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I'm not sure how many times a code can be used, but here's 3 20% off. Enter the code below the barcode online. First one expires 5/22/15, bottom 2 are 4/29/15

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I wonder as the three I have are different codes.

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Anybody bought/have experiences the wood planer?


the other thread about equipment made a good case for the Steel city helical but its another $300+ IF you can find one . .


maybe join a seniors center and join the woodworkers clubs they have and borrow one . . .

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Anybody bought/have experiences the wood planer?


the other thread about equipment made a good case for the Steel city helical but its another $300+ IF you can find one . .


maybe join a seniors center and join the woodworkers clubs they have and borrow one . . .
Look for a makerspace. There should be one in your area.
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the other thread about equipment made a good case for the Steel city helical but its another $300+ IF you can find one . .


maybe join a seniors center and join the woodworkers clubs they have and borrow one . . .
It's really strange about that planer. I spoke with Steel City directly last year while I was researching and was told the 40200H was a current model. In fact, the date code on mine was from springtime of 2014. Now, that model is nowhere to be found! By the way, I paid $499 for it. I just couldn't see spending $6-800 (at the time) on the Dewalt DW735 that had pretty mixed reviews, especially regarding the lifespan of the blades and the cost to replace them. I just haven't been a Dewalt guy since the 90's.
Just so you know though, the new model Dewalt (DW735X) looks to be on sale right now on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW735X-...=DEWALT+DW735X
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It's really strange about that planer. I spoke with Steel City directly last year while I was researching and was told the 40200H was a current model. In fact, the date code on mine was from springtime of 2014. Now, that model is nowhere to be found! By the way, I paid $499 for it. I just couldn't see spending $6-800 (at the time) on the Dewalt DW735 that had pretty mixed reviews, especially regarding the lifespan of the blades and the cost to replace them. I just haven't been a Dewalt guy since the 90's.
Just so you know though, the new model Dewalt (DW735X) looks to be on sale right now on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW735X-...=DEWALT+DW735X
I did a lot of research and one of the things I liked about the dewalt was I could buy it now, and use it well- and upgrade to the helix heads later. The feedback on the straight cutters seems all over the place, with some liking it, and some not. I think the cost for new heads is actually on par with the helix heads, since you need so many more and they cost so much more. At the end of the day, for a hobbiest or non PRO the amount of work you put through it would determine if the heads are worth it- from a cost and longevity standpoint. I think it's actually cheaper to stick with the straight cutter heads.

But results can be better with the other, especially if the blades get cut up or damaged.
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If thinking of the dewalt and upgrading the head, in the long run it would probably be worth it to buy a 16" Grizzly with helix. Unless you didn't have the space. That would be a monster of a machine and also hold its value well. I have a Makita 2012 and thinking of going up to a monster like that. Can't justify the expense though. It's really a production machine. For what I do, a 12" straight cutter is great. With new blades it creates a surface that looks like glass. I can't sand it that nice. After a 100bd ft. or so it's start to chip out though. That's not much.
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It's really strange about that planer. I spoke with Steel City directly last year while I was researching and was told the 40200H was a current model. In fact, the date code on mine was from springtime of 2014. Now, that model is nowhere to be found! By the way, I paid $499 for it. I just couldn't see spending $6-800 (at the time) on the Dewalt DW735 that had pretty mixed reviews, especially regarding the lifespan of the blades and the cost to replace them. I just haven't been a Dewalt guy since the 90's.
Just so you know though, the new model Dewalt (DW735X) looks to be on sale right now on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW735X-...=DEWALT+DW735X
Sort of surprised you've heard mixed reviews of the DW735. It's generally regarded as probably the best benchtop planer in it's class. There are better replacement blades though. You can also get a helical head for it as well.

I got mine used for $300 on CL from someone who used it all of once. It was brand spanking new and included the in/out tables and a receipt.

Steel City I've stayed away from for several years. They went through management issues and moved from TN to CA. Customers had issues with no customer support or even getting replies from. This was back in 2009 though and they lost some good people (Management and Technical Support)

Looking at their website, they went under new ownership (again) in 2014. Personally I'd steer clear of them. Doesn't seem like a stable organization and I'd be worried about support.

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If thinking of the dewalt and upgrading the head, in the long run it would probably be worth it to buy a 16" Grizzly with helix. Unless you didn't have the space. That would be a monster of a machine and also hold its value well. I have a Makita 2012 and thinking of going up to a monster like that. Can't justify the expense though. It's really a production machine. For what I do, a 12" straight cutter is great. With new blades it creates a surface that looks like glass. I can't sand it that nice. After a 100bd ft. or so it's start to chip out though. That's not much.
Yeah this is kind of what I was alluding too and how I feel too. The only caveat is that if you own the 735X for a few years then decide to upgrade the heads, after a few years the upgrade is only the cost of the heads, since you've long owned and paid for the 735X. This is a nice option for someone that isn't sure they need the higher quality helix heads, or doesn't want to spend the money on one right now. I probably fall into this category. $500 is about my budget I think. I could totally see in a few years if I was doing some big furniture project or my wood working hobby really takes off upgrading the heads. I am trying to spec a basement workshop into my remodel - but costs look to be a big concern. Otherwise buying new heads for each major project or as needed is fine too... If you don't use the tool that much the cost is minimal.
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Hopefully, I won't ever need to know how Steel City's support is! I debated it a lot too. The price and feature set was right for me at the time so I went with it. If trouble ever arises, the motor they use (and many other parts) are the same units that several other companies use. Also, I repaired power tools for a living for several years, so I'm not worried.
Now if I can get around to plugging it in for the first time.....
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I wanna say ; what's up with you guys . . ?
checking today wrt the dewalt 735
so amazon is $554
homedepotr is 572
Makita 15A at the outlet store is 547 but only 12"


if I weren't getting all that 2" x 6"to10" oak planking in lengths 2 to 6-8 feet
I wouldn't be here, but after looking at the boardfoot cost for that type of material, the planer is cheap wrt to cleaning it up . .
damn I just spent 1G for 2 uxl drivers


PLEASE TELL ME WHEN THIS STOPS . . . .


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Hey asarose, it NEVER stops! Lol. :P
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I did a lot of research and one of the things I liked about the dewalt was I could buy it now, and use it well- and upgrade to the helix heads later. The feedback on the straight cutters seems all over the place, with some liking it, and some not. I think the cost for new heads is actually on par with the helix heads, since you need so many more and they cost so much more. At the end of the day, for a hobbiest or non PRO the amount of work you put through it would determine if the heads are worth it- from a cost and longevity standpoint. I think it's actually cheaper to stick with the straight cutter heads.

But results can be better with the other, especially if the blades get cut up or damaged.
Blade life is one of those things to take with a grain of salt. There are too many variables for one person to compare to another, feed speed, thickness removed, wood type, trash in the wood, etc.

Don't forget the helix cutters are also 4 sided. If you get a chip in one you can rotate it, or you can just replace 1 cutter instead of the row or set.
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Blade life is one of those things to take with a grain of salt. There are too many variables for one person to compare to another, feed speed, thickness removed, wood type, trash in the wood, etc.

Don't forget the helix cutters are also 4 sided. If you get a chip in one you can rotate it, or you can just replace 1 cutter instead of the row or set.
Long term I think Helix is the way to go. Also, if you get a nick or damage on just one, it really doesn't matter too much, where with the straight cutters you might see it. But cost wise, I think a nice $500 planer like the 735 or the Ridgid with straight heads fits a lot of DIYer budgets. The helix and the big planers get expensive quick. More professional shop piece. A lot of guys run out of room to store this stuff... that alone makes the bench top models attractive.
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Hopefully, I won't ever need to know how Steel City's support is! I debated it a lot too. The price and feature set was right for me at the time so I went with it. If trouble ever arises, the motor they use (and many other parts) are the same units that several other companies use. Also, I repaired power tools for a living for several years, so I'm not worried.
Now if I can get around to plugging it in for the first time.....
And honestly if may be different now, but they did just reorg again. I actually own a Steel City mortiser and have no issues with it. So it's not all bad and hopefully none of us have problems. I got mine right before they left TN and was sad they left here because they originated here. If I remember correctly, it was a few higher ups from Delta or Porter Cable who started them. So they had promise from the start. This was pre-decline of both those companies. Such a shame.
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given the generic Tools" topic and a search for the good stuff. and a good deal . .
today I saw at PE, the UMM6 mike for $75


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