Thanks for that one, Swingman...I've been working on my yard all day,
and I'm hot and tired. Now I'm hot and tired and smiling, though.
I think I'm done with most new equipment...my next big iron is going to
be the good stuff.
I've built a shop that gets me by for now, but tools are like
boats...there's ALWAYS a bigger one out there...
Right now my project/tool ratio is way way way too low. Once I get
that back in line, and the bank account heals up, I'll start replacing
stuff with good-ole American-made Delta/Powermatic. Here is SE
Michigan, there's a guy that refurbs it and sells if for what I believe
to be a reasonable price. And best of all, he _services_ it.
Tough to beat in my book.
To throw more options on, many people have been very happy with the
Rigid 13": planer as well.
Personally I own teh DW735 planer and have not yet changed my blades.
It is time, but I am being cheap. Blades can be picked up on Ebay for
aboyt $20.00 less per set which puts the three blades in line with
other planers out there.
I've had a couple of issus on mine, but I WOULD buy one again. Amazon
got mine to me in one piece, but there really was only tax savings on
If a piece gets thicker it can hang up on the roller and peel some
The sucker is HEAVY if you need to get it out and put it away for each
very very loud
mine got some pitch or something on the pickup for the chips that I've
not been able to get off completely so I usually have some chips left
on the bed, wood.
This can cause some "dents" in the wood as they transit through the
I hook my DW735 to a HF converted Wynn dust collector, which removes
everything the DW735 gets off the surface (see above)
Not powerfull enough to take more than a 16th off anything wide
Friend broke his head due to a nail and it's on unknown time backorder
(30 days and wating)
I expect resale of my planner even after a couple three years to be 80%
of the new price
The surface quality is VERY good. On Beech you can finish it out of
the planer until you get a knick.
A couple of passes with a sander when you have knicks salves that
I've not been successfull with a hand plane taking a knick line off.
Also, I'd stay away from Ryobi. Customer service is bad, I've talked
of the "service representatives" which are just small lawnmower repair
who have some kind of contract with Ryobi and half the time they can't
I believe the tools are made by disgruntled Keebler elves who keep
tree to tree.
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