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Forum topic by trevor7428 posted 06-13-2018 06:11 PM 513 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2018 06:11 PM

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Has anyone both used the dewalt Dw735 and Grizzly G0453 15” planner? Is the grizzly same quality as the dewalt.

I origionally owned the ridgid 13” planner. I thought the results where pretty good. At least until I tried the Dewalt Dw735. I was so amazed how glass smooth the board felt. I couldn’t believe the difference.

Can I expect the same quality from the 15” grizzly as I got from the Dewalt?

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#1 posted 06-13-2018 06:57 PM

The performance results with the wood really boil down to set up and blade condition. The DW is a great portable planer, but as far as power, torque, capacity, reliability, longevity, volume abilities, noise levels, etc., the Grizzly and nearly any decent cast iron stationary planer with a belt drive induction motor is in a different league.

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#2 posted 06-13-2018 07:15 PM

He’s right ^^^

Love the DW planer and am hesitant to upgrade the cutter head because a stationary planer will be so much better and quieter. Consider the real cost of the Grizzlies with a helical head, you will want one.

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#3 posted 06-13-2018 07:26 PM



The performance results with the wood really boil down to set up and blade condition. The DW is a great portable planer, but as far as power, torque, capacity, reliability, longevity, volume abilities, noise levels, etc., the Grizzly and nearly any decent cast iron stationary planer with a belt drive induction motor is in a different league.

- knotscott

Thanks for the reply

I recently used a 20” cast iron stationary planner. I can’t remember brand name, but i know it was a top of the line brand. Its used dialy , who knows when the last time blades where sharpened. Comparing that to the Dw735 I bought brand new. The dewalts results where night and day compared to my old ridgid or even that 20” I was talking about above.

I understand you can’t compare results from a brand new machine/ brand new sharp blades compared to top brand 20” with heavily used blades (but still good results)

I paid $600 + tax for the dw735 @ big box store. Since then I’ve seen it all the way down to $400. I was thinking Instead of returning to save $200. To upgrade to the grizzly (which I always wanted a 15”)

I was just so impressed with the results from the dw735. Could I expect to get the same from the grizzly new with new blades?

If that makes since.

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#4 posted 06-13-2018 07:57 PM

A heavier cast iron planer can take deeper
cuts. That means fewer passes. The finish
may not match what you get off a lunchbox
planer with their super fast cutter head speeds.

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#5 posted 06-13-2018 08:57 PM

Maybe life is different with a spiral or helical head, but I don’t count on finish ready with straight blades. A smooth finish off the planer is nice, but is very short lived. One nick in those DW blades and you’ll have ridges….it’s gonna happen… sort of a way of life with planers. I don’t consider the finish from a planer to be actually be finish ready….I almost always do some sanding or scraping before applying a finish, so as long as the finish off the planer is “good nuff”, getting to the gnat’s eyelash of perfection off the planer doesn’t really matter to me.

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#6 posted 06-16-2018 05:40 AM

I recently bought a brand new never used DW735 off Craigslist for $250. I ordered the Shelix head and I can’t describe how smooth the cut is except to say it is “Glass like”. I’ve used many big production surfacers and planers and not one of them produced a surface this smooth and a couple of those machines had $10,000 spiral carbide cutters. I have the old un-used cutter assembly for sale on ebay if anyone could use like new blades for $75?

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