I'm considering my next tool purchase (after a dust collector) and I'm
to either upgrade my TS or buy a planer.
My TS is a Sears 10" model, bought it 2 1/2 years ago, before I became
more serious about WW.
Using a thin-kerf blade has helped, but, the fence leaves a lot to be
desired, doesn't have a very large
cutting surface and is top heavy. But, it does cut wood.
FWIW, I use mostly Red and White Oak on projects to be stained or Poplar
for those that are to be painted, however I'd
like to start using Cherry and mahogany.
I buy most of my wood S2S or S3S, currently paying $3.25 - $3.90 bf for
ROak, however it ranges from 3/4" to 13/16" thickness.
Since, I also glue-up a lot of panel and passing them though a planer
would also be very useful.
I just found a nearby source of kiln dried rough cherry for srounf $3.00
That all said...... is a new planer the better choice?
I've read a lot of reviews and the Dewalt DW735 is the current top
Amazon has recond units for $300. very tempting...
Any other units under $350 worth considering?
What woods are the worst on blades? Average blade life?
How much wood would you need to be surfacing per year to may this