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Harbor Freight junk

Harbor Freight junk

12-06-2013 05:28 PM by SigThrottle | 68 comments »

I’ve owned this planer a while now and would not recommend it to anyone. The handle doesn’t tighten all the way and the screw comes loose after a few strokes. There is no real lateral adjustment, instead there are a pair of screws that hold the blade quite clumsily. The screws also aren’t straight. There s no chip breaker so the only pressure on the blade is a lump of metal and a pressure screw that is prone to failure. The redeeming qualities are it’s price ($12 that ...

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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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DeWalt DW734 12 inch thickness planer

DeWalt DW734 12 inch thickness planer

09-21-2013 02:54 PM by Purrmaster | 12 comments »

I’ve had this planer for about 2 years now and have run lots of wood through it. From easy stuff like aspen to nastier stuff like ipe and purpleheart. My overall experience with the tool has been excellent. I don’t know how I got along before I got a planer. The DW734 is the lower end of DeWalt’s “lunchbox” planers. The fancier one being the DW735. This planer has three knives, of the disposable variety. They are “double sided”. When the k...

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Planer has been a horse - till I went to rotate the carbide cutters.

Planer has been a horse - till I went to rotate the carbide cutters.

09-18-2013 03:17 PM by Tennessee | 12 comments »

UPDATE: When I bought this planer 18 months ago, for some reason I also bought a pack of ten cutters. When I received the planer, I found a very small black piece of cardboard with a little blister pack stapled to it, with a couple of extra cutters. Completely forgot about it and put it with the odd wrenches we all have to collect. In this case, in a clear container with my router table wrenches, planer wrenches, and jointer wrenches, since the tools all sit pretty close to each other in my...

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Ridgid T1300 Planer Blade Replacements

Ridgid T1300 Planer Blade Replacements

07-02-2013 08:41 PM by OakHill | 18 comments »

As an owner of the Ridgid T1300, buying new blades from Home Depot orRidgid is darn near impossible. While searching the internet for replacementsI found the Powertec 128070 blades. Advertised as “Replacement blades forthe T1300” Two sets were purchased through Amazon for $25.19 per set. A few dollarsless than the price at Home Depot, when they were available. Upon receiving the blades the first thing I did was inspect the blades using aMicrometer. The thickness was .073, the same as...

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Grizzly T10128 15-in. Spiral Cutterhead on ShopFox 1723 Planer

Grizzly T10128 15-in. Spiral Cutterhead on ShopFox 1723 Planer

05-18-2013 04:06 PM by wbrisett | 5 comments »

It was time to purchase new blades for ShopFox 1723 15-in. planer. I started thinking about the price of sharping the blades and the price of a spare set of blades and then wanted to see what sort of price I could get on a spiral cutterhead. I’ll be honest with you, I’ve wanted one for a while now. I loved the idea that you didn’t have to replace the entire blade, only the cutters that needed it, and you didn’t have to do that until you had turned each three times, ...

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Great Tool .. Very powerful but easy to master

Great Tool .. Very powerful but easy to master

04-03-2013 03:18 AM by fstellab | 8 comments »

I purchased this planner as a impulse buy from the Bosch -CPO website. When it came in I put the box on a shelf somewhere, and felt guilty. Then, I got a real good deal on rough lumber, so I had to take it out of the box. the tool impressed me with its rock solid feel, this no toy, this tool means business. The first few tries were not so good, but I started to get reasonable results in a few days. My skill at using the tool improved rapidly, the trick is keep the little arrows pointe...

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Laguna 16" Planer delivers

Laguna 16" Planer delivers

12-26-2012 10:38 PM by Deeppocket | 17 comments »

I purchased a Laguna 16” Planer last month and have a mostly positive review of the machine and the Company. As a disclaimer, I am retired, and enjoy woodworking as a hobby. My Planer experience is limited to my 13” DeWalt lunchbox Planer and now this industrial machine. I did not work in the industry. As a second disclaimer, Laguna did send me a T-Shirt after my purchase. Laguna’s 16” Planer is very similar to the Powermatic 15HH 15’ Planer, and probably cam...

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planer

planer

10-20-2012 04:28 PM by Rembo | 6 comments »

Hello!bought this machine. been looking at the work of this machine yotub never found.may be useful to someone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0nmCcCq9bM&list=UUjxszl_rSQILcRyPBOmezog&index=1&feature=plcp

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Drill Master Electric Planer

Drill Master Electric Planer

06-17-2012 05:48 PM by Remedyman | 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...

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