|Forum topic by BJODay||posted 08-19-2013 12:48 AM||992 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-19-2013 12:48 AM
I’ll be purchasing a portable planer soon. Ive read a lot of reviews here and talked to some friends.
I would like to buy a spiral head. But the only spiral head portable in my budget would be the Steel city 40200H or 40300H. I am wary of purchasing because of the mixed reviews posted on LJ.
I’ve also read some reviews on LJ about people who’ve replaced the head on the DeWalt 735 with a Shelix spiral head. The Shelix head has more cutting blades than the stock spiral head of the Steel City 40200H.
I’ve decided to purchase a DeWalt 735. It costs more but seems to be a better built machine, although it is a straight blade planner.
So my plan is the DeWalt 735. Save my pennies and weigh my options. Perhaps buy a spiral head in a few years, or maybe I’ll find the straight blade sufficient for my needs.
Any comments or advice will be appreciated.