Woodworking (rec.woodworking) Discussion forum covering all aspects of working with wood. All levels of expertise are encouraged to particiapte.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Tommy
 
Posts: n/a
Default Delta or DeWalt 13" Planer

My wife is heading off to a hardware convention at the end of this week for
work and is going to be ordering a planer for me.
I've been set on the Delta 13" 2 speed (22-580) for quite some time now
since it has been really the only planer like itself on the market for the
hobbyist.
But now DeWalt has their DW735 13" 2 speed planer.
They are both 15 amp, 10,000 rpm machines with virtually the same cutting
capacities.
The main differences I see a
-Delta 2 knives, Dewalt 3 knives
-Delta cut rates 60 and 90 CPI, Dewalt cut rates 96 and 179 CPI
-Delta fold down infeed and outfeed tables, Dewalt cast aluminum base

Since I'm newer to woodworking, and have never owned a planer before, are
any of these difference vital enough to go with one over the other?
If the Dewalt is better than the Delta is it worth the $80 dollars more on
the price tag?

Thanks for everyone's time and in advance for any comments,
Tommy


  #2   Report Post  
Iraxl Enb
 
Posts: n/a
Default Delta or DeWalt 13" Planer

thats a very under handed gloat if i ever saw one! swmbo heading
to a hardware convention for work! hmph.

irax.


Tommy wrote:
My wife is heading off to a hardware convention at the end of this week for
work and is going to be ordering a planer for me.
I've been set on the Delta 13" 2 speed (22-580) for quite some time now
since it has been really the only planer like itself on the market for the
hobbyist.
But now DeWalt has their DW735 13" 2 speed planer.
They are both 15 amp, 10,000 rpm machines with virtually the same cutting
capacities.
The main differences I see a
-Delta 2 knives, Dewalt 3 knives
-Delta cut rates 60 and 90 CPI, Dewalt cut rates 96 and 179 CPI
-Delta fold down infeed and outfeed tables, Dewalt cast aluminum base

Since I'm newer to woodworking, and have never owned a planer before, are
any of these difference vital enough to go with one over the other?
If the Dewalt is better than the Delta is it worth the $80 dollars more on
the price tag?

Thanks for everyone's time and in advance for any comments,
Tommy



  #3   Report Post  
Edwin Pawlowski
 
Posts: n/a
Default Delta or DeWalt 13" Planer


"Tommy" wrote in message
I've been set on the Delta 13" 2 speed (22-580) for quite some time now
since it has been really the only planer like itself on the market for the
hobbyist.
But now DeWalt has their DW735 13" 2 speed planer.


-Delta cut rates 60 and 90 CPI, Dewalt cut rates 96 and 179 CPI
-Delta fold down infeed and outfeed tables, Dewalt cast aluminum base

Since I'm newer to woodworking, and have never owned a planer before, are
any of these difference vital enough to go with one over the other?
If the Dewalt is better than the Delta is it worth the $80 dollars more on
the price tag?


I have the Delta and like it very much. If I was buying today, I'd sure
take a hard look at the DeWalt. I've not seen it in person yet or have seen
any wood pass through it, but I'd sure check it out. Seems to equal the
Delta, maybe better and less money.
Ed


  #4   Report Post  
Tommy
 
Posts: n/a
Default Delta or DeWalt 13" Planer

I didn't want to make it sound too much like a gloat but it is great having
a wife who can order directly from Jet, Delta, DeWalt.....
And she a very "giving" person

BTW- No she doesn't have a sister... Just a brother (who does work at
BestBuy if your interested in electronics and "that" sort of thing)


"Iraxl Enb" wrote in message
...
thats a very under handed gloat if i ever saw one! swmbo heading
to a hardware convention for work! hmph.

irax.



  #5   Report Post  
C Carruth
 
Posts: n/a
Default Delta or DeWalt 13" Planer

I purchased the DW734 a couple of week ago. Even with the "lower" speed of
96CPI, the output is very, very smooth due to the 3 head cutter. The DW735
has a few more features, like a chip fan, no additional locking arm needed,
better depth gauge, etc. However, for $100 less the 734 does WONDERFUL. I
have not owned a Delta planer, but I sure like the DeWalt..


"Tommy" wrote in message
...
My wife is heading off to a hardware convention at the end of this week

for
work and is going to be ordering a planer for me.
I've been set on the Delta 13" 2 speed (22-580) for quite some time now
since it has been really the only planer like itself on the market for the
hobbyist.
But now DeWalt has their DW735 13" 2 speed planer.
They are both 15 amp, 10,000 rpm machines with virtually the same cutting
capacities.
The main differences I see a
-Delta 2 knives, Dewalt 3 knives
-Delta cut rates 60 and 90 CPI, Dewalt cut rates 96 and 179 CPI
-Delta fold down infeed and outfeed tables, Dewalt cast aluminum base

Since I'm newer to woodworking, and have never owned a planer before, are
any of these difference vital enough to go with one over the other?
If the Dewalt is better than the Delta is it worth the $80 dollars more on
the price tag?

Thanks for everyone's time and in advance for any comments,
Tommy






  #6   Report Post  
DexAZ
 
Posts: n/a
Default Delta or DeWalt 13" Planer


"Tommy" wrote in message
...
I didn't want to make it sound too much like a gloat but it is great

having
a wife who can order directly from Jet, Delta, DeWalt.....


But can she get the order to the top of the list? I ordered the Dewalt
DW735 about 10 days ago from Lowe's. Still waiting for it. From what I can
see on the web, _everyone_ is out of those new planers. So I'll just wait
some more.

I seen many great reports on the Delta and also fine first hand owner
"reviews" of the DW735. I generally don't go for a new product as it is
being introduced but something about the DW735 got under my skin. Might
have been the "feel" of the height adjustment or the overall solidness in
general. I doubt you could go wrong with either one.

Your wife gets these tools at the regular price too, right? (some people
have ALL the luck)

Have fun making mounds of wood shavings!

DexAZ


  #7   Report Post  
SwampBug
 
Posts: n/a
Default Delta or DeWalt 13" Planer

I dunno about the Delta but the Dewalt 735 blades do not need adjustments
after replacing. . .that speaks to me!

--
SwampBug
---------------------
"Tommy" wrote in message
...
My wife is heading off to a hardware convention at the end of this week

for
work and is going to be ordering a planer for me.
I've been set on the Delta 13" 2 speed (22-580) for quite some time now
since it has been really the only planer like itself on the market for the
hobbyist.
But now DeWalt has their DW735 13" 2 speed planer.
They are both 15 amp, 10,000 rpm machines with virtually the same cutting
capacities.
The main differences I see a
-Delta 2 knives, Dewalt 3 knives
-Delta cut rates 60 and 90 CPI, Dewalt cut rates 96 and 179 CPI
-Delta fold down infeed and outfeed tables, Dewalt cast aluminum base

Since I'm newer to woodworking, and have never owned a planer before, are
any of these difference vital enough to go with one over the other?
If the Dewalt is better than the Delta is it worth the $80 dollars more on
the price tag?

Thanks for everyone's time and in advance for any comments,
Tommy




  #8   Report Post  
mttt
 
Posts: n/a
Default Delta or DeWalt 13" Planer


"Tommy" wrote in message
...


I didn't want to make it sound too much like a gloat but it is great

having
a wife who can order directly from Jet, Delta, DeWalt.....
And she a very "giving" person

BTW- No she doesn't have a sister... Just a brother (who does work at
BestBuy if your interested in electronics and "that" sort of thing)


Dude - you suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!


  #9   Report Post  
nsum
 
Posts: n/a
Default Delta or DeWalt 13" Planer

I've got the DELTA. Excellent machine.

"Tommy" wrote in message
...
My wife is heading off to a hardware convention at the end of this week

for
work and is going to be ordering a planer for me.
I've been set on the Delta 13" 2 speed (22-580) for quite some time now
since it has been really the only planer like itself on the market for the
hobbyist.
But now DeWalt has their DW735 13" 2 speed planer.
They are both 15 amp, 10,000 rpm machines with virtually the same cutting
capacities.
The main differences I see a
-Delta 2 knives, Dewalt 3 knives
-Delta cut rates 60 and 90 CPI, Dewalt cut rates 96 and 179 CPI
-Delta fold down infeed and outfeed tables, Dewalt cast aluminum base

Since I'm newer to woodworking, and have never owned a planer before, are
any of these difference vital enough to go with one over the other?
If the Dewalt is better than the Delta is it worth the $80 dollars more on
the price tag?

Thanks for everyone's time and in advance for any comments,
Tommy




  #10   Report Post  
mel
 
Posts: n/a
Default Delta or DeWalt 13" Planer

I just purchased the new dewalt dw735 and I love it. last night I sized
some 5/4 hard maple and walnut and it didn't miss a beat. I saw no snipe
but I was only running 24" boards. The only setup out of the box was to
install the crank handle and dust chute. It put such a nice finish you
could feel the boards sticking to each other as you picked them up from the
stack.


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New DeWalt DW735 Planer at Lowes mttt Woodworking 2 September 13th 03 09:11 PM
The new DeWalt Portable Planer Leon Woodworking 5 August 26th 03 10:54 PM
New Delta planer todd Woodworking 9 August 22nd 03 09:59 PM
: FS: Delta DC-380 15" planer and wood in Asheville, NC. DeltaDC380ForSale Woodworking 0 August 19th 03 05:58 PM
Thickness planer purchase dilemma- Ryobi or Dewalt? Dale Woodworking 8 July 28th 03 12:14 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about DIY & home improvement"