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Forum topic by DanM posted 2300 days ago 819 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DanM

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2300 days ago

Thanks in part to all the great input here, I’ve settled on the Dewalt 734 planer. Tools-Plus has it for $379 + $6.50 shipping, best price I’ve found. I’m wondering if anyone has used this dealer?

Thanks

Dan


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#1 posted 2300 days ago

I think I would spend the extra and get a Delta 22-580 for $419 at the same shipping cost.

It’s a great machine.

Even a better deal from Amazon. $419 with free shipping for the Delta.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2300 days ago

Gary – Why do you like the Delta better?

In my case, I’d have to pay tax at Amazon, about $30 more, but the difference at Tools Plus would only be $40.

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#3 posted 2299 days ago

I often purchase stuff from Tools Plus, but they’re only 10 minutes from my house so I’ve never had them ship anything. It’s great having a source like this close to home.

Kevin

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#4 posted 2299 days ago

I love tools plus. It’s about a half hour ride from my house and well worth it. I saved $50, plus shipping costs when I bought my Makita 12” SCMS. They have a great selection, and they sell real wood working equipment like Delta, and General International.

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#5 posted 2298 days ago

Dan – I have experience with it and know that it’s a great machine. Never any snipe and has two speeds.

Read my review in the review section.

Too bad about having to pay tax at amazon. That sucks.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 2298 days ago

Snipping has to do with improper hold down pressure/high bottom rollers, not the brand.

-- barlow

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#7 posted 2298 days ago

Thanks to everyone for all the helpful replies in my 1st two posts here. After being tipped off in a PM from one of the great members here, I bought a Dewalt 734 at Lowes for $313 (they’re having a 15% off sale on all power tools), a price too good to pass up for a very nice 3 blade planer!

If it’s a good as it is heavy, should be perfect ;-)

Thanks again all.

Dan

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GaryK

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#8 posted 2298 days ago

barlow – who said anything about sniping being connected to a brand? Some models of most brands will
give you a certain amout of snipe for whatever reason. Roller pressure is not the only reason for snipe.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 2298 days ago

barlow – who said anything about sniping being connected to a brand? Some models of most brands will
give you a certain amout of snipe for whatever reason. Roller pressure is not the only reason for snipe.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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DanM

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#10 posted 2298 days ago

Thanks also for the feedback on the supplier. Always good to know of another source ;-)

Dan

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#11 posted 2298 days ago

Dan, if you are looking for an internet supplier, I always check Toolking.com when I shop for a power tool. The shipping cost is very reasonable and their selection is good. It is one of the sponsoring tool suppliers of this site. Try them.

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#12 posted 2298 days ago

GaryK-I run a planer 8-10 hrs a day, I’m the third generatoin to do this, ive grown up around planers/moulders so i think i have a pretty good idea on troubleshooting, yes there are other things that can contribute to a snipe other than roller pressure: a high knife, too fast feed speed, debris on table, trying to peel to much off in a single pass, improper chip breaker pressure, figured stock, twisted stock, beaver tails, or knots. We pride ourselves on having the best finish around on our lumber/millwork, and we handle around 10-12,000 bd ft a day. Im not some hot shot kid who thinks i know everything, ive been doing tihs for a long time, when i was in kindergarten i brought in a piece of trim for show and tell i had help make over a break in school, that was 16yrs ago. So if you have more experience great for you and share the wealth on here.

-- barlow

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