|Review by teenagewoodworker||posted 12-24-2008 07:32 PM||3014 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I got this planer a few months ago and since i got it i have been giving it a lot of work. i have probably run close to 200 bf through this planer and i am still on my first set of knives. which is good considering some of the woods i’ve put through it including hickory which is a demon to any blade. its is a nice little powerhouse though. it works wonderfully and has the power to take the full 1/16” off of any board with ease. it is very heavy duty too. i have stood on it before and it is solid as a rock. also one little detail that i really like is that the handle on the top spins. so when i am planing i can just reach over the planer grab the board and just by resting it on the handle roll it back over which is a very nice thing. the only complaint that i have and why i gave it 4 stars is because the blades are pretty soft. i have gotten plenty of nicks and dings in them over the past couple of months but nothing that a swipe with a handplane won’t fix. overall this is a solid planer and i would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for one.