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Offline Slartibartfass

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Stationary Bench top Planer recomendations
« on: December 05, 2017, 06:42 PM »
Thinking about getting the DeWALT DW735 with a helix cutter head? Any suggestions? I am restricted in space and most likely will plan boards so size wise this should be enough. Other makes? Open for ideas....

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Re: Stationary Bench top Planer recomendations
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 07:58 AM »
Got mine about three months ago.  Haven’t added the Shelix yet but plan to.  Has done an incredible job so far (mostly maple, walnut and cherry).  Built a wheeled cart for it and added a Magport to the dust port.  Shop is small so I need to wheel the planer out to use it.

On a side note, am absolutely impressed but the Magport.  Quality and function are great and so is the price.  100% would recommend it to anyone who need removable DC!!

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Re: Stationary Bench top Planer recomendations
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 02:41 PM »
I have heard good things about the dewalt.

However when I was looking last year for a bt planer, a old carp buddy recomended the Makita.

He said his lasted for years (something like 15 with some minor repairs).  I looked into it and I noticed that they really didnt change their design much and like the dewalt its sold all over so parts are available.

Well I chose the Makita mainly because its easy to use been around for a while w no design changes which told me its a tried and true machine. Im happy I did. Its light not heavy to move, easy to use and works great.
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Re: Stationary Bench top Planer recomendations
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 06:01 PM »
Yea the DW735 is the tried and true best for benchtop planers. Really no reason to look at anything else if you have the coin for the DeWalt.
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