|Review by JLYoung||posted 02-29-2008 03:44 PM||4874 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I bought this planer about a year and a half ago and it has served me very well. The cutter head lock has pretty much eliminated snipe. The only time I get it is if I try and feed a wide board though without first jointing one face. (I know this is not the proper way, but if a board is short and wide, won’t fit on my jointer and I’m taking off 1/4” I figure I can flatten it quite well by continuously flipping it around). The blades on this planer apparently aren’t meant to be sharpened but thrown away and replaced. I’ve yet to change the blades out of mine so I can’t comment on how difficult it is to do. This planer should be used with a dust collector. I used it for awhile in my basement shop without a dust collector and you end up with so many chips inside the machine that you get dimples in the wood from the blades driving the chips in. Add a dust collector and that problem dissappears.
The three knife cutter head cuts very smooth and I have very little work to do to scrape off the milling marks. I could almost put the finish on right off the planer.