I have been looking at Planer/Molders and I have not seen a lot around. I
called all the local stores and no one seems to cary them. So, I bought a
Jet 13" Planer/Molder. I guess it was my bad luck, but I had to bring it
back twice to get repaired in the first few weeks. Belts defective, bad
gears, etc. I brought i back becuase I spent over $800 on a lemon.
So, I started to look more. I checked out Grizzley, they are 95% the sme
for the 13" planer/molder. I know this becuase I had the Jet apart many
times and read the manual over-and-over and over. The Grizzley manual is
almost exact, just a few knobs are differnt and a differnt dust shute.
After all this, I look at Sears, they seem to made by Palmgren, both in the
15" range. Sears is out of stock though.
Woodtek seems have a nicely priced unit, but I have not seen a lot of
"press" or much information on them. Does anyone know? I already have a
Ridgid planer and I want one with more power and dual speeds becuase I have
a lot of Hard Maple to plane from a tree I had milled.