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Building the Shop #29: Dewalt DW735 Planer / Festool Domino XL

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Blog entry by Lance posted 03-17-2013 11:16 PM 2263 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 28: DW735 Planer HELP!!!!!!!! Part 29 of Building the Shop series Part 30: SawStop - Why'd I wait so long!!!! »

This is a follow up to my previous blog post from last week. I took the HEAVY planer head off the threaded post so I could mount it to my Flip Top Cart easier. BAD IDEA!

I dropped my planer off last Monday at the Dewalt Service Center here in Oklahoma City. I told them the issue I was having with the planer. After checking out I found out that Dewalt has a Maximum dollar amount per tool, once you’ve hit that dollar amount everything else is cover by them. For the DW735 that was $290, considering I got my planer off of CL for $275 if I had reached the maximum, I’d still be around the retail asking price, just with a used planer :)

Three days later & $68 I had a smooth working planer again, nothing was broken but the tech did have to take all four post apart with the inner threads to align them again. WELL worth the $68 in labor in my opinion.

Long story short, NEVER TAKE YOUR PLANER OFF THE THREADED POST!!!!!! lol

On another note:

I purchased the Domino XL Combo Set & CT 26 along with a 22 pack of 12mm Stock Tenons and the Handle for the CT Extractor on Amazon tonight! I’m officially making the JUMP to FESTOOL, the NEW TS55 REQ will be next!

My wife has been EXTREMELY supportive of this hobby the last 2 years, I was able to hold her over with the Jewelry Armoir Cabinet I made her for our 1 year wedding anniversary last Spring.

Now she wants furniture for the house, as do I. I’m sure building your own furniture is the reason most of us ever got into this hobby, at least thats one of the main reasons I did! Well, it’s finally that time to start knocking out this furniture list. This gave me a great way to “up sell” the Domino!!! lol “Babe…. Do you want this all done over the next 8-15 months or 2-3 Years”?

Furniture List – In Order -

Living Room Side Tables (2)
Head Board
Night Stands
Hopefully a Bassinet will be in between these projects!! :)
Dresser Armoire
Long Dresser

Our Bedroom set will be made out of Walnut and stained to match her Jewelry Armoir Cabinet

I’m getting excited to get started!!!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""



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NormG

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 01:01 AM

Congrats and glad to hear you have such great support

-- Norman

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 02:32 AM

Glad everything worked out.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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