I used a 12" Parks 5 hp motor and it had straight 1/8"thick HSS blades it was mounted on a stand outside as there was no dust collection in those days so the shaving just spit out on the ground.
Years later, I bought a DeWalt 735 and it was a screamer,and with the DC hooked up was even louder. Great planer otherwise,I used it for several years and bought a Delta 15"3 hp. with the roller tables in and out. It cost 2X what the Dewalt cost, ran on 220, and was quieter. Lost it in the fire.
Now have a Cutech 700 with CT cutters It is the quietest yet and does a very good job for me on my small projects.
Last edited by Herb Stoops; 10-23-2019 at 02:23 PM.