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Hi All, I'm about to buy A bench-top planer/thicknesser ,there's three models available to me at my local store in my price range-RYOBI 12", JET 12" or the FOX 12",i think the fox is the u.k version of DELTA...they all seem to be much the same and all around the same price the ryobi being the most expensive at 238,the fox cheapest at 190. Can anyone advise me on any of these models? thanks Philip.
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Hi All, I'm about to buy A bench-top planer/thicknesser ,there's three models available to me at my local store in my price range-RYOBI 12", JET 12" or the FOX 12",i think the fox is the u.k version of DELTA...they all seem to be much the same and all around the same price the ryobi being the most expensive at 238,the fox cheapest at 190. Can anyone advise me on any of these models? thanks Philip.
I don't think you will find much difference between all these, they will all do an excellent job, basically it is in the keeping of blades razor sharp and the setting up of them, I bought a Woodstar 8x6 machine 7 or 8 years ago when they all started to flood the country and have never looked back, a wonderful finish if you don't try to take too much at a time, go buy and good luck.



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Hi Philip

You might like to look at Ron's opus magnum on planer/thicknessers for general background.

http://www.routerforums.com/attachme...er-summary.pdf

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I purchased a Dewalt DW734 several months ago and I like it a lot. So far no snipe at all. I am mostly running short pieces so the work stays mainly on the out feed table.
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i have a ryobi thicknesser and i would recommend it to anyone,i bought it second hand and fitted new blades . fantastic machine.easy to get the parts, also check out Axminster MB1933 Portable Thicknesser good luck
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