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Kevin

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08-26-2019 03:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer dust collector dewalt delta

Currently I have been using a Delta TP305 for a little over 10 years and was thinking about upgrading to a new one. If I do not upgrade to a new planer I will upgrade my DC to a canister from Wynn.

Would a Dewalt DW734 be an upgrade to what I am using now or is there another smaller planer worth upgrading to besides the $1000 dollar range ones?

What does everyone thing, new planer upgrade staying under the $500 budget or go do the canister for the DC and get a bigger planer down the road?

Thanks,

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY


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ibewjon

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#1 posted 08-26-2019 03:41 PM

Health and safety first. Get the filter. If you can’t breathe, you can’t use the planer. And watch for used planers. I got a 15” grizzly for $550.

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Monty151

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#2 posted 08-26-2019 03:45 PM

Agree, filter first. If your current planer is still kicking then I would opt for the filter. Also like ibewjon said, keep on eye out for used planers. You can snag a good deal if you are patient.

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Kevin

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#3 posted 08-26-2019 03:52 PM

What I was leaning toward myself really. I was going to get the canister to replace the bag and turn it into a 2 stage dust collector or chip collector really. I would really like to have the grizzly 15” for my next planer to be honest.

Yeah, the planer is still kicking and doing a good job, but wanted some opinions of what others would do in that situation.

Thanks !

kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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Lazyman

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#4 posted 08-26-2019 03:53 PM

If the planer is otherwise in good working order, you might get more bang for the buck by upgrading to shelix head than to get the DW734. Unless you are going to get the 735, I would not bother with getting any other new planer in the sub $500 range unless the one you have is worn out.

EDIT: I almost forgot…maybe you can afford both the Shelix and a filter upgrade if you go this route.

-- 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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Kevin

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#5 posted 08-26-2019 03:57 PM

lazyman, I’ll have to see if the tp305 offers a shelix head or not and how much, but deep down I was thinking the sub 500 range would not really be a good upgrade since the planer still works really good.

Ty!

-- Williamsburg, KY

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Lazyman

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#6 posted 08-26-2019 04:01 PM

That Link to the Shelix shows one for the 305 for $427. Also, I was adding an EDIT when you posted so look at the link relating to the filters.

-- 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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Kevin

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#7 posted 08-26-2019 04:04 PM

Lazyman Thanks. I’ll take a look at the links :)

Ty.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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ibewjon

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#8 posted 08-26-2019 04:39 PM

My DC is a 25 year old north state. I replaced the bag with a jet filter, ( but there are filters with a fiber medium now available), and added the vortex cone from jet to mine. Not free like an old frying pan, but properly designed. It works well for separating out the material, and no added footprint like a separate cyclone. Even being a 2 micron filter, it does a great job, and the I added a wen air cleaner.

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Kevin

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#9 posted 08-26-2019 05:39 PM

Hi ibewjon,

I’ve had my delta 50-760 for many years and it came with a 1 micron bag filter so it was not too bad, but I want to do a chip separator and add the canister to the top as well. I just hate changing that plastic bag, does not take long for it to fill up when milling a lot of wood lol.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 08-26-2019 05:40 PM

I sent you a PM if you decide to go with the planer.

As a 40+ year health professional, and a lunger. I also suggest the filter as most important though.

-- Think safe, be safe

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ibewjon

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#11 posted 08-26-2019 06:31 PM

At least I think the jet is 2 micron. I definitely plan to upgrade to a better filter. I put loop handles on the fiberglass ring that holds the bag, and it is much easier to empty. I just don’t have floor space for a cyclone. Happy breathing.

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Kevin

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#12 posted 08-26-2019 07:04 PM

therealSteveN, I’ll check it in just a few and send you one back.

ibewjon, it’s amazing how much a jointer and planer can send to that DC. And to think before I got the DC it was all going in the air and on the floor. Happy Breathing to you too :)

-- Williamsburg, KY

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