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#1 posted 06-12-2012 08:57 PM

About the Dewalt 735:
you absolutely must connect it to a dust/chip collection system- the chip ejection system is from the afterburner of an F-14lew

That is the truth! I ran a long heavy board through the 735 and had to swap ends to support the board and ended up on the angry side of the Dewalt (the dust collection side). It was firing woodchips out so hard that it felt like I was being sandblasted (I was about 4-5’ away). If you don’t add dust collection, at least add some piping aiming it into a trash can or something or your shop will be covered in dust and chips.

I’ve wondered about the Steel City because it comes with a helical head. I know you can add a Shelix to the 735 though (it pretty much doubles the price of the machine though).

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