Shopsmith 12" Pro Planer & Mark V mounted Planer Information, History & Review

Don't get so excited with eBay prices that you pay more than the price of a new tool! The current MSRP of the Shopsmith Mark V-Powered 12" Planer is $1199.99. The MSRP of a new Shopsmith 12" Pro Planer is $1449.99

Most folks don't know that there have been three models of 12" sold under the name "Shopsmith"; One was made to be powered by the Mark I, Mark V Model 500, 505, 510 and 520, and the Mark VII, and can be fitted to a SPT Stand. This tool was offered with a manual crank for feeding the lumber through the tool, but that option didn't last for long. Now the Mark V Powered 12" Planer has a Variable speed feed motor. The other is a self-contained Free Standing unit with integrated Variable Speed known as the Pro Planer.

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Shopsmith Pro Planer and Mark V mount Planer For Sale

Watch this video for Shopsmith Pro Planer Maintenance tips

Precising planing on a Shopsmith Pro Planer

This is the first time I've done this on this blog, but I'm going to make a recommendation that if you can't find the SS planer at a reasonable price, or if it is out of reach of your wallet, that you consider the DeWalt 13" DW735 Heavy-Duty 13-Inch Portable Planer. This planer is available for less than $900 (Under $600 for reconditioned) and has features that rival stationary planers in a semi-portable design. I'll blog a bit more about this, but for now if you are in the market for an excellent planer at a great price, take a look at the DW735 at Tool King. Click the link below and search "DW735". Click here to see the DW735 and DW735R for Sale on eBay.

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Also, if the idea factory reconditioned tools doesn't scare you away, you can save some bucks with a fully warrantied unit that DeWalt themselves have reconditioned. At this moment Tool King is having a sale on their reconditioned DeWalt tools, so your timing is excellent! Click this link: Take 10% off all reconditioned DeWALT products. Discount will apply automatically at checkout. I've just purchased one myself through this sale and will give a full report on my DeWalt Tool Hunter Blog.