Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'The DIY Tool Shed' started by jkingma, Aug 27, 2019.
They are decent. Look at the grizzly line, much better value.
I don't think Grizzly is available in Canada. At least I've never seen it anywhere. Most of their "bigger stuff" won't ship here if I try and order online.
I find I more often just use one of these, or equivalent. Harbor Freight like the Stanley #4 or #5 model I spent $15 on several years back. I have the Dewalt but the hand plane is fast. A whole Tele body does not fit in the Dewalt 13inch if you are thinking about that...
We are talking the 735 here which is 13 wide. A tele body is about 12.75" wide... you just can't put it in sideways...LOL.
Despite being an avid woodworker for almost 45 years, I've never been able to get decent results with a hand plane.
And any guitar I build will fit in a 13" planer. I don't generally build to spec.
Even if it was 13" (or more) I would make it less just to fit. I don't get hung up on exact specs.
While we're still on the topic, if another used home-shop planer comes up, don't hesitate. I have the Delta. I do not consider the disposable blades to be a disadvantage. You can easily flip them around to reveal a fresh edge so each set lasts longer. The time, cots, and fiddling with resharpenable blades is not worth it IMHO. These replaceable blades in the Dewalt, Delta, etc., index on the pins so there's no adjustment necessary when replacing them.
A 13" Ryobi has popped up. Anyone familiar with them?
My father in law had the Ryobi 10 inch one. They were the first small lunchbox planers on the market. Despite the snipe issue, he still uses it. It's probably 25 years or more old by now.
Wacky. I looks like it uses carbide lathe tool inserts. If so, those are a commodity item that are bought on low price when you need replacements.
............................Ryobi is ok for mid to low-end tools. I avoid them.
I have the Dewalt DW735.. Had it for years, used it a lot.
I almost always shop for replacement parts/blades before I need them and get good deals quite often.
As noted in the product details, you get two edges because they are reversible.
I use a RubberMaid garbage can for the chips. The internal blower/fan is amazing. I would never get a portable unit that didn't have an internal blower... I'm not going to hook it up to my dust system... it makes beautiful chips for reuse.
The stand is quite nice, I installed a long bolt for easier operation of the wheels/legs.
The removable top and included tool makes internal work a breeze.
Someone mentioned the low profile... I find that a plus.
13" is better than 12" ..The infeed and outfeed table are adjustable
I find it feeds well.. but have not used it in freezing weather... I haven't found the feed rollers to be a problem. I would think they are affected more by residue on the wood than a rubber problem.
I would buy it again.
I've had a 13" Ryobi (AP1300) since I started building. It's worked well but suffers from the same pitfalls as all lunchbox planers. This is the planer I'm wanting to replace with the Dewalt.
I bought it for $60 because the guide tubes on which the cutter head slides were rusted, so the depth of cut couldn't be adjusted. I took it home, tore it apart and completely cleaned it up.
I think the main problem I've run into is that the blades seem very, very soft. The last 2 sets I've purchased have gotten nicked very easily.
If you can get it cheap enough, it would be a decent workhorse for you, though.
He wants $150 for it. I guess I'm not in a real hurry, as I still have one more workbench and a couple tool stands to build. So I think I'll keep looking and hope another Dewalt comes along.
A tool store near me is having a Dewalt sponsored Midnight Madness event next weekend. Maybe if there is a real deal to be had, I'll get a new one.
EDIT - probably not...
I can only echo what others have said, plus
• they are loud with a capital L! If you're used to cast iron machines it's a big change. Muffs mandatory.
• the slower speed is good for figured woods. Not as good as a drum sander, but better than cheaper planers
• 3 narrow knives, not really feasible for resharpening, pretty much a throw away at $55 a pop. I have the 12 inch little brother with nice wide knives. I can put them on my Makita horizontal wet grinder and get an edge that produces glassy smooth maple.
In my facebook feed is the 735 planer for $129.14. I'd guess it's a scam where you pay and never receive it.
It's one of the best "bench top" planers available and has been since it was introduced quite a few years ago. Its biggest downside is that it's a "screamer" and louder than most. Really good hearing protection is pretty much required. And yes, you can upgrade the cutter head if you want to spend the money.
This is correct. The Grizzly name isn't available in Canada. Check BusyBee.
Those spiral head cutters are a high-end improvement on larger machines, particularly for figured wood because each little blade comes in at a slicing angle. However it's not in my budget. I think the money would be better spent on a less expensive planer and then save up for a wide drum sander.
The owners of Busy Bee and Grizzly are supposedly brothers, whatever that means
It probably means they order from the same place in Asia