Wow, this was cool. Old hat to most of you, but the first time I have used a planer.
I got the DeWalt 735 a few months ago when it was on clearance sale, and also bought the rolling stand but I didn’t have any rough lumber to plane so I hadn’t used it yet.
A couple of weeks ago I made a trip to Steve Walls lumberyard about 20 miles from my house and picked up some furniture grade SYP and some white oak to start a couple of projects.
Still don’t have a jointer yet, but found my straightest SYP board and trimmed each edge on the TS and it measures consistent along the length with just the slightest hint of bow, which I hope won’t be a problem.
Hooked up the DC hose to the port and made a few passes on each side only taking about 1/64 per pass. I was amazed how easy it was and I was not prepared for the rapid rate of feed!!
Jeez when I started the board on the infeed side the planer just took it and fed it through and I just walked to the other end to make sure it engaged my roller stand properly and let her come on through.
I did have a little snipe at first until I slightly lifted the board before it reached the end and it went away, so I will probably need to tweak the outfeed table up slightly.
From rough splintery surface to glass smooth in a couple of passes with no effort on my part was awesome to me. I had no idea what to expect and can’t wait to try some of the oak tonight.
My projects are going to be a new fireplace mantle for my daughter and a small table for our screen porch.
Quite a change for a guy used to buying dimensional lumber.