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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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I know I am a little crazy but, looking for a planer for awhile, and looking whats out there new.
I need bigger then a 12", so a Grizzly 15" seemed about right at around $1000.
Then I found this in Montana on craigslist $600.
I am not saying everyone should do this, just, there are better buys out there.
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Looks like a good buy. Have you tried it yet?

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I have run some wood through it, it appears to be working good.
On the Old wood working machine site, a fellow has set up instructions to get everything tuned up right.
At some point, a Dispoz A Blade cutter system was installed. It came with a dozen new blades, That should last for a while.
I need to replace the belts on the feed end of the planer, they are cracked and old.

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Looks like you got a deal. In my opinion, old cast iron is almost always superior to the new stuff. That unit looks solid. The bed moves up and down which makes adding infeed and out feed rollers somewhat impractical but the fixed head should work better than a moveable one.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I have a pair of quick adjust roller stands, that I use for my metal cut-off saw, should be good when needed.
I am in the process of rigging this thing, getting through a 32" door and down the stairs to my basement work shop.
Only 1100bs, not too bad, but, at the maximum of what I think is reasonable for the path it has to travel.

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I'm glad it's your back and not mine.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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