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Author Topic: Large Planer Advise (Chen Sheng Machinery)  (Read 1644 times)

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Offline tule peak timber

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Re: Large Planer Advise (Chen Sheng Machinery)
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2017, 03:19:30 pm »
Sounds pretty darn good to me, cheers  Rob
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Re: Large Planer Advise (Chen Sheng Machinery)
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2017, 03:13:47 pm »
I'm not offended at all.  I try to share what I know; that's all.  I'm passionate about vintage industrial machines because they are simply better.  There's a reason why 75 to 100 year old industrial machines are still around, in service, and are highly sought after by people in the know.  All you have to do for a comparison of what goes in to making a quality cast iron machine is to go to Northfield's website and check out prices for a brand new, (but made in the old way) industrial table saw, bandsaw, planer, jointer, etc.....$12K to $20K and up.

I'm even more passionate about not shipping my money to the disposable asian economy.....very bad for our own economy.

I'm out of this conversation before I get banned......
I'm with you WW9,  I bought a Steel City 20" planer made somewhere in
South East Asia.  Ran ok for a couple of years and I ran the bejesus out of it.
 I statred having feed problems with it as well as problems with the tables staying paralel to the cutter head.
 I look at the book it came with and it is literally written in broken  chineese accented english.  UFB !!!!
 Customer Service was nonexistant.
 Bad problems with thier band saw and thier Ossilating spindle sander as well.
I got the planer straightend out after a lot of hassel and a couple of trips to a machine shop but I have a similar planer in a powermatic also.
 I will never buy another asian made anything ever again.
I second the motion,  Made in America by Americans is a good thing.
 I do like some of the German/Austrain made machines as well.
I will keep you posted on the Grizzly 5hp Tilt spindle shaper and the Grizzly edge sander,  so far I've had no issues.
Time and Money,  If you have the one, you rarely have the other.

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