Sat, Feb 19, 2005, 12:51pm (EST+5) email@example.com (habbi) wants
Is there any reason not to buy a cheap 12.5" thickness planer. <snip>
Depends on what you mean by cheap, doesn't it?
I got one you could say was cheap. Used, in excellent condition,
for the cost of shipping only. Worth the price? I think so.
There is a difference between cheap, and inexpensive, in my book.
Cheap is shoddily made. Inexpensive means at a low price - HF has some
nice inexpensive items, not such a fancy finish, maybe tool marks, etc.,
that work just fine. And, they some cheap stuff too.
If I wanted to "save" money, I'd look for used in good condition,
or refurbished. If I just wanted to be cheap, I'd get the lowest priced
thing I could find, new or used. Your money, spend it the way you want.
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