I am a new member here and since I am about to "officially" retire from my home (office) based business after 22 years, I have been reading a lot lately about the various machinery purchases which I will require to set-up a woodworking workshop in my garage.
I recently found an ad for a new DW735 planer still in the box, it has been used a couple of times only. The person received it as a gift but finds it too large at 13". The owner wants $525.00 for it but I offered $445.
My question : Is $445. too much for this unit seeing that it would likely not be covered under the Mfgr's warranty, and Busy Bee had it advertized in their 2008 Winter Specials Flyer at a promotional price of $525 + a free chip collector valued at $79.99. Is this unit reliable and not prone to failures? Has anybody experienced any serious repairs?