|Review by OhioPumpGuy||posted 01-30-2011 08:57 AM||4769 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
- DeWalt DW735 Heavy-Duty 13" Three Knife, Two Speed Thickness Planer
- Brand: DeWalt | Category: Planers
I bought this planer a few months ago from ToolKing.com (http://www.toolking.com/) for about $450. It has been one of the best purchases and additions to my shop. I read reviews about people having issues with dull blades, etc. I have ran a tone of wood from pine to oak to maple through this planer and the factory blades are perfect. The key is not running too much wood at once. The only issue that I have had is that the rollers need to be cleaned every so often and the feed plate should be treated. I treated the feed plate with “Top Coat” which is meant to help protect and lubricate tablesaws. This reduces the friction between the workpiece and the feed plate. Failure to do so may result in the piece getting stuck in the planer as the friction of the feedplate may overcome the roller friction. This has only happened with large (12.5” wide, 2” thick) pieces of maple which after sanded or planed are too smooth for the rollers to grip.
A definate 5 star * purchase.