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Forum topic by JimRochester posted 03-01-2014 04:55 PM 861 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2014 04:55 PM

I just picked up the planer a couple days ago and had the chance to plane a few boards. Very nice upgrade from my Delta lunchbox style. I try and upgrade a tool or two every year but it seems like as I upgrade, it only makes my other tools seem so much crappier. Having just upgraded to the Sawstop CS3hp. I was going to wait until next year but then I saw this planer on CL, still in the wrapper. A guy bought it and never used it. Or he stole it, but its pretty big to fit under your coat.

Anyway, great planer with what little I’ve done with it. All that’s left now is the jointer. Still using the little Delta benchtop model. OK for small stuff, but with that 30” span anything more than a few feet long is troublesome.

Sawstop CS 3HP 36”
Jet 16-32 drum sander
Rikon 14” bandsaw
Porter Cable router
Delta disc and belt sander
Jet Drill Press

One of these days I’m going to have to learn to make something besides sawdust and wood chips.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#1 posted 03-01-2014 05:03 PM

You’ll be happy with that 735. I upgraded from a delta lunchbox last year and the 735 really made a difference.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 06:39 PM

I’ve heard very good results from the byrd shelix head if you decide you need to upgrade again in the future. It’s pricey, but supposedly well worth it. I’ve thought of getting one for my DW734.

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