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    Planer Question

    There is a older PowerMatic Planer, I think it is a 15 inch model, that I may be able to get either really cheap or free. My question is there anyone that would make a Helical Head for this planner and how hard would it be to replace it if it can be replaced. Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

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    Byrd makes one for just a bit over $3k.

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    Wow I was not expecting that much. Thanks for the help though it is appreciated.

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    I thought a 15" was like under a Grand?

    No ?

    Marc
    I'm pretty new here, not as as experienced as most. Please don't hesitate to correct me

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    I'm pretty new here, not as as experienced as most. Please don't hesitate to correct me

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    Apparently the Rockler price is a bit higher...didn't look in detail on whether it's the exact same item.

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    Thanks guys. 700 dollars sounds a lot better than 3000. I knew a new planner was about that price. 700 would make the up grade worth while. Thanks for all the help. Now I just to finish talking my friend out of it.

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    Carlos, a little due diligence never hurt. $3000 will get a brand new 15 Powermatic planer with Byrd head from Rockler.

    As suggested, the grizzly head would be a bit cheaper and likely have the same performance.

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