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Forum topic by eddy posted 05-25-2013 03:12 PM 1391 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2013 03:12 PM

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i found one of these for a good price (650.00) but it dont matter if it is not a good tool looking for feed back on it from owners
first question is can theis planer handle material as short as 12 inches a lot of what i do is this short. it is this or a dw735 i am just tired if all the noise from these lunchbox planers. i have a dw734 now and it is starting to show its age

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#1 posted 05-25-2013 03:22 PM

I don’t think it’s a good idea to plane 12” long boards , is there any reason you can’t plane the wood and then cut it to you 12” lengths. This planer is around $1000 new so if in good condition $650 is not bad, but I normally think of used equipment being priced at about 50% of it’s new price.

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#2 posted 05-25-2013 04:19 PM

Price is not bad compared to new price, BUT that is more than I could value that machine even new.

Have I used one ? NO, but I have read the specs. You would be escaping the noise level to some degree, but come on now, 240 lbs, 1.5. Hp. For the limited molding capabilities you may enjoy I don’t see any appreciatable savings on doing your own moldings.

If you actually use the machine I think you could count on frequent adjustments and a very short life expectancy from the top side of the machine.

If your interest trully is for molding runs you may want to look at the shop fox version or a William Hussey

If your interest is primarily planning short length s of stock it may last you a little while.

Have you considered ear protection and just keep using what you have until a better unit comes around ?


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