FWIW, I got my 733 in 2001 and it has seen "thousands" of bf. I don't expect
it to last forever but it has served me well.
I think you got a lemon, and I think that you *can/should* expect to put a
couple thousand BF though a lunchbox planer.
I'll 2nd the above.
My 733 doesn't owe me anything.
Only problem was that eventually couldn't set planer to less than 1".
Called DeWalt tech service, they talked me thru the fix which was to
remove a washer on each guide post.
Still runs like a champ.
Lew, could you expand on that. The one issue I have with my 733 is that
adjusting the height (thickness) is upward in the low range take an
unreasonable amount of torque. Is that the symptom you encountered?
Lew's right about Steve being right about the 733's performance.
Mine's quite used, and all I've really done to it is knife changes.
Steve, apply a little lubricant to the screws where they pass through
the planer head assembly. Works for me. Tom
On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 08:25:05 -0400, StephenM wrote:
I'll second that. My ancient Ryobi AP10 is still going strong although
it is getting a bit noisy. I don't use it heavily, but over the 15-20
years I've had it I've surely run that much through it. Another
woodworker I know also has one he still uses.
Of course, one could say tools were built better 20 years ago, but
remember the Ryobi was the 1st "portable" planer. I would have expected
a lot more problems than they had.
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
Based on the models you mentioned I'm probably as qualified to answer as
anyone; I own the Grizzly G0453 and my buddy owns the Jet JPM-13CS (CS
== closed stand). And from what I can see the Grizzly G1037 is pretty
much identical to the Jet JPM-13...
I think my buddy's opinion of the Jet is mixed; it does the job ok, but
it's nothing to get excited about. He considers the molder feature to
be a waste; he's never found any need for it, especially after looking
into the cost of the cutters (none of which come with the machine). Nor
is it blessed with an overabundance of power, but I don't recall him
complaining about that. I don't know how well the dust collection
works, but I haven't heard him complain about that either. I can find
out more from him if you're interested.
I haven't had my Grizzly G0453 very long, but so far I've been very
pleased. Make no mistake though; this is a serious beast - it weighs
around 650 pounds, and that's heavier than my Unisaur! If you look at
Jet's website they also make a model very similar to the Grizzly (the
JWP-15DX), but from what I can tell (at a glance) the Grizzly sports
slightly better features; the built-in mobile base for one, and all
cast-iron tables for another. The Grizzly was perfectly adjusted right
off the pallet, and all I had to do was clean off all the shipping
grease (THAT was a pain) and attach a power plug and it was making
snipe-free cuts in no time. Two-speed operation for allows for both
fast and fine-finish cuts, and the dust collection feature works flawlessly.
Also, regarding the Grizzly G1037 and the nearly identical Jet JPM-13;
both planers weight just over 200 pounds and have 1-1/2HP motors. I
don't know what the cost of the Jet is, but you'll notice the Grizzly
G1037 is $895, whereas the 3HP G0453 is only $55 more at $950... And
Grizzly is still offering free shipping on that machine right now.
See Nad. See Nad go. Go Nad!
To reply, eat the taco.
The Delta is heavy duty and chain driven. It will
plane all day long and produce a fairly decent finish.
It has a weird dust collection outlet but that can
be handled with a reducer.
It ain't pretty but it's strong and reliable.
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