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Blog entry by Arthur C. Peterson posted 06-30-2008 12:42 AM 880 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All
My first post and I need help. I’m new to woodworking and have been getting tools this summer so I can play this winter. I have two planers one is a Delta model TP300 the other is a Dewalt model DW733. My question is which one to keep. Is one better than the other? Thanks for your help.
Art
Wasilla, Alaska



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Betsy

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#1 posted 06-30-2008 12:46 AM

The DeWalt hands down in my humble opinion.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 06-30-2008 02:20 AM

Keep the DeWalt!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Betsy

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#3 posted 06-30-2008 02:44 AM

Todd – glad to see we are on the same page!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 06-30-2008 03:25 AM

I just checked google, and the Dewalt has a cutter head lock, I know from my search earlier on that the TP300 does not. That is why I opted for the Delta 22-580 with the cutterhead lock. You know I’ve found if you joint the face of the board first also, then run it through the planer against that jointed face, you can virtually eliminate snipe. Just FYI. Keep the Dewalt.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#5 posted 06-30-2008 04:33 AM

I would have to say the Dewalt. I have the Ridgid. But I did look at the Dewalt and it is a very good tool.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 06-30-2008 05:41 AM

I have 10 years and many miles on my DeWalt. It just won’t quit, is very accurrate, and I am still very happy with the finish.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Mark Shymanski

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#7 posted 06-30-2008 06:03 AM

I bought a Dewalt used about a year ago… and am very happy with it. No snipe (unless I forget to lock it down) and the feed/output tables are easy to set at the correct height. I like the handles for when I move it and the cord storage makes it easy to keep it organized.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Arthur C. Peterson

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#8 posted 07-02-2008 12:22 AM

Thank you all
I will keep the Dewalt. I have so much to learn but you are a great help.

Thanks. Art

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#9 posted 10-29-2011 09:29 PM

has any one of u seen this man online lately??
I am looking for him

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