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Posted on 13" Planers: Dewalt, Ridgid, or Steel City

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 01:59 PM

I have the DW735, and bought it because of its heavy built construction. The first side of my blades lasted over a year planing hardwoods.

Key for me is to take a wire brush to rough stock prior to planing or jointing to get any grit or silica out.

It is the loudest machine I have, and maybe one day I will get a helical head for it, but otherwise it is a workhorse and I have it on the DW mobile base, so weight is not an issue.

I added a Wixey to my planer and wow that really adds precision and repeatability to an already great machine.

Good luck, all the units you are looking at should be good performers for you.

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