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WEN 6502 4 x 36-Inch Belt and 6-Inch Disc Sander with Cast Iron Base - $72.73 With Coupon

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WEN 6502 4 x 36-Inch Belt and 6-Inch Disc Sander with Cast Iron Base - $72.73 after you "clip" -$10.21 Coupon on Amazon.com.

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Not quite as good as expired https://slickdeals.net/f/10306764 deal
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Just got this when it was 60 something. Works very well
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Just got this when it was 60 something. Works very well
I paid like $85 for mine a month or two back when the prices were funny after the Walmart Amazon matching thing was going on, thought I got a good price then :x It's still sitting new in box waiting for workshop to be ready for equipment like this d'oh!
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Currently in the market for this tool.

But, this is $59 at Harbor Freight with coupon. $54 if you are ITC member. Or $63 with the standard 20% off coupon.

The Wen version looks like more plastic, but that may just be bad photos.


I picked up the WEN bench planer for $180, but I would pass on this deal.
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Currently in the market for this tool.

But, this is $59 at Harbor Freight with coupon. $54 if you are ITC member. Or $63 with the standard 20% off coupon.

The Wen version looks like more plastic, but that may just be bad photos.


I picked up the WEN bench planer for $180, but I would pass on this deal.
I am sort of in your shoes in the sense I am looking for various tools but I would strongly advise against purchasing any power tools from Harbor Freight. They're fine for rubber gloves and breaker bars, you know stuff that is hard to mess up but when it comes to moving power tools they often suck. The other thing is when you go to upgrade down the road and you want to sell your old tool the Harbor Freight ones have virtually no value on craigslist because well they're a crappy tool to begin with and why buy a used version of a tool that is likely to break at any moment.

I also would put more stock into Amazon having better customer support than Harbor Freight should you have an issue with this product. The WEN stuff always seems to have very good reviews and I have been eyeballing it. I am waiting till it reaches the 60 dollar amount that it hit in early July again before purchasing it or I am constantly browsing my local craigslist for a used version of a better brand.

I bought a Harbor Freight air compressor a few years back. I hardly ever used the damn thing and a few weeks ago it tripped my circuit in my house and has never worked again. I imagine the motor has ceased up or something but I am stuck with a really heavy hunk of junk that isn't worth the money to repair it since it's 150-170 new and it's beyond Harbor Freight's warranty period. I can't sell it broken on craigslist because even not broken they're hard to sell so who the hell would want that. My lesson has been learned, I wont be making a purchase of an item with a motor from them again. I have a local tool selling shop near me that warranties every tool they sell labor wise for the life of the product and their prices are comparable with the big box stores and they carry higher end tools. I'll spend a little more initially but I'll get a better tool with more piece of mind and a whole lot more resale value if/when I want to sell the damn thing. Those are things to consider when you're going for the cheap solution.

BTW, how's that WEN planer working out for you? Is it coplaner, is there a ton of snipe?
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Currently in the market for this tool.

But, this is $59 at Harbor Freight with coupon. $54 if you are ITC member. Or $63 with the standard 20% off coupon.

The Wen version looks like more plastic, but that may just be bad photos.


I picked up the WEN bench planer for $180, but I would pass on this deal.
I bought one of these a few weeks ago (the cast iron base) - there is very little plastic. From memory, the only plastic pieces are the knobs and the dust shroud on the back. I'm pretty sure everything else is metal.

I've put probably 45+ minutes of runtime on mine already and so far so good. Quite happy at the $65 or so I paid.

However... I'm not so happy with the cheap belts I bought and how the lack of flatness to the belt causes whatever I'm sanding to sort of skip around.

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BTW, how's that WEN planer working out for you? Is it coplaner, is there a ton of snipe?
I've got the 12.5" WEN planer - it works quite well. I cleaned up a good quantity of numerous hardwoods (Walnut, Maple, Hickory) without issue and without harm to the knives.

Edit: https://hostr.co/file/un7n3mpzlQOj/walnut.jpg - To give you an idea of what this planer is capable of.

I've also got the 4214 drill press and this exact sander, and I've not been disappointed with any of it.
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The customer support at WEN is top notch. I had one tiny part missing on my band saw and they had a whole new bearing assembly at my door two days later.
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this is OK price, not very low
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I got one of these recently at around $80 from Amazon. I've used it for a few large projects that required a lot of sanding already. It seems to work quite well. I also really love that the tracking knob is right next to where I usually have my hands when I'm working. I'm really happy with this even as an $80 purchase. It's mostly metal with the exception of the dust collecting panels and knobs. It's heavy enough that it didn't move around at all during any of my work, but not so heavy that I would have difficulty moving it outside the garage if I wanted less dust in the air.
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Price has jumped already. Thanks anyway for posting
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I bought one of these a few weeks ago (the cast iron base) - there is very little plastic. From memory, the only plastic pieces are the knobs and the dust shroud on the back. I'm pretty sure everything else is metal.

I've put probably 45+ minutes of runtime on mine already and so far so good. Quite happy at the $65 or so I paid.

However... I'm not so happy with the cheap belts I bought and how the lack of flatness to the belt causes whatever I'm sanding to sort of skip around.


I've got the 12.5" WEN planer - it works quite well. I cleaned up a good quantity of numerous hardwoods (Walnut, Maple, Hickory) without issue and without harm to the knives.

Edit: https://hostr.co/file/un7n3mpzlQOj/walnut.jpg - To give you an idea of what this planer is capable of.

I've also got the 4214 drill press and this exact sander, and I've not been disappointed with any of it.
I looked up that 4214 wen drill press and there was a 47 dollar coupon on amazon so I went ahead and got it, wound up being 195. Thanks for recommending it.
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