Dewalt Planers

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We have a few thoughts about Dewalt planers that we are going to share with you in this article.

To start we are going to discuss the Dewalt DW735 Thickness Planer. This benchtop tool is used for most of the standard size planing projects in your workshop or on the jobsite.

Dewalt Hand Planer

We will then finish out by looking at the Dewalt DW60K Hand Planer Kit. This portable handheld planer is for the many smaller odd planing chores such as fixing that old door that drags on the carpet.

The specifications and features of each planer will be listed with a quick follow up review of each.

DW735 Thickness Planer Specifications

  • 15 amps
  • 110 v
  • 20,00 rpm no load speed
  • 1/8 inch max depth of cut
  • 6 inch depth capacity
  • 13 inch width capacity
  • 92 lbs tool weight
  • $650 average planer price

DW735 Thickness Planer Features

  • Three knife cutter-head
  • Two speed gear box for 96 or 179 cpi(cuts per inch)
  • Fan-assisted chip ejection
  • Automatic carriage lock for snipe redution
  • Material removal guage and extra-large thickness scale

Thickness Planer Review

Dewalt Thickness PlanerProsCons
  • Plenty of power
  • Automatic snipe reducing device
  • Dual feed rates
  • Power dust blower
  • Accurate thickness settings
  • Easy blade changing
  • Low quality blades supplied w/ machine
  • Replacement blades are expensive
  • Infeed and Outfeed tables are not included

DW680K Hand Planer Specifications

  • 7 amps
  • 15,00 rpm no load speed
  • 3/32" depth of cut
  • 3 1/4" planing width
  • 1/2" rabbeting depth
  • 6.2 lbs
  • Includes two reversable carbide blades, rabbeting fence and kit box
  • $176 average price

DW680K Hand Planer Features

  • Accepts large resharpenable blades
  • Calibrated depth adjustment knob
  • Also accepts reversable carbide blades
  • Precision machined shoe bottoms
  • Kickstand
  • Poly-V belt for increased durability
  • Two-finger trigger for comfort

Hand Planer Review

Dewalt Hand PlanerProsCons
  • Handy kickstand
  • Plenty of power
  • good balance
  • Smooth planing material finishes
  • Easy blade changing
  • Dust bag not included
  • Cord is to flexible and cumbersome
  • Depth adjustment should have a lock

Our Conclusion

Both of these Dewalt planers seem to be very well built.

Their overall performance is good and the features on each tool are rated well.

Though Dewalt tends to be a bit more expensive than the competition I don't think that it is wasted money.

It seems as though Dewalt has produced some more winners and if you look at some of the feedback about these two planers on Amazon alone you will find much of it is positive.

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