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Forum topic by bluethundra posted 03-11-2016 04:22 PM 581 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bluethundra

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03-11-2016 04:22 PM

I am working out of a 3 car garage and I am setup as far as most of the basic tools go other than a planer or jointer. I lucked into two Delta 36-725 table saws and was trying to decide if I should keep both or sell one and pick up a planer. I have thought about the benefit of having two different saws with two different setups to move things a little faster. I have also thought about picking up a planer as well so I just wanted to get some opinions.


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knotscott

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#1 posted 03-11-2016 04:26 PM

Having two saws would be a nice luxury, but a planer will add a huge capability that you don’t already have. If you’ll be using dimensional lumber (actual wood boards) vs sheet goods, a planer is extremely useful…nearing a necessity.

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#2 posted 03-11-2016 04:36 PM

+1 to Scott’s advice. I consider a planer to be a necessity for working with lumber, especially rough cut, and the extra table saw is definitely a luxury.

If you have the room and budget to keep both saws and add a planer, go for it, but I’d find some way to get a planer.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 03-11-2016 04:37 PM

I think it would be a dream to have two dedicated tablesaws. One with a dado blade and the other with a general purpose blade (However, I wouldn’t give up my planer for another tablesaw). One could have a big outfeed table for sheet goods, and the TS equipped with the dado blade could be more compact. Or-hey- you could put them back to back to work as their own outfeed tables.

It probably comes down to space and workflow in your shop. If you have the space for two big tablesaws and still have room to walk, I say go for it.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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bluethundra

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#4 posted 03-11-2016 04:57 PM

Yeah I am leaning more toward selling and getting a planer.

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#5 posted 03-11-2016 04:59 PM

Sell it and get a thickness planer and a jointer (and a couple good blades for your TS).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Fred Hargis

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#6 posted 03-11-2016 05:47 PM

Just getting in line. While 2 tablesaws would be really nice, it wouldn’t be as nice as having a TS with a jointer and planer.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#7 posted 03-11-2016 05:50 PM

Agree with everyone. Planer and jointer would be more useful than two table saws.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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bluethundra

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#8 posted 03-12-2016 10:10 PM

I took one back and traded it for the DW735 planer

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teejk02

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#9 posted 03-12-2016 10:44 PM



I took one back and traded it for the DW735 planer

- bluethundra

A friend has the D735 (swapped it for the D734) and he loves it. I think you’ll love it also. Just be prepared for how much shavings you get from it even on a 1/16” pass (and how far they fly).

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AlaskaGuy

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#10 posted 03-12-2016 10:53 PM

A jointer and planer will advance you woodworking capabilities far more than having two table saws.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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