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Tool thoughts #46: New Tool in the shop!

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Blog entry by NedB posted 486 days ago 1346 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 45: sometimes you just have to walk away... Part 46 of Tool thoughts series Part 47: Stop the Bus I want to get off! »

My old DW734 was making some really weird noises the last time I used it, and I’ve had it in the shop twice at $100 a pop to get it up and running… well, this would be the third time and at that rate I figured I might as well get a new planer. I may still get the 734 fixed, but probably will put it up for sale at a discounted rate and let the next guy fix it.

I ordered and received a new Steel City 40100 13” planer. It is your basic lunchbox planer, no cutterhead lock (one feature I miss from the DW734),

One nice feature it did come with is the dust chute, which has both 4” and 2.5” inputs (same chute, just additional plastic for the 2.5”). My ‘new’ DC has a 2.5” hose, and it works quite well with the new planer.

just for fun a quick mp4 of the new planer and DC working together, pardon the really dark view, and the wobbly camera work…

 video OTL_8529.mp4

 video OTL_8530.mp4

I bought the planer so I can get cranking on some more cutting boards in the next few weeks. I just applied to and was accepted to sell some cutting boards at an area craft show coming up in July.

My shop was ‘clogged’ with bed parts for my most recent project, and I still have a few boards left over sitting around in there. I need to stash them in the ‘these arent’ the boards you’re looking for’ corner of the shop and move on to something more productive this coming week.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com



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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 486 days ago

congrats on the new planer.i have the 734 and it performed well for me so far.
enjoy and hope you have good fortune at your upcoming show.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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NedB

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#2 posted 486 days ago

I really liked it over the years, but I think something is amiss in the gear-train right now, I may still fix it as I said.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 485 days ago

Yeah BUDDY!
New tools are ALWAYS nice!

Enjoy

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bluekingfisher

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#4 posted 485 days ago

Always fun to get started with new tools. I hope you make the most of it. Enjoy

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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