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Forum topic by , posted 02-14-2010 05:38 AM 890 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2010 05:38 AM

I just now got the planer we bought last month into service. We bought this last month but our truck was broken. We did a tune up on it and finally went and picked up the planer. Then the planer sat on the truck for almost a week until I found 3 other guys to help me unload it. When I first seen it operate, it was almost as loud as my dewalt which to me was sort of disappointing. But oh well I thought. The guy I bought it from gave me a brand new set of blades that he just never got around to installing so I installed those brand new blades. The old blades did look fairly worn. Then I used the planer with the new blades and wow what a difference it both the finish on the wood and also the noise. It is much quieter with the new blades installed. Well, now I am excited because this week we will be building 19 dovetail solid maple drawers and I thought the planer would come in handy. Very excited.

Jerry

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#1 posted 02-14-2010 05:42 AM

I had one it worked well .congrats on your new toy.

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 05:43 AM

Hope it works out for you!!

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 05:52 AM

I hope your experience is as good as mine. I have had my Jet planer for several years and it is very reliable.

It does a nice job, but no matter how good it is tuned up the finish is not as good as the smaller 12” DeWalt planer provides.

I most often rely on the Jet for major milling and the sanding machine or 12” DeWalt planer for a finer finish.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 06:05 AM

That must be a nice luxury to have both planers. I did like my dewalt but we sold it to help fund the Jet plus in our small garage shop we did not have room for both. We are moving to a larger shop soon but I am not sure that I would ever make use of the smaller planer. I will just use the jet combined with our drum sander.

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 11:01 AM

That will do.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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