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I just bought a Dewalt 733 12 1/2" thickness Planner and a Delta 6" Jointer Model JT160 at a local pawn shop for a very reasonable price for both. They both look like almost new condition. I down loaded the manuals does anyone have hints and kinks tips on these that I should look for before using them.
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Hi Roxanne, that looks like a great base for your shop.

My only tip is to use the jointer first to make one face and one edge square and flat before going to the thickness planer, then to the table saw to trim to size.

I have a 12 1/2" planer and love it.

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One very important one Roxanne: be sure your dust collection is working! If you have never used these tools without it you can not fathom the amount of debris they generate. Expect to empty your collection system a couple times a day for heavy work.

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One very important one Roxanne: be sure your dust collection is working! If you have never used these tools without it you can not fathom the amount of debris they generate. Expect to empty your collection system a couple times a day for heavy work.

You are right, Mike.

The thickness planer makes a huge mess.

I forget to mention dust collection as I work outdoors.

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On the 733 Planer--be sure to get in the habit of locking/unlocking the cutterhead. With the cutterhead locked (and reasonable infeed/outfeed support) you can mill with minimal snipe. I don't recall the setting of the flip-down tables (Type 2) on the 733, but on the 735 the Official Help Desk Calibration Setting (OH DCS) was "about a dime's thickness above the cutting table"--no wonder they didn't mention it in the manual!!
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The best tip I can give you Roxanne is buy a good set of push sticks for working on your jointer and use them, it took awhile for one of my fingertips to grow back!

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I just bought a Dewalt 733 12 1/2" thickness Planner and a Delta 6" Jointer Model JT160 at a local pawn shop for a very reasonable price for both. They both look like almost new condition. I down loaded the manuals does anyone have hints and kinks tips on these that I should look for before using them.
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Learn how to maintain your tools. Setting the height of the knives on the jointer is critical to having a machine perform as intended.

Next ensure you are SAFE with how you operate the machine. As others hve stated, buy push sticks, safety glasses and era protection. I like using the Gripper as puch sticks and use two of them all the time.

Dust collection is critical as is chip conatainment. I use a separator to reduce the bag changes on the dust collection unit. The other purpose is if you into smoking your own meat. I separate the wood chips by species to allow me the flavour for smoking Salmson for instance.

Do a search on line for how to guides and educate yourself.

I also recommend having an extra set of blades so you can change them out and still be operational while th eother set is being sharpen.

Be safe and enjoy the tools and welcome to the world of woodworking.

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Getting the outfeed table set is one of the most critical componets of set up. it should be first. Then blade set up. Then fence.
A good metal detector will save many hours of grief and expense.
Keeping down pressure on the outfeed side of the work is paramount. If the work is tapering, the outfeed table is not set.

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Welcome,Roxanne....As mentioned dust collection is paramount, I own the Dewalt 735 and it will make a mess but with the dust collector attatchment hooked to my dust collector no mess at all

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I do all my jointing and plaining outdoors. I live in N. Idaho and the neibors sometimes complain, but what the hell, they party into to the morning. There is nothing like a well tuned jointer or planer to send hangover people with a message to go home and expect the same every Sat. and Sun. Morning.
So far it seems to working, I got 16 hours of sleep last weekend
Just ranting may help others.
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