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pricing used powermatic 18" 5hp planer 1980s vintage
Dec 17th, 2013 at 3:11pm
 
First let me say I am in the very beginning stages at checking out this deal, assuming it even is a "deal". I just talked to a elderly guy who has a powermatic 18" 5hp  planer 1980s vintage. My gut feeling is it is a 180 model but not 100% sure. It has the blade sharpener on it, he also is including a pallet jack with it as he has it up and sitting on something he made so he can use the pallet jack to move it around  his shop. I have yet to see it but he states its in very clean not beat up, " you will be impressed when you see it " he said.  He is the 2nd owner no issues, him and first owner used it little. His ASKING price is $1,900 and since I have not even seen it I have not tried to get him down at this point since I am still researching the value. I have looked at new and see I can get a Powermatic 1791296 Model 209 for $2850.00.Question is, am I comparing apples to apples?  Any input on this would be helpful.

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Re: pricing used powermatic 18" 5hp planer 1980s vintage
Reply #1 - Dec 17th, 2013 at 8:20pm
 
A 180 is a monster semi-industrial planer, in a whole different class from the 4-post taiwan machines.  They take up a lot of room.  You'll NEED the pallet jack!  I had a direct-drive OLIVER 399 which has a considerable smaller footprint than a 180.  Still big and difficult to move, but a must have if you're into old "arn"  Roll Eyes
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Re: pricing used powermatic 18" 5hp planer 1980s vintage
Reply #2 - Dec 18th, 2013 at 1:08am
 
Don't let Dennis read this post.   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Re: pricing used powermatic 18" 5hp planer 1980s vintage
Reply #3 - Dec 23rd, 2013 at 12:08pm
 
I have a Boice Crane 12" planer from the 40s that weighs in at just under 1000lbs.  Once the old stuff is set up right, it will last forever....again!  I think it realy depends what you are using it for. and how much you put into the WOW factor.  I love old arn so it is a no brainer for me.
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Re: pricing used powermatic 18" 5hp planer 1980s vintage
Reply #4 - Dec 28th, 2013 at 9:43pm
 
The guy still has it and I am kicking it around still
I am sure I can get it for 1500.00
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Re: pricing used powermatic 18" 5hp planer 1980s vintage
Reply #5 - Apr 30th, 2014 at 10:34am
 
Is it 3 phase or single phase.  go look at it and make up your mind if you can use it.  You are certainly not going to get something as good for that kind of money,.  The grinding attachment alone is worth a good bit,  Just depends upon whether you have  room to use it.
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