|Forum topic by Mechanically||posted 02-27-2011 02:38 PM||3716 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-27-2011 02:38 PM
Don’t think I’ll use the planer attachment as I’ve already got a DW735, but it’s nice that it’s complete.
I liked it for several reasons:
1) The price was right
2) I have a tiny closet that I call a ‘shop.’ and this takes up a lot less space. Just doing little projects for a while until I have another, larger space, so the size was helpful.
3) It’s a European, and the mystique thereof has convinced that its presence will cause beautiful midcentury modern furniture to issue from my shop with startling regularity. Really.
Anyway, I’m wondering if anyone else has any experience with this jointer, specifically procuring replacement knives for it. I know the story regarding the company closing, but I’ve heard different opinions on domestic parts sources. I haven’t had a response from Eagle tool, but maybe they’ll have what I’m looking for.
The knives aren’t awful, but could use sharpening. Just not sure how many times I’ll be able to do that.
So, was this worth it, or have I found the money pit of jointers?