|Review by zindel||posted 01-01-2012 03:42 AM||6222 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Okay so my parents are quite wonderful let me just say that. I just graduated college with a degree in MIS and they bought me this planer as a graduation present!
Anyways onto the review. So as a back story to backup my review i have a few friends who have the Dewalt 735 and another who has an older Delta couldn’t tell you the model. I have seen the results of these planers and they were all okay, the Delta gave a lot of snip but that is no surprise as it is older. The dewalt does pretty good it would produce snip on long boards even if they live them and some on shorter boards. So i just assumed that snip is part of it.
I have used the planer now for a few weeks (yes short time for a review) but i must say that i have seen zero snip. I have planed soft woods like ceder and hard woods such as walnut and both produce a nearly sanded finish on the boards. I have read many different reviews about this planer and others and i have yet to read anything bad except for the complaint that the handle crank isn’t a standard depth adjustment. If i had one complaint is that i wish it would have come with a dust hood. The thing shoots chips everywhere without one and i can’t imagine this thing would cost more than a buck to make yet its $20!? come on Makita! But overall i wouldn’t pick anything else over this baby! it is for sure well worth the money! I would recommend this to anyone!
-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.