I haven't seen this planer, but I've emailed the seller for more
pics. Comments welcome, as to anything I should inspect closely, if I
go check it out. Think this price is reasonable?
Yeah I would not recommend watching for tear out or snipe. If the blades
are not sharp there will be excess tear out. Snipe is IMHO not a reason to
turn away from a planer. Snipe can be prevented with technique if it is a
problem and typically is an inherent trait to most all planers especially
the older desigh and large ones. The Delta planer has 2 rollers that the
wood rides on under the cutter head. Because the wood rides up over the
table surface on 1 roller and eventually the next, snipe is pretty much a
guarantee to some degree. These particular planers are adjustable in many
areas so if something is in excess a problem, it can typically be adjusted.
Looks like a Delta DC-380, 15" planer. If it is, that's a great price.
I have one. Definitely get it if it looks good and works well.
It also looks very similar to the older DC-33 which is a 13" planer.
Still heavy duty, but that can be a big 2" and I don't know if it
would be worth it. If it looks good and works well, probably go for
Either is a big step up from a lunchbox.
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