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

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 03:50 PM

I think I have eliminated the Steel City from consideration based on the fact that it does not have a true helical head (doesn’t shear cut). So that brings me to the Ridgid and the Dewalt. I like the fact that Byrd makes a helical head for the Dewalt, but it is expensive enough that I would not be able to put one in for quite some time. The 735 has several features I like, including the 2 speed gear box. However, the Ridgid has the LSA and I can use a coupon that would make it around 350 + tax. I guess I need to decide if I want to replace this planer in the future with a bigger one or not. If I do, I should get the Ridgid, if not, perhaps the Dewalt. Choices, choices…

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