What’s the matter with a jointer/planer combo? I was thinking of just that. One made by Hammer.
Don’t buy the Jet.
I think there is nothing wrong with combination tools, except when one goes out, you will lose both if you have to ship them out for repairs.
Charles , San Jose, ca.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a jointer planer combo .. just the particular Jet model that I bought. I think if you bought a well make one it could be just the right thing.
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How do you like the Dewalt two speed planner? Does the 179 cuts per inch make a big difference? I have an old Ryobi 10″ planner and need another one.
Thanks! I really like my dewalt. I’ve only used a shop 20″ Powermatic so I don’t really a good comparison regarding the number of cuts. But it leaves a nice surface. And I usually polish it up with my hand plane.
thank you Marilyn,
I have access to a larger planner at a friends shop but I hate stopping what I am doing to go to his shop.
Oh yeah, that would be a pain.
I hope you had a Merry Christmas! Want to tell you that I did end up getting myself the DeWalt 735 planner for Christmas and love it! 😉
I have the same planer. Marilyn, what blades are you using?
Its an excellent planer. I’m still using the blades that came with but hope to upgrade to helix head at some point.
Well, let me know if you upgrade. I think I’m headed in the helix direction…on my 4th set of blades you see and the planer is only 6 months old!
Christopher Schwarz posted an article in a recent PWM going over routine maintenance of these planers. I’m getting better performance and longer blade life from cleaning the pitch that accumulates under the blades, lubricating and cleaning the bed and lubricating the rollers. None of that is in the owner’s manual. I’m not jonesing for a helix now!
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