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I final got tired of over paying for lumber that was never quite square and never consistent in thickness fom the box stores. After doing some research I found a lumber yard that sells rough sawn lumber (comparing same species of wood) for about 1/3 of what box stores sell it for! The two main requirements I had for a planer was the three knives and depth stop. I did some shoping around both in person and online and settled on the Dewalt 734. I liked (in addition to my two main requirements) that it has 12.5" width and the lock on it to prevent/minimize snipe.

I suspect I will be taking a trip down to that lumber yard in the near future.

(FYI, the workmate it is on is temporary, I am planning on building a stand for it)
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Congrats on your recent perchase Mike. Care to give me the location of this lumber yard? Is it local?




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Welcome to the world of from rough-cut to finished project. Great find in that DeWalt, it should serve you well.

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Hi Mike

I have a DeWalt thickness planner as well and it has treated me great. I am sure you will get many years of use from that puppy.

Now you will really make some saw dust.

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The lumber yard is in Xenia on US 68. There the ones that advertise on PBS when Scott Phillips comes on. Their website is www.crlumber.com, and all their prices are listed on the site! Looks like drive on 35 to Xenia then go south on 68 will get you there.
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nice tool congratulations.
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You will make more use of that planer then you think! Great tool! Congrats!

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Nice planer. Just don't use it with plywood. DAMHIK

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hi Mike,

i think the dewalt planer is the best planer available to us woodworkers. it does a great job and is so dependable. i looked at others, but they just couldnt compare with the dewalt as in the case of countless tools.

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