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#1 posted 10-06-2018 04:19 PM

Gotta disagree with the “buy a Dewalt” plan. Yes, the 2nd pic is snipe and there are plenty of posts and youtube vids on how to eliminate that. The first pic looks like tear out and some wood just does that, especially figured wood. With sharp blades my 20 year old Delta lunchbox planes smooth as a baby’s butt unless I try and plane anything with even a little figure in it. My friend’s brand new Dewalt 735 has tearout on the same wood as mine does, (I too thought WTF this planer sucks) so don’t blame your new planer yet. If you want to play the name game you can probably find a Dewalt on CL for the $ you spent on the WEN but unless you’re gonna spend a lot of $ on helical heads it may make no difference. Cheap vs Dewalt? Watch this vid before you spend more $. Matthias Wandel does a great comparison.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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