|Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust||posted 02-06-2011 05:25 AM||1080 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
02-06-2011 05:25 AM
I had to delay this tool gloat because I had to make sure it was as good as I hoped.
I found an ad on CraigsList for a Dewalt 735 for $250. It was owned by an older guy and he says he has never even changed the blades on it. They are probably due to be turned over, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.
The only problem with it was that one of his buddies attempted to change the blades and I think he took too much if it apart and messed up the alignment. The crank varied from being fairly easy to turn to being very hard to turn.
I brought it home and used it for a little while. I noticed that the left side of the planer was planing a little thinner than the right side. Today I took apart the planer to check it out. After wrestling it to get it cranked all the way up, I removed the chain and aligned the top of each sprocket with the top of the post then put the whole thing back together again. It works like new!
I used it to plane a bunch of mahogany for a table this afternoon. I think the blades do need to be turned over but otherwise, I couldn’t be happier. $250 sure beats the $650 of a new model!
Now all I need to find is a dust hood for it and I’ll be good to go.