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    Used Planer Advice

    I have come to a point that I would like to get a planer. Basement shop , hobby wood worker.
    Not sure about the Dewalt 735 even with all the positive reviews.

    Ran across this used Grizzly G1021 planer close to home.
    I called talked to him, he told me its 23 yrs old and that it was in the shop when he bought the acreage. He hasn't use it much.

    It looks a little rough but if the price is right what do you think ?
    g1021.jpgg1021 1.jpgg1021 2.jpg

    Thanks for any input or suggestions

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    Does it have a dust collection port?

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    Doesn't look like its on there. Should have one . I looked at the manual and there should be one. Better check

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    That is a solid planer and definitely workable.. If you make the purchase, just start from the ground up on all the pertinent adjustments. I bought a portable Grizzly ( a reluctant made in Taiwan option back then ) new more than 25years ago and it was my main planer for shop and site work for the better part of 15years. I had replaced the bearings, brushes and switch at year 12 and upgraded to the 735 for no other reason than to be fancy and little more refined. That Dewalt is a great little planer and gives a nice finish with the help of infeed and outfeed support beyond what it comes with but you'll go thru knives like crazy. Owned that Dewalt for a little over a year and came across my current General 130 so I sold to upgrade. Now my General broke a shear pin ( my fault ) and I'm using my little grizzly as a backup until my Shelix head comes in...an early birthday present I think I see a dust shute in the middle picture
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    You can always make a dust port if needed. Grizzly may still sell parts for it. I would bring some rough cut lumber and run a couple pieces through it to make sure it works. Make sure the table moves up and down smoothly and there's no unusual noises. I would look at the outfeed roller. Some of the older planers have one that's metal with fine "teeth" to pull the board. Once you run a board through it you'll be able to see marks from the roller. If so it'll just mean you'll need to do a little more sanding than what would be needed on one with a smooth roller.

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    I just sold mine G1021. It was a solid planer every day I owned it, and was still going strong when I replaced it with a J/P combo machine. My dust port had an ... "accident"...and I was still able to order a replacement from Grizzly that bolted right up.

    It is an easy machine to work on, so I'd wouldn't be afraid of it at all.

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    I have that planer and it is solid. Griz has parts!
    Ask a woodworker to "make your bed" and he/she makes a bed.

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    Thanks for the advice so far. I think I'll go check it out.
    I know what he is asking $ and I know what I would like to pay but....

    If it all checks out and works what do you think would be a good deal ? $$

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    Good deal? Under $500 if it works great.
    Glad its my shop I am responsible for - I only have to make me happy.

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    It is probably more important what you think is a good deal, you are the one paying for it. New ones like that are in the 2000 range now.

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    Had that planer - sold it last year as i didn't have space in my shop.
    now i have a dewalt 735.

    I had to add a dust collector hood to my G1021. Grizzly had the part available and was a simple fix.
    I haven't had any issues with the G1021 - other than being bulky..

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    If it runs OK <500 is about right. Dave

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    The best thing about that Delta copy is the beds donít move so you can build out indeed outfeed tables if you want. Solid machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Day View Post
    The best thing about that Delta copy is the beds don’t move so you can build out indeed outfeed tables if you want. Solid machine.
    The beds move on that model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared Sankovich View Post
    The beds move on that model.
    So grizzly copied it, but left the best part of the design out. Lol, kidding. Good catch! $400 max if it were me.

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