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Forum topic by Iowa1991 posted 10-04-2018 08:26 PM 542 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Iowa1991

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10-04-2018 08:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer

Looking at buying a new planer and would like some input. I have narrowed it down to three options that I have read good reviews on but just can’t seem to pick one. All three would fit my needs and my budget.

Cutech 40100H-CT
Wen 6552
Grizzly G0505

Input on these three would be greatly appreciated


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Woodchuckswife

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#1 posted 10-04-2018 08:38 PM

I would go with grizzly. I have a 12in. and15 in. good luck with both of them.
Chuck

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lumbering_on

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#2 posted 10-04-2018 09:00 PM

I don’t believe there is much difference in these planers. All three are a typical lunchbox planer made in China. I have one under the Mastercraft brand, which is a Canadian Tire store brand, and it works well for what I need.

The big issue would be the service, and Grizzly would be the hands down winner for this.

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#3 posted 10-04-2018 09:22 PM

With the Grizzly you are getting pretty close to the class of the lunchbox planers, the Dewalt 735.

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Lazyman

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#4 posted 10-04-2018 10:00 PM

For the price of the Grizzly, I would get the Dewalt 735. Amazon has it for $530 with free prime delivery with the outfeed and infeed tables right now which is the same price as the Grizzly with shipping costs.

The Cutech is cheaper and does have a spiral cutterhead which might be nice but I have no experience with it.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Iowa1991

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#5 posted 10-05-2018 01:33 AM

I’ve ran a 735 and don’t recall thinking much of it

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AHuxley

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#6 posted 10-05-2018 02:15 AM



I’ve ran a 735 and don’t recall thinking much of it

- Iowa1991

If the 735 would not satisfy you it is time to think of moving up to a 15” 4 post planer instead. It really is the best of the lunchbox planers and the ones you are looking at are built more like the DW734. The weakness of the 735 is the OEM blades but simply move to the better aftermarket versions when you wear out the first sets two edges.

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Lazyman

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#7 posted 10-05-2018 04:53 PM


I’ve ran a 735 and don’t recall thinking much of it

- Iowa1991

If the 735 would not satisfy you it is time to think of moving up to a 15” 4 post planers instead. It really is the best of the lunchbox planers and the ones you are looking at are built more like the DW734. The weakness of the 735 is the OEM blades but simply move to the better aftermarket versions when you wear out the first sets two edges.

- AHuxley

+1. Then you really don’t want any of the planer you listed.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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lumbering_on

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#8 posted 10-05-2018 05:22 PM



I’ve ran a 735 and don’t recall thinking much of it

- Iowa1991

Do you mean the DW734? Other than the price, the DW735 is best-in-class. The only physical issue I could imagine is the tables, but the 735x solves that. Although I don’t find any need to buy a DW735, it is a good machine.

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