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What kind of hand planer do you use / recommend?
pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2010-02-26 07:41 am   Permalink

Ready to step up to a more expensive, non-harbor freight piece in hopes of finding one that has a little better depth of cut, so I can seriously mow some bark down!

So what are you using & why?



 
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-02-26 08:26 am   Permalink

I don't think any planer will give the depth that you want.
This is what you want:
http://logwizard.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4:log-wizard&catid=5:articles&Itemid=6

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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2010-02-26 11:16 am   Permalink

DUDE!!!

Holy crap!!! I need one of those like a fat kid needs candy!!!!

Thanks bro!!!!


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-02-26 11:46 am   Permalink

That looks awesome. Now to get my chainsaws fixed...


 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-02-26 4:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-26 11:16, pjc5150 wrote:
DUDE!!!
Holy crap!!! I need one of those like a fat kid needs candy!!!!


Haha, that pretty much was the same reaction Billy the Crud had when I let him use mine the other weekend!

They have a high danger potential, but work as good as you hope.


 
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kroozzn62
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Posted: 2010-02-26 4:57 pm   Permalink

HA HA 4wdtiki thats funny shiat lol

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-02-26 5:45 pm   Permalink

Skip to 4:30 on the video:

log cleaning video

My choice is the economical ryobi planer. It runs about $70 new. I picked up another new/stolen one at the swap for $20 a while back.

My main issue with the log wizard is still the price. last time I looked it was about $179. Add the chainsaw and that's more than I paid for every tool I own combined.( Almost )

I did see the log wizard in action over at Billy's last week and it works real well on real thick palm bark. Definitely not a finesse tool though. You'll still need something after it to get the log surface even and clean to carve it up. I think 4Wd uses a Ryobi after he wizards it.

Most of the time, I use a draw knife and clean it up with the Ryobi.

Here's an old rant I did on a log wizard a while ago:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=19078&forum=7&vpost=238360&PHPSESSID=20c99ab349bd0f18885e75269fcea009

Buzzy Out!

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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2010-03-03 06:58 am   Permalink

Wow, you can skin a 5 ft log in 20 minutes with your planer?

Well, either I'm retarded or my planer totally blows.

That would take me a good hour or 2 with my Harbor Freight piece.


 
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