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#1 posted 03-02-2011 10:02 PM

I’d go with the Dewalt 13”, although there are many good ones out there. It’s rugged, low profile, low footprint & enjoys great reviews. I got mine for $499 with the stand during some kind of sale. Of course, I’ll trade you mine for a 20” Powermatic helical :) Of course, like Pete says^, I couldn’t possibly recommend a power planer without first recommending the exact hand planes he mentions. Beyond the #8 & #7, I’m a big believer in the #5 1/2 & especially the #6 for non-jointing work. I think the #6 is kind of a forgotten tool, often considered redundant by many. It’s got the width, length, and heft that make it a really enjoyable plane for me.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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