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13" Planers: Dewalt, Ridgid, or Steel City

by Ripthorn
posted 702 days ago


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#51 posted 695 days ago

I have the LSA on my table saw motor burned up called customer service gave the my tool id# They told me to take it to my nearest HD. They directed the manager to replace my entire saw. No complaints here.

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#52 posted 694 days ago

Well first Bert Ridgid does not pay for their banner they supplied a tool for a test. Advertising for them is a reward for helping us review tools which is our main focus. I choose to endorse tools that I like this is my personal recommendation not this old workshops. Please never confuse the two If I write a review it is just a review. We run a set battery of tests on each type of tool to emulate actual use many of our reviews take months of study. Because a week with a tool is not long enough to find weaknesses. Also I have only used the two planers for a limited time I don’t own either one and my access was limited I do trust DeWalt more and I like their tools more I think they have better features as a whole. I am still using my 733 and it is a workhorse I know its a great tool because I have used it without incident for many years And it planes close to 1000 board feet a month over this time and no problems. I also have read the engineering information on the 735 and know why it is a superior machine to the Ridgid. So I asked why the buyer would go against so many peoples choice and buy the lesser machine. I accept the reasoning as logical he wants a good hand plane and for a low angle smoother. I would recommend the 134 or the larger 62 from L N

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