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Old 02-25-2003, 02:25 AM
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I just tried out my new great planes hinge cutter and it is by far the greatest tool I have ever bought. Its like a gift from heaven and it cuts straight too!
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Old 02-25-2003, 02:28 PM
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I have to agree with you on this. I have the plug into the wall one and it is wonderful. There is a post going about the battery operated one not working so good. They are saying the battery does not hold enough charge to do all the slotting. Hopefully Great Planes is working on a fix for that. I also am in love with the power planer. What a tool that is. Cuts down on alot of labor. Good Luck, Dave
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Old 02-25-2003, 02:31 PM
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It has turned one of my least favorite tasks into a quick and easy operation.

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real godsend it is been using one for over a year now
next to my mototools it's the most usefull and handy mochine in my lab ( building room )
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Definitely one of MY favorites!
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Used to hate cutting hinges. This is the best tool to come along in a long time!
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Old 02-25-2003, 05:37 PM
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Default But get the right one ..

Just in case this thread excites someone enought to buy one that doesn't already have one, make sure you buy the right one!

I originally bought the rechargeable version. It would cut maybe two hinges before it didn't have enough umph! to cut another. Quite frustrating. The 110 Volt plug in version on the other hand, is a great!

When you think about it, how many times do you need to cut hinges out in the field where the rechargeable unit would be an advanatage anyway?
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Old 02-25-2003, 06:56 PM
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I bought the corded one to cut the 50 hinge slots for my hog bipe. If you don't have one yet - go get one! Wish I bought one 3 planes ago!
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I too have the battery powered oone and am very disappointed with the battery life. I was thinking of opening it up and changing the battery to a higher amp hour rating. Has anyone done this?
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Old 02-26-2003, 12:26 PM
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I bought mine for my Hog Bipe as well. Co-incidence?? I think not I would never cut hinge slots by hand again

The power planer has saved me hours of work on my current project as well. There is something to be said for progress

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I ordered mine yesterday, I have been very happy when my LHS told me that great planes make this tool available in 220v for european market.
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Bob,

Is the hand planner easy to control so you don't take of too much wood? I have been looking at getting one.

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The hand planer does have adjustable levels for the ammount of wood removed. It is very easy to handle and is designed to be in your hand. It has instant off switches in the event that it does get away from you. In my opioion it is very well thought out. Good Luck, Dave
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Hi David,

yes it's relatively easy to work with and has multiple adjustments. You might need some practice with a smooth stroke across the wood. You also have to pay more attention at the end of the wood, since the guide will be off the end.

Again minimal practice (but a good idea with a scrap piece) but it works great. As Dave said, a lot of thought went into this gadget.

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Couldn't give them away when they first came on the market.
Get both sets of blades , CA and standard hinges, blades are hard to change , but cutters are cheap get 2!!!!!!!!
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Originally posted by SALMONBUG
I ordered mine yesterday, I have been very happy when my LHS told me that great planes make this tool available in 220v for european market.
Yes but Double the Voltage = Half the current, YET = Double the price ?????

I've ordered the 110V version and a step down transformer for 10$.
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Best tool I bought since the Dremel...
I hinged my Somethin' Extra a couple of years ago in about 8 minuets for the whole plane.
Gotta love it!
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