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    Most other wood is pretty stable for prices. I...

    Most other wood is pretty stable for prices. I get a lot of wood at my local klingspore store as they have a good selection and itís convenient.

    Facebook marketplace also has a lot of wood for...
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    Grizzly had 10% off coupons quite frequently over...

    Grizzly had 10% off coupons quite frequently over the past several years. Not that uncommon to get.

    With inventory shortages and back orders, they’ve dropped it down to 5% recently. I used the...
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    Hey David, you may also want to look into Oliver....

    Hey David, you may also want to look into Oliver. They sell a machine installed with a Byrd and Wixie. Grizzly is the only other machine that has a head with 36 cutters pre installed. The Oliver...
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    I emailed the Felder guys. Got a few calls and...

    I emailed the Felder guys. Got a few calls and was also emailed several times. Was just in the research phase and didn't buy anything. I've been in sales most of my life, and stuff does fall...
  5. Griz has a new version of that machine coming any...

    Griz has a new version of that machine coming any day.

    https://www.grizzly.com/products/grizzly-12-5-hp-planer-jointer-with-v-helical-cutterhead/g0634x
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    Hey Jake, If I had your cash and space, I'd buy a...

    Hey Jake, If I had your cash and space, I'd buy a separate 16" helical jointer and a 20" helical planer. You'd be about 10 grand for both.

    Are the combo machines good, yes? But you're limited...
  7. Oliver also just came out with a portable unit...

    Oliver also just came out with a portable unit that already has the BYRD installed.

    It's about 150+ less money than buying the Dewalt and then retrofitting the new cutter. If I didn't already...
  8. Hey Eric, I highly recommend getting a better...

    Hey Eric,

    I highly recommend getting a better planer with some sort of spiral cutter and ditching the straight blades. A straight blade lunchbox planer is incredibly loud and the knives don't...
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    new laguna toys

    new lineup of planers and jointers. Seems like they're more slim designed Euro style

    https://lagunatools.com/classic/planers/
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    Iím making a friend a kitchen table using pine. ...

    Iím making a friend a kitchen table using pine. Itíll be the last time use pine as itís terrible going through a drum sander.

    Iíve got a Supermax dual 25 with 5hp and use the lower grits as...
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    The South Bend model is interesting. As far as...

    The South Bend model is interesting. As far as pricing, it's on the higher end and just as pricey as Powermatic.

    The 20 Helical Planer looks good with it's variable speed that can go as low as...
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    I wouldn’t spend $2200 on a 15” stationary in...

    I wouldn’t spend $2200 on a 15” stationary in your situation. The $450 spiral will breathe new life into your old dewalt, reduce noise and save you money on blades in the long run. Especially if...
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    Disappearing posts when logged in

    When I log in and look at the same thread vs not being logged in, why do posts disappear?

    Iíll log out and see more responses from other members. Why is this happening?
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    Sometimes you can catch Baileigh with a 10-15%...

    Sometimes you can catch Baileigh with a 10-15% off sale. They are very expensive on shipping though. Every time I put something in my cart to check on shipping, it was between 350-450.
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    Baileigh looks to make the same machine ...

    Baileigh looks to make the same machine

    https://www.baileigh.com/heavy-duty-drum-sander-sd-255
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    Hi Jim, I considered that machine as well. ...

    Hi Jim,

    I considered that machine as well. Read a few reviews that is was not heavy duty enough with 3hp being a bit timid for dual drums.

    I bought the 5hp Supermax 25x2. I use same grits on...
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    I have the 1 3/4 hp. Was thinking of contractor...

    I have the 1 3/4 hp. Was thinking of contractor but then upgraded to cabinet. Wish I would have bought the 3hp for long term. The 1.75 is decent, but underpowered for bigger jobs. A nice saw...
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    I've bought a few things from Grizzly. Had a...

    I've bought a few things from Grizzly. Had a problem with my 8" jointer about a misprint in the catalog. The spiral head they sold me would not fit, and they took the entire jointer back and paid...
  19. My Cutech 13" Planer is made in Taiwan. I got...

    My Cutech 13" Planer is made in Taiwan. I got the best one they had with the snipe lock and carbide cutters. Very nice machine for the money and would recommend based on the performance.
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    Hi Gabriel, I'm assuming the piece of maple...

    Hi Gabriel,

    I'm assuming the piece of maple you have is Flatsawn? A good majority of the maple out there is not Quarter Sawn, so it's tougher to keep straight. Cutting it down 50% to around a...
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    I noticed that as well on big box basic pine and...

    I noticed that as well on big box basic pine and building materials. Assuming it was economy related with current issues.

    i live in Durham NC, and thereís a place a few miles from me that gives...
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    1000-1200 gets you a 6 inch jointer. 1500-1800...

    1000-1200 gets you a 6 inch jointer. 1500-1800 gets you an 8.

    Lots of the helical - spiral 8 inch jointers are $2000 and up.

    For the money, itís hard to beat grizzly as they sell direct. ...
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    I was thinking of the supermax 19 -38 as well,...

    I was thinking of the supermax 19 -38 as well, but inventory is tight so went with the dual drum 25 as it was in stock. Waiting for the delivery truck to arrive. I have a very old jet 16-32 and...
  24. Itís a presale and not available yet. I have...

    Itís a presale and not available yet. I have the cutech industrial planer and itís a fine machine for the money.

    The limitations of a short bed and small fence are just the reality of benchtops....
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    I just checked out the Martin site and saw that...

    I just checked out the Martin site and saw that as well. May drop them an email to check into pricing and availability.

    A powered planer bed is nice. But Iím wondering how long the power...
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