|Review by Remedyman||posted 06-17-2012 05:48 PM||6544 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
My wonderful woman bought me this planer for a Father’s day gift, but couldn’t wait and had to give it to me yesterday.
It was the cheaper of the two but it seemed quite ok. I ran a short piece of douglas fir under it for a few passes. It planned the wood very nicely. It was glass smooth. And I put it down to spend some time with the family.
Later in the day I ran a piece of older (partially rotten) douglas fir past the knifes just to take a little off. Then I picked up the original piece of fir and wanted to remove a cross groove I put in with my own error. After I ran the planer across it, I could tell it was grooved. I looked at the blades and saw that they had substanial nicks in it.
Going to their website I see that this model (the cheaper of the two) uses alloy steel blades. The upgraded version has a bigger plate and uses carbide blades. Luckily for me, my lady doesn’t mind me upgrading.
You gotta love a woman that buys you tools. :-)
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