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DeWalt DW735 Heavy-Duty 13" Three Knife, Two Speed Thickness Planer

DeWalt DW735 Heavy-Duty 13" Three Knife, Two Speed Thickness Planer

04-10-2008 05:58 AM by tooldad | 47 comments »

I have had the opportunity to use about 4 different planers. I owned a Ryobi 12.5” for about a year and returned it because rollers wouldn’t work, They bought a Ridgid and it lasted about 3 months, same problem (Ryobi, Ridgid, and Milwaukee are same corp) Finally I bucked up and bought Dewalt after seeing this at the wood show. However I am not the average weekend woodworker being a shop teacher so minimum duty tools just dont’ cut it for me. I also had a Delta 12.5”...

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DeWalt Dust Extracting Vacuum.....As good as Festool?

DeWalt Dust Extracting Vacuum.....As good as Festool?

12-20-2012 04:04 PM by Cory | 37 comments »

I bought this vacuum for $220 from Amazon a week or so ago to replace a 6 year old Craftsman shop vac. I was drawn to this one because of the auto-on switch and the suction adjustment feature. Those are two items I had been wanting after demoing a Fein and Festool vac. At about half the price of those vacuums, this one performs equally well. There are a few minor negatives, but my experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Positives:-Excellent suction-variable speed/suction power is ...

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Heavy, Heavy Duty, and a Very Good Performer

Heavy, Heavy Duty, and a Very Good Performer

08-31-2009 10:02 PM by PurpLev | 36 comments »

After getting a Jointer, I realized very quickly that I should have gotten a planer FIRST. I was able to flatten a board, and joint an edge, but that is something that I can do fairly easily with hand planes. thicknessing that board on the other hand is sometimes a bit more challenging to do by hand – especially when you have multiple boards to mill. Price I have limited funds, and so visit craigslist often for tools. I was actually not expecting to find the Dewalt 735 in my budge...

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DeWalt - One Great 20" Scroll Saw

DeWalt - One Great 20" Scroll Saw

02-29-2008 01:52 AM by GaryK | 33 comments »

This is the only scroll saw I have ever had so I nothing to compare it to. When researching and looking over many others I don’t think I could have done any better in my choice.This is the only scroll saw that DeWalt makes and with one this good it’s all they need With a throat depth of 20”, it beats out most others on just that. It is heavy at 56 pounds! Very well built.The table tilts 45 degrees both left and right. Tension, power switch and variable speed control ar...

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So much more than a "laminate trimmer on steriods".

So much more than a "laminate trimmer on steriods".

04-23-2011 07:55 PM by Gord Graff | 31 comments »

Hi All. If you’re in the market for a compact router kit that’s loaded with features, you owe it to yourself to check out DeWalt's new DWP611PK. This compact router kit easily exceeded my expectations for a compact router kit of this size and price range, read on and find out why. The Motor: The 7amp, 1 1/4HP soft-start variable speed motor delivers plenty of power for a myriad of routing tasks and the full-time electronic feedback maintains motor speed throughout ever...

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Here comes the DeWalt Track Saw - Lookout Festool

Here comes the DeWalt Track Saw - Lookout Festool

03-19-2009 06:10 AM by GaryK | 30 comments »

After receiving the Dewalt Track Saw I recently won in the Winter 2009 CompetitionI tried it out so that I could write a review for it. The first thing I wanted to point out that separates it from the Festool Version isthat you can set it on it’s side and cut parallel to the surface it’s sitting on.Look at the second picture and you can see the two black stripes. Those are slipperymaterial making it move smoothly. Great for trimming the bottom of a door in place. It has a ni...

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Good performance but I wouldn't buy it again

Good performance but I wouldn't buy it again

09-25-2014 02:21 PM by JSB | 26 comments »

The planer itself performs very well. It has a heck of a chip ejection system that will allow you to pipe this into a filter bag without the need for a dust collector. I’ve never had an issue with the amount of power it has even at full 13” wide passes. Snipe is horrible out of the box but the way I have my auxiliary bed setup it reduces it significantly. Lots of upgrades and options available on the internet. The reason I wouldn’t buy it again is that it’s a money ...

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Got me a new DeWalt 735X

Got me a new DeWalt 735X

12-05-2013 10:22 PM by Gene Howe | 24 comments »

Freight truck delivered it to day. Instruction manual is good. Got it unpacked and assembled on my stand in less than an hour. Ran the first wood through it at the dimension speed, a rough 4/4 piece of Pin Oak. Amazing finish, even at that speed. I’m sure the slower speed (more cuts per inch) will be just as pretty. Oh, and not a hint of snipe!Attaching the tables was a snap and, they are dead even with the bed. Did I mention….no snipe!The depth of cut indicator and the cutter ...

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Planer..the only one I will ever own

Planer..the only one I will ever own

04-03-2012 02:18 AM by GrandsonOfRue | 23 comments »

This planer is awesome. It is pricey, but I personally feel you get good value for it. I have seen it for $599 – $699. I paid $599. So shop around. This sucker is a beast. I mean heavy. For my shop it sits on a rolling cart that is much larger than the planer. I saw recently a guy who built a portable stand for his and it was no much wider than the planer itself. I cringed at the thought of it catching on a wood chip and falling over. I assure you once it starts falling there is n...

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An oldie but a goodie

An oldie but a goodie

06-26-2009 11:09 PM by CutNRun | 21 comments »

I have always liked radial arm saws. My first power tool purchase was a Craftsman radial arm saw. I only had the one saw and I could do most operations with it – ripping, cross-cutting, mitering; all achievable. The Craftsman (long gone) couldn’t hold a candle to the accuracy of this saw. The arm is cast iron that was aged prior to having the ways machined. The motor was a special built unit that has a flat bottom for extra clearance over the cutting surface. I purchased thi...

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