I have never purchased any delta tools before, but i have been wanting a
dust collector for some time. My neighbor bought a delta AP 400 at Lowes
for $159.00 friday and told me that it was the last one they had. I was
going to go to try to find one at another lowes but i happened to stop by a
store in columbus called The Anderson's General Store (I am not sure how big
a chain they are) and almost tripped over couple AP 400k (includes the kit
to hook up 2 tools) for $129.00.
I ended up Buying one and putting my neighbors name on it to hold.
While i was looking around I noticed a Delta TP 300 12" Planer with stand
and extra blades for $179.00. So i decided to get that too.
So i ended up getting the planer and dc for $308.00 and a big "Merry
Christmas and Happy Birthday!!!" from my wife.
I really hadn't needed a planer until I had a neighbor move out and give me
about 80 bf of 1 com red oak that he gets delivered from a lumber yard.
The boards were run one pass through a planer but still need some work. I
had always bought my lumber from Lowes or the borg, at least until I found
out the difference in price if you are willing to do a little planning..
I am just a little concerned that that planer will hold up.