This is an unknow brand in the US. You are better off posting this on
http://www.canadianwoodworking.com , or at
http://www.canadianhomeworkshop.com . The forums on Canadian
Woodworking are more active you will get a faster response from there.
Wrong. Plenty of Canadians here. I don't happen to have the answer the OP
is looking for, but I'm interested in the answer since a planer is likely to
be my next major purchase. I also bet I'm not the only one interested, too.
That's how usernet works.
- Owen -
I was looking to buy a new planer recently... was using my Dad for
info/support, he's been a woodworker all his life
We looked at this, and he was of the opinion, (and I eventually have learned
he's developed his opinions based on experience), that I was better off
buying 1 machine that does 1 job well.. not 1 machine that does multiple
jobs just OK... and with respect, just how much molding do you need to make
to get that kind of investment out of this tool?
Its just my opinion. Worth what you paid for it.
FYI, I ended up with the 2 blade Dewalt. DW-733.
I did not mean that he may not get response here, but like I said this
is an unknown brand in the US. All I suggested is that he post this
question on the afforementioned Canadian forums. There, he will get a
response from people who are familiar with the brand. Again not the
answer he is looking for but just my opinion.
I never heard of them. There are also some answers on the thread in the
binary group. I have seens samples in Busy Bee and of course they looked
good, but that is why they are samples. Sears did at one point have a
similar unit. I am surprised nobody has gotten one.
The Sears model from what I can see is identical. You could buy the
Busy Bee model and get the parts from Sears as they would likely fit.
If you could get it from Sears I'd go with them as they have better
warranty policies. I have purchased some products from Busy Bee and
basically they didn't want to offer a warranty, they tried to say I
abused the tool, which was not the case. So I would advise you to
beware. I still buy from them but I always bear in mind the poor
I noticed the same thing with the Canadian Tire 12" thickness planer,
it is the same as the older Delta 12" thickness planer.
Eddie Munster wrote:
Never realized that, growing upo in my Dads shop everthing was craftsman and
now it's all going to Dewalt and Rigid. It's a toss up between Craftex and
craftsman, I can't find much info on craftex and thought craftsmand might be
a better shoice since I'd be able to get parts for it. Any other
recommendations of Molders / Planers?
I have this very machine. I just keeps on working. I've machined all the lumber
for rebuilding my house, 1000's of bdft of spruce, pine and oak. I also have
used the moulder to machine all the trim in oak, pine and basswood. The only
problem now is that busy bee has discontinued this model. I am extremely pleased
with the machine. I am currently looking into using blades from other machines(
KING and Jet)
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