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#1 posted 03-07-2019 03:50 PM

All good advice above. I would offer a word or two of caution about using pallet wood. It is a tempting source, but it is usually loaded with dirt, grit, and maybe unfound nails, etc. I would never run it through my planer without a good pressure washing and presanding with a coarse belt sander. Even then, only with caution. Also, some pallets are used with various chemicals that penetrate the wood. I wouldn’t use those at all.
Speaking of planers, HokieKen mentioned the Dewalt 735 as being good. I have had the 734 for years (lunchbox style) and it has been great. It is about 20%-25% cheaper than the 735 and can be found on the used market from time to time.

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