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#1 posted 03-30-2012 04:34 AM

I answered this on a similar post asking about a low-end planer:

”...I use a 735 and like it. It does tend to bog or jam occasionally, but it’s usually when I get a little greedy with the amount of material I’m removing. This usually happens when I’m sizing down rough cut lumber.

Also, make sure you have plenty of juice going to it. I think that is one of my problems as well.”

If you’re planing the wood you say you are, then I’d invest in a good metal detector too.

The 735 is a beast to move around if you’re picking it up and putting it on tables and stands a lot, but that’s one of the reasons I like it. I feed some large boards through it (2” thick x 12” wide x 5-10’ long) and that heft helps keep it in place.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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