Wen 6550t v. Wen 6552t

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Forum topic by SSotolongo posted 12-14-2019 02:02 PM 382 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-14-2019 02:02 PM

Lower has these two machines on sale this week. The 6550 for $210 and the 6552 for $245. The 6550t has 2 blades while the 6552 has 3 blades. Does the extra blade really make a big difference? Am I going to notice it in the evenness of the cut or is it something that will require a little more sanding? I’m just using it for home projects and hobbies. I’m just the typical weekend warrior at this point. Thank you all.

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#1 posted 01-01-2020 06:18 PM

IMHO the more cutters you bring in contact with the wood the better. If it’s not too late take a look at Cutech. They have a planer with segmented cutters. Cutech calls it “helical style” although it’s not helical. I don’t own a Cutech because I purchased a DeWalt 735 5 years prior to hearing about Cutech. Remember: all planers will leave some mill marks but the segmented will (supposedly) leave fewer mill marks.

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#2 posted 01-01-2020 09:05 PM

Take a look at the Cutech here.


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#3 posted 01-01-2020 09:21 PM

With spreading the cutting force with three blades, the blades should last longer verses the two blade set up. If you plan on planning a lot of boards, you may want to consider getting a extra set of blades now or later on.

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#4 posted 01-02-2020 02:24 AM

No question what I would do for only $30 more to upgrade. larry

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