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Forum topic by skdanser posted 09-13-2015 06:33 PM 640 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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skdanser

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09-13-2015 06:33 PM

I currently own a Dewalt DW735 in excellent condition with the optional infeed/outfeed extensions but no stand.

I have the opportunity to trade to a Delta 22-790X in good condition (very light surface rust on table and poles that can clean up easily) that has very little use on original blades.

It comes with stand and infeed/outfeed rollers. The cost to me for the trade will be $400.

I want to upgrade to a helical cutter head eventually no matter which planer I have. The cost of the Byrd is $440 for the Dewalt and the Grizzly 15” helical is $700 for the Delta. The question is…should I do the trade and is the price fair?


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#1 posted 09-13-2015 08:07 PM

The important question is always what are you going to use it for. I have a 15” standard blade and a DW735. The issue with the 15” is that it has a serrated infeed roller which leaves marks unless you take off a certain amount. How much is required depends on the setting of the infeed roller.

I use my 15” to rough plane wood close to size. But I use the DeWalt when I want to get to a very tight thickness.

I would love to have the Byrd head but do not plane enough wood or wood with difficult grain to justify the expense. There are other tools for me that have higher priority.

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#2 posted 09-13-2015 09:48 PM

Redoak49…which 15” do you have? I have not read any negative reviews of the Delta x5 planers with regard to a serrated infeed roller. I suppose I could keep both but I am working with somewhat limited space.

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#3 posted 09-13-2015 10:18 PM

Most of the 15” planers have a serrated infected roller. I looked this one up at ereplacementparts on the exploded diagram but you can just look at the manual for it. There is nothing bad about it but you should be aware of it and it means you have a difficult time taking small amount off without having some marks. You can adjust the roller off a bit but you still need it to feed a board.

It looks like a nice planer but it is different from the DeWalt. With my DeWalt, I can get the board thickness almost exact. I am glad that I have both a 15” and the DeWalt but I do have the space.

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