|Review by Ray||posted 01-23-2008 02:09 AM||5929 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
- DeWalt DW735 Heavy-Duty 13" Three Knife, Two Speed Thickness Planer
- Brand: DeWalt | Category: Planers
I have really worked this tool for many hours lately and am totally impressed with its performance.
It is pricy but has received a number of best product recognitions in magazine articles in their plainer reviews.
It’s easy to adjust and feed wood through. You must use a vacuum system with it! It’s 13” wide capacity should cover most boards you want to plain down.
It has a three knife cutter-head which helps extend the life of the knife. The blades are easy to change and they are double edged so you get double the life out of each one. They are pin located so you just place them in and there is no critical adjusting to do. Simple and easy! You can also slide them left and right so if you develop a nick and it can be eliminate by just shifting one or two knives on the opposite direction from where they currently sit thus providing a clean area of blade to again provide a clean cut.
It also has two speed gear box allows users to change feed speed to optimizing cuts per inch at 96 or 179 CPI. It also provides convenient stops for the most popular wood thicknesses so there is no guessing!
I have planed down about 400 BF of Cherry recently and found it to be a very tough tool. It performs well and I am still using my first set of blades.