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#1 posted 10-06-2015 08:50 PM

Hello Tex and welcome. Seems like to me if you need to square up the lumber, that the ideal tool would be a good jointer. The surface planers will give you a flat on all four sides, but not necessarily square. A lot can be accomplished with a good jointer, one that is substantial not the Homeless Depot wanna bees. While DeWalt does make some very good tools the cheaper lunchbox surface planer isn’t one of them. I think you already know there isn’t much difference in the two you are considering, besides a hundred dollars or so. If it were me, I would look for a good older model Delta or Powermatic jointer, which through CL you could find for the price of the lunchbox planers. Have fun, make some dust.

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