Review by craftsmandan
December, 25 2012
Pros: Board finish quality is generally pretty good.
Cons: There was higher than average snipe, and the feed mechanism is weak.
Review by davidbley
January, 19 2005
Pros: Usable for cutting soft pine, cherry, ash, poplar as long as board width less 6"
Cons: Unusable with any wood having a specific gravity greater than 0.6 (marginal) No factory response.
Review by tampatom
May, 05 2004
Pros: Very simple operation, good cut quality
Cons: No cutterhead lock, snipes like crazy
Review by mguzzipilot
December, 04 2003
Pros: Cheap, Light, easy maintenance.
Cons: Dust chute is flimsy, but it works.
Review by maperry
November, 14 2003
Pros: Superb support. Small enough to be stored out of the way. Recycle old wood.
Cons: Limited power. Heavy to move. Noisy operation, even at "idle."
Review by TrumpetOne
December, 22 2000
Pros: Reasonable price, great results.
Cons: Heavy to lug around
Review by big_fred
August, 10 2000
Cons: Not for wide boards
Review by Woodchuck1954
June, 18 2000
Pros: Cost and portability
Review by quaker
June, 02 2000
Pros: Low cost.
Cons: Sniping results are terrible.
Review by shieber
May, 26 2000
Pros: Cheaper than the 12 1/2" planers available
Cons: Doesn't maintain cutting depth; doesn't stay put when cutting
Review by hufbears
December, 26 1999
Pros: ease of setup and use
Cons: a little heavy