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lengal

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01-11-2021 02:35 AM

anybody heard of A LOBO 12” PLANER. was wondering if they were any good. I can get one for $50 but don’t know if if its worth buying or if i can get parts for it.. seller says it works


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#1 posted 01-11-2021 02:57 AM

I is likely worth looking at for $50 – and likely worth taking a flyer on buying as well. I’ve never heard of the Lobo brand before but there is a company by that name still making woodworking tools. (1) Their tools appear to be much higher-end commercial and industrial tools.

The one 12-inch planer they have in their catalog is a two-side planer (2) that has a list price of just shy of $17,000. Even if they model for sale isn’t that one, they may well still sell parts for the model in question.

There also are some parts for a 12-inch Lobo planer on Amazon (3).

(1) http://www.lobomachine.com/shop/
(2) http://www.lobomachine.com/shop/item.aspx/12-two-side-planer-with-spiral-cutter/739/
(3) https://www.amazon.com/After-Market-BELT-Thickness-Planer/dp/B01C4WN1FW

Post here what you find if you look at or buy it.

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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#2 posted 01-11-2021 10:23 AM

Dayam, haven’t heard that name in decades! Remember them coming on the scene maybe n late 80s, early 90s, got a brochure from them in that era, I was considering multiple imported cabinet saws at that, ended up going with Grizzly.

I don’t remember anything bad or good being said, but they appeared similar to many other imports (Lobo, Sunhill, etc.). Hard to say if original company is still in business, but the design of the saws I looked at were pretty much the same as other imports. I would imagine the planers followed the same criteria.

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lengal

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#3 posted 01-11-2021 11:30 PM



I is likely worth looking at for $50 – and likely worth taking a flyer on buying as well. I ve never heard of the Lobo brand before but there is a company by that name still making woodworking tools. (1) Their tools appear to be much higher-end commercial and industrial tools.

The one 12-inch planer they have in their catalog is a two-side planer (2) that has a list price of just shy of $17,000. Even if they model for sale isn t that one, they may well still sell parts for the model in question.

There also are some parts for a 12-inch Lobo planer on Amazon (3).

(1) http://www.lobomachine.com/shop/
(2) http://www.lobomachine.com/shop/item.aspx/12-two-side-planer-with-spiral-cutter/739/
(3) https://www.amazon.com/After-Market-BELT-Thickness-Planer/dp/B01C4WN1FW

Post here what you find if you look at or buy it.

- GaryCK

I haven’t heard back from the fellow but when I do, I’l post. thanks

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lengal

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#4 posted 01-11-2021 11:33 PM



Dayam, haven’t heard that name in decades! Remember them coming on the scene maybe n late 80s, early 90s, got a brochure from them in that era, I was considering multiple imported cabinet saws at that, ended up going with Grizzly.

I don’t remember anything bad or good being said, but they appeared similar to many other imports (Lobo, Sunhill, etc.). Hard to say if original company is still in business, but the design of the saws I looked at were pretty much the same as other imports. I would imagine the planers followed the same criteria.

- AMZ

I’m glad somebody heard of them, hehehe

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Loren

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#5 posted 01-12-2021 12:57 AM

LOBO used to do basic Taiwan jointers, table saws and such with some heavier models but nothing like they sell now that I can remember. Grizzly has taken that market over.

I don’t expect they have parts for a lunchbox planer. That doesn’t mean it’s no good however. It probably planes. One thing to look for that some planers have is a cutterhead lock that’s supposed to reduce sniping.

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