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post #1 of 12 Old 08-14-2015, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Used Grizzly planer vs new dewalt

Has anyone had experience with the Grizzly g1021? its a 15" 220v used for $300 on craigslist. My other choice based on reviews was the dewalt d734. I prefer the 735 but its just out of budget. The grizzly looks fresh out of the box, extra knives and a shop fox rolling stand. I dont have 220 so ill need to add that to my shop. Not sure what questions I should ask this guy. Thoughts? It seems like ill get so much more with the grizzly.
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Although I have no firsthand experience with it, that Grizzly is a lot more substantial planer than the DW734. That may or may not be important to you, depending on your usage. For my purposes, I bought the DW735, but I only do relatively small amounts of planing, shop space is limited, etc. The 734 would have served me just as well.

If you go to look at it, I'd think that the key things to be aware of would be how smoothly it runs, is there any loud bearing noise coming from it, does it bog down at all, does it feed smoothly, does it leave a smooth finish, etc. If it can't be demonstrated, I wouldn't buy it.

If it works well, the price seems reasonable to me; others will have other opinions.
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Go with the grizzly. Having an induction motor is enough to make it a better tool on its own, and on top of that the extreme 2 inches of cut width, resharpenable knives and overall more heavy duty design are all bonuses. Jump on that one quick, I doubt it'll last long at $300

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Either of those DW's are plastic toys compared to that Griz. I'd trade you my lightly used DW735 on a $150 mobile cart in a heartbeat for the G1021 even if it's beat to hell. I'd even buck up some cash to make the deal work.

I agree with the Village Idiot - don't dawdle on that one. You'll be lucky if it's still available.
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Pick up that bad boy while you can! As others have said, that is a much more substantial machine than the Dewalt will ever be. $300 is more than half off of what it was new.
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I agree with the Village Idiot - don't dawdle on that one. You'll be lucky if it's still available.[/QUOTE]

For a moment there I was insulted, and then I remembered what I changed my handle to...

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So did you get it? I would've left work early and drove 75 miles for that! I watch craigslist everyday but never seem to find those kinda deals.

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Basically any stand alone planer will be better than a lunchbox. Especially one running 220v.

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It sold. I knew it was too good of a deal. There was the DW735 for $350 still in the box and when I messaged the seller they acted like they didn't know what I was talking about and the ad disappeared. Two broken hearts in one day. This will be just for my hobby shop in the garage so im thinking I may just splurge and get the 735. It seems to be a lot more user friendly than the 734.
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These planers will pop up from time to time. This week another planer on craigslist came up. Was $450 now $390. I almost want to buy as a backup...
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/tls/5169213854.html
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For a moment there I was insulted, and then I remembered what I changed my handle to...

Sometimes I live up to that handle!
I got somewhat miffed when he called you that as well.

Anyone that KNOWS you however and actually READS what you have to say - Knows better!
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I got somewhat miffed when he called you that as well.

Anyone that KNOWS you however and actually READS what you have to say - Knows better!
Nah, I think it's just you. Gods knows I don't know better!

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