I have decided to replace my venerable old Delta 12"planer. I am
fairly close to selecting the DW735 although I haven't ruled out a
larger floor model. After Googling this group I read some threads that
suggested there is/was a problem with sprockets breaking on the 735
when making cuts deeper than 1/16".
Does anybody know if this was a design/manufacturing problem. If so
has Dewalt acknowledged and resolved the problem?
What he said, only look for the 22-580 model. I just about lost it
when I saw these stacked up in the store - I paid full price...
It's a $500 two speed planer that has received top ratings for $229.
Semi-portable planers that run on 120v seem to be really popular now,
and prices seem to be falling. Do they accomplish the task almost as well as
($$) 230v floor models?
<Greg G.> wrote in message
And have been since the late 80's I still have the one I bought in 1988,
I am not too sure I would agree to that but you can on occasion find a good
deal on a close out model.
Do they accomplish the task almost as well as
Actually they can do a better job of leaving a better surface IMHO. The
price you pay though is that they are slower, take much shallower cuts and
are not really intended for a long periods of daily use as compared to many
floor models. If you intend to use a planer a lot, I still go with the
floor models with induction motors.
Most leave a nice surface finish, but are noisy as hell because of the
universal motors. They are not meant for production work, and are
limited in width - the widest "portable" planer I have seen is 13".
They are slower, lighter, designed for short operating bursts, limited
in width, but much cheaper to own. Snipe has all but been eliminated
in most better models, although stock feed/extraction technique still
plays a large roll in eliminating it.
Damn the Delta 22-680 for $229 would of made my heart stop a couple
tics :) I'm leaning toward the Dewalt for 3 reasons;3 knives, chip
extraction and still semi portable. I've seen just enough stuff here
and on the net about these sprockets to make me nervous. Guess I'll
contact their rep and see what they say.
On 30 Sep 2004 10:26:56 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Yahoo) wrote:
I love my 735 but frankly would have bought the Delta 580 -- if it had
I take light cuts anyway - never more that a 1/16" so I can't comment
on the sprockets. Mine are fine and I'm snipe free too.
I've not yet got the knack for feed and removal of stock. A couple
months ago I bought the extension tables hoping it would help, but the
very little amount of stock I've run through since still had some good
snipe to it.
What's the secret, I was wondering if I need to angle my feed tables a
bit or something.
Also how short of boards are you able to get snipe free on?
On 2 Oct 2004 05:24:50 -0700, email@example.com (Alan W)
20" last nite. Again, I take very light cuts - usually 1/32" to start
and then 1/2 handle turns (1/64", IIRC) to finish up.
No extra tables on mine, just light lift upwards as they exit.
About the only time I see snipe is when I'm rushing and put two boards
thru at once...
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