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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Guys.... used Dewalt 733 planer. $200 and not far from my house. This is a 12-1/2" planer and I believe on this model the knives are sharpenable.... not disposable like the 734. Looks to be in decent shape and lightly used. I don't own a planer and this would be my first. Is this a good unit for a good price? Or should I pass? I wasn't really in the market, but this just struck me as being a pretty low price for this planer. Right or wrong?
Of course I'd give it a little closer inspection, but .... suggestions what to look for?
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Hi reikimaster

Get your money out of your pocket and get back down to it,,,
that's about 1/2 the going price of a new one..
Look at the paint under and by the blades this will give you a hint how much time it has on it..

If the paint looks new, put your money in his hands and say thank you and be on your way,,,they don't last long at that price....




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send me their address et - i'll send a check for item + postage etc and i'll let you now how well it works
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Hope it works out for you. Sounds like a great price, hope it is like BJ says! Let us know how you make out!

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Reviews appear to be favorable. Found this link:

http://www.epinions.com/hmgd-Shop_To...splay_~reviews

and this one:

http://www.epinions.com/hmgd-Tools-B...splay_~reviews

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My Son-in-Law has one, and I think it work really well. I end up using it more then her does. The good news is he lives in the same development.
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My Son-in-Law has one, and I think it work really well. I end up using it more then her does. The good news is he lives in the same development.
Some guys have all the luck! Got to be nice to that SIL... hey kid, can I use the planer today?

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I've never used a power planer, do they handle the same as a regular plane?
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Hi vapochilled

If you are talking about a Stanley type Hand Planer and a Makita type 3-1/4-Inch Hand-Held Planer = NO, many door installers use them because they are quick to remove stock, but most users can mess up the stock real quick with them. it takes a very fine touch to use them..the right way.

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Vapochilled, the power hand planes take a delicate hand to use. It is very easy to remove more wood than you want to. The planer in this thread is something different, a machine that will match one side of a board to the other. Most of these machines are able to handle a board 12-1/2" wide. To get truely square wood you must first clean up one side on a joiner. (Sometimes called a jointer) After you have a "true" side you run your wood through a planer and it gives you a top and bottom side that are perfectly even. If you do not use the joiner first you will end up with wood that measures the same thickness but it can look like a roller coaster. Power hand planers are seldom used by home woodworkers. Rough carpenters and door installers would be the likely users.

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