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Trip to the lumber yard and planing my first board.

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Blog entry by Cato posted 05-14-2010 10:33 PM 3689 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.



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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 05-15-2010 01:13 AM

Hey Cato, you will really enjoy having this planer, it is a real workhorse. The snipe can be eliminated by raising both tables. Enjoy!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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live4ever

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#2 posted 05-15-2010 04:02 AM

It’s a loud son of a gun ain’t it? Be careful running rougher boards or ones with knots…my blades got nicks pretty quickly and I wasn’t cutting any deeper than 1/32.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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Div

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#3 posted 05-15-2010 11:34 PM

This is going to open up a new world for you! Enjoy!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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