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Thread: Seeking more planer input

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    We now divide our time between southwest Florida and southwest Vermont.

    Seeking more planer input

    Steel City is phasing out the 40200 13"planer (3 knife cutter head) and introducing the 40200H, which has a helical cutter. The new model retails for $599 (about the top of the budget), but I understand there are some of the older versions still available for under $450. As far as I can tell, the only difference is the cutter head. My impulse is to go for the less expensive unit, but I thought I'd seek advice from any of you who'd care to offer. Thanks

    The optimist says the glass is half full.
    The pessimist says it's half empty.
    I say the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Check the price on a 13" spiral head to get a feel for that new to old price difference. I love the spiral on my jointer and wish I had it in my planer.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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