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post #1 of 6 Old 08-16-2018, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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My first planer - finally

Just got my first (hopefully my last) planer the other day - got a re-manufactured Dewalt 734.

Wow, is this thing heavy LOL - 80 lbs.

I've been watching a bunch of videos on using it, as well as getting as many sled ideas as possible.

It's too hot in my shop to work still, but I'm going to take it outside this weekend in the a.m. and run a few pallet boards through it.
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Cool deal


I would get a metal detector, the hand held ones like they use in airports, I got one for about $30 on Amazon, small pieces of nails that may have broken off while disassembling the pallets will make nasty digs in you blades



That metal detector will find them before the planer does
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I would get a metal detector, the hand held ones like they use in airports, I got one for about $30 on Amazon, small pieces of nails that may have broken off while disassembling the pallets will make nasty digs in you blades



That metal detector will find them before the planer does
Yeppers, I've been using one for quite awhile when I break up the pallets
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I've got an old sears craftsman planer. It works, but it has its limitations. I'll be replacing it with Dewalt like the one you got when it dies. Yes them things sure are heavy.
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I like my 734. My only complaint is the dust collector. I could never keep it clear, so most of the time I run it with it off.
I get a little snipe from time to time, if I'm not careful and let the wood hang when feeding it. If I lift on the ends when it is going in and coming out, it's not bad.
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I mounted mine on a roller stand. Makes it so much easier to move around.

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