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#1 posted 09-15-2021 03:41 PM

Hi. The only way that Ridgid will honour the warranty is if you registered the planer when you purchased it. I found this out the hard way. Anyways, the Dewalt is an extremely good benchtop planer. I had one before I upgraded to my now Laguna PX 16. Before I did this I installed the LUX 3 helical cutterhead in it. The results were wow. Also the bladed Dewalt 735 eats knives. I know this from experience also. The only time the knives are good is only about to about the 3rd or 4th time and they are already dull. And the noise is way louder compared to the helical head. I plane a lot of wood. The only reason I sold it to upgrade to the Laguna I have now is due to the amount of wood I plane. I can plane the boards in about 1/10th the time compared to the Dewalt. Whatever you decide, helical cutterhead is the way to go. I didn’t even have to sand the boards after they went through the Dewalt with the LUX 3 head. And if you ever decide to upgrade to a larger planer. The Laguna PX 16 is incredible. I know its expensive but way better than the 4 post planers like the Powermatic etc. Anyhow I hope this helps in your decision. Oh and the threadlocker is a really good idea to try before you spend more money. It just may do the trick.

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