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Shopping for portable planer

Looking to buy a portable planer, because shop doesn't have alot of space. Don't know which one to get, any suggestions will be appreciated.
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This topic has been discussed several times recently. Try searching the topic and if you still have questions, ask again.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I have a Dewalt 735, I think. I like it so far tuck it in a corner and bring it out when needed. I'd look to get some kind of dust colector too. They make a hell of alot of chips.
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I've been thinking about getting one as well... I think the delta 13" planer looks like the one I may go for.
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Thanks, does the dewalt 735 come with 4" dust port.
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Don't get a Delta planer. I have one and I probably spend ten minutes reassembling it for every hour it's used. I finally had to use threadlock to keep the thing from coming apart so much.
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Don't get a Delta planer. I have one and I probably spend ten minutes reassembling it for every hour it's used. I finally had to use threadlock to keep the thing from coming apart so much.
Love mine. I've plained Down 100ds of Bf with mine with no problems, still original knives.
Maybe it's the operator. Lol.
JK Steve. is there a lemon law for these things. Lol again.

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I have had a Delta 13" for 10 years. It had done a lot and gone through several sets of blades. I would have gotten the Dewalt but the money was a problem at the time. If I was going to replace it, I would get the Dewalt.

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I have a DeWalt 733 which I bought used a few years ago. It's the two-blade version of the 734 and it's been great. I changed blades once and that's about it. The 735 has a great reputation but it's a bit bigger, more money, plus you have to get the optional infeed/outfeed tables or it snipes.

Some people like the Ridgid which has a good warranty but it's physically large. I see it beside the DeWalt 734 at Home Depot and wonder why they made it so big! I've heard good things about the Makita, too.

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Love mine. I've plained Down 100ds of Bf with mine with no problems, still original knives.
Maybe it's the operator. Lol.
JK Steve. is there a lemon law for these things. Lol again.
Yea I know you can get a lemon with anything but after purchasing the planer I bought a Unisaw and the arbor is oversized so I have enlarge the arbor holes on any new blade I get. Then I bought a Delta grinder and it lasted two weeks. I replaced it with a Chinese knockoff from the dollar store that has lasted for years. I now think less of Rockwell Delta than I do Chicago Electric.
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I now think less of Rockwell Delta than I do Chicago Electric.
Ouch. Sounds like you've had some bad luck with tools.
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I have a Delta 12-1/2 inch planer which has proven very handy. I like the double edged blades, and the fact that the planer comes with a blade setting jig.


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I have a ridgid 4331 13 inch that has done ok so far, I know it isn't a professional model or close to one, but it works good for me
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Thanks, does the dewalt 735 come with 4" dust port.
Mine does but I dont know if it is a standard with the planer.
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Thks for all the info, lots of help..
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Dewalt 735 plus spiral cutterhead = great machine. (almost professional quality)
Of course an aftermarket spiral cutter head doubles the price of the complete set up but man it sure is nice!

in feed and out feed tables are not required, operator tecnique is what causes snipe on any planer....
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I am on my second Delta 12 1/2" planer. I had the first one for about 10 years and just wore it out. Replaced it with a newer model, that was used for a short time. Reversed the blades, and it has been doing great. This newer model almost entirely eliminates snipe. I hope this one will last as long as the older one I had.
Just replaced the blades early last month, (Mar.), and I am very pleased with the operation and extremely satisfied with my Delta's.
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