Delta 22-590

Delta 22-590This post will specifically review the Delta 22-590 planer.

To see reviews of other models click the links below.

Dewalt dw734,… Makita 2012nb,…Dewalt dw735

When I was adding a planer to my shop, I found the decision on which planer to buy difficult.  Which brand, what features did I need, was it really worth it?

As a 20 year plus woodworker, I will try and share some of my experiences and what I found out about planers.

If you’re simply looking for the best place to purchase, I have found that Amazon has the best prices and usually includes free shipping on their router tables.

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Delta 22-590

Is this the right planer for you?

If you’re a serious woodworker or even a dedicated weekend shop guy, this is the type of planer you’ll enjoy using and use often.

If you only do the occasional project a couple of times a year, this is an excellent planer, especially if you think you’ll grow into it, but the Delta tp305 is designed for this type of occasional use and is much cheaper.

Click the following link if you’d like to learn more about the Delta tp305

Back to the Delta 22-590 planer.  This is Delta’s top of the line consumer model.  The 22-590 replaces the 22-580, by the way.

This planer is comparable in price and function to the Dewalt dw734 and the Makita 2012nb. The Dewalt dw735 is slightly different in that it has a more powerful motor and 2 speeds.

 

The motor is 10,000 rpm’s of cutting speed.  That’s more than enough to cut soft and hard woods.  The board will come out of the machine smooth with only a light high grit sanding needed.

 

Another difference is that this is one of the widest planers in the price range.  It’s 13 inches wide and the 734 is 12 ½.  The Makita is 12.  I don’t think most people ever cut over 12 inches but think through how you’ll use the machine before you buy.

How does it plane?

delta 22-590In recent years all manufactures have worked hard to reduce and eliminate snipe in their machines.  I think delta has almost eliminated the issue with the 22-590.   Several test pieces of various wood varieties showed no snip at all.

I think one of the reasons for this is that the tables are the longest in the class. This stabilizes the wood and I don’t have to hold it from tipping off the table with a longer board.   I’m a big believer that the more stable the wood going into the planer and the less I am tempted to touch the wood, the better the final product.

I would still suggest you create some type of longer extension tables for longer boards.  Boards under three feet and you’ll probably be fine with the stock tables.

Regarding dept of cut adjustment, half turns for softwoods and quarter turns for dept adjustment seem to work the best for me.

All and all it cuts well and with little or no snipe.

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Blades

 

The Delta 22-590 uses three reversible, disposable blades.  I prefer this to reusable blades.  I have never been able to sharpen a reusable blade with any consistently.  To use a sharpening service is as much if not more than the replacements.

Weight and Noise

Planers, by the way are some of the loudest tools in the shop.  Although the Makita is a few decibels quieter, all the planers I reviewed are similar.  Unless you use planer all day, every day, probably not an issue.

As a portable planer it’s light enough to take to another location.  All are within a few pounds, but if you lug a planer around a lot, light weight is important.

Concerns

Thickness planers can take a little time to get used to.  If this is your first planer, realize there is a slight learning curve.  As long as you are aware of this and set some different types of wood aside to practice, you’ll be fine with this planer and snipe will not be an issue.

I’m convinced if someone uses the right technique and doesn’t try and take too much wood off at each pass, snipe will be a non issue for almost any machine.

Conclusion

I really like this planer.  Most of the tools in my shop are delta tools.  I’ve always had pretty good luck with them.  When comparing this model to the Makita 2012nb and Dewalt dw 734, I wish I could tell you there is a clear cut favorite.

I think they are all excellent planers.  I think you’d be fine with either of the three.  It comes down to your own personal brand preference.

However, I would say that the Delta tp390 is a big step down and the Dewalt dw735 is a slight step up.

Here’s a basic video show how to use any planer

Best Deals

I hope this review on the Delta 22-590 has been helpful.  If you would like to read more reviews or purchase this planer, click the link below.  I have found that Amazon has the best prices, free shipping on this planer, and in most cases no sales tax.

 

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Dewalt dw735

 

Thickness Planer Reviews

This post will specifically review the Dewalt dw735 planer.

To see reviews of other models click the links below.

Dewalt dw734,…Makita 2012nb,…Delta 22-590

When I was adding a planer to my shop, I found the decision on which planer to buy difficult.  Which brand, what features did I need, was it really worth it?

As a 20 year plus woodworker, I will try and share some of my experiences and what I found out about planers.

If you’re simply looking for the best place to purchase, I have found that Amazon has the best prices and usually includes free shipping on their router tables.

==>Click Here to Buy a Dewalt dw735<==

Dewalt dw735

Is this the right planer for you?

 

This planer is Dewalts top of the line model.  It will fit anywhere from the serious woodworkers garage to a small cabinet shop.

 

But you’re considering a dewalt planer you’re probably wondering what’s the difference between the Dewalt dw734 and the Dewalt dw735?

 

Good question.  Click the link to see my Dewalt dw734 review here.

 

The 735 is designed with a little more solid materials.  Like all Dewalt tools its well built and well made.

 

But the biggest difference is that it has two speeds.  I really think of it as one speed for softwoods, one for hardwoods.  This feature can come in really handy if you seem to be having trouble with a specific piece of wood.  Just switch speeds and more times than not what ever issues you were having will go away.

 

Many people use the different speeds like using a finer grit of sandpaper.  If used in this way, a lot of sanding is eliminated.

 

Another difference is that this is one of the widest planers in the price range.  It’s 13 inches wide and the 734 is 12 ½.  The Makita is 12.  I don’t think most people ever cut over 12 inches but think through how you’ll use the machine before you buy.

 

Dewalt also makes the dw735x.  This machine is the same planer as the 735 except the ‘x’ is for extra blades and longer extension tables.  If you cut longer boards the longer infeed and outfeed table will be well used.

Weight and Noise

Planers, by the way are some of the loudest tools in the shop.  Although the Makita is a few decibels quieter, all the planers I reviewed are similar.  Unless you use planer all day, every day, probably not an issue.

As a portable planer it’s light enough to take to another location.  All are within a few pounds, but if you lug a planer around a lot, light weight is important.

How does it plane?

The motor is a step up from the 734.  It has 20,000rpm motor and 10,000 rpm cutting blades.  This gives the electrical motor more torque and provides less stress on the motor while cutting.  Ultimately, I think this will help make the motor last longer.

Everyone who I talked with says snipe is not an issue here.  The stock model comes with fairly long infeed and outfeed tables.  Although a couple of people have said they made even longer extension wings and thought that was a big help.

The extensions can be bought for about $45, but you could probably make something similar with scraps from around the shop.

Blades

 

The Dewalt dw735 uses three reversible, disposable blades.  I prefer this to reusable blades.  I have never been able to sharpen a reusable blade with any consistently.  To use a sharpening service is as much if not more than the replacements.

Concerns

Some users, especially who purchased this planer a few years ago report significant snipe and short blade life.  Two years ago, Dewalt changed the angle of the blades. This seems to have fixed the problem.

Thickness planers can take a little time to get used to.  If this is your first planer, realize there is a slight learning curve.  As long as you are aware of this and set some different types of wood aside to practice, you’ll be fine with this planer and snipe will not be an issue.

I’m convinced if someone uses the right technique and doesn’t try and take too much wood off at each pass, snipe will be a non issue for almost any machine.

If you want to learn how to reduce and eliminate snipe see my article at Thickness Planer Reviews homepage.

Conclusion

I think this is a really good, durable model for a serious woodworker.  I would seriously consider the Dewalt dw735 if you see the value in the two speeds, wider cutting area and beefier construction and longer infeed and outfeed tables.

Here is a short video that shows the very basic use of the 735

Best Deals

I hope this review on the Dewalt dw735 has been helpful.  If you would like to read more reviews or purchase this planer, click the link below.  I have found that Amazon has the best prices, free shipping on this planer, and in most cases no sales tax.

 

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Makita 2012nb

thickness planer reviewsThis post will specifically review the Makita 2012nb planer.

When I was adding a planer to my shop, I found the decision on which planer to buy difficult.

Which brand, what features did I need, was it really worth it?

As a 20 year plus woodworker, I will try and share some of my experiences and what I found out about the Makita 2012nb.

 

To see reviews of other models click the links below.

Dewalt dw734, Dewalt dw735, Delta 22-590

If you’re simply looking for the best place to purchase, I have found that Amazon has the best prices and usually includes free shipping on their router tables.

==>Click Here to Buy a Makita 2012nb<==

Makita 2012nb

Is this the right planer for you?

This is an excellent planer for a midrange user up to the serious woodworker. For its price, it does many of the things that industrial cabinet shop planers will do.

I’ve never been a fan of getting the lowest price tool because I’ll only use it for this one project or just “on occasion”. Inevitable, the times I have done that, I’ve immediately regretted my decision because I end up wanting a better tool.

That’s not the case with this planer. This planer not only will last, but also see you through many projects over the years.

Weight and Noise

Planers, by the way are some of the loudest tools in the shop. But this planer is quieter than comparable models. After cutting a few board feet, you’ll appreciate this feature.

If portability is important for you, this model is lighter than most other models. All are within a few pounds, but if you lug a planer around a lot, light weight is important.

How does it plane?

That’s really how you judge a planer isn’t it? First, this model has longer infeed and outfeed tables than comparable models. This is really helpful in eliminating snipe on longer boards.

The intera-loc system holds the cutting system really still to give you really smooth cuts.

The motor is strong and provides enough torque to cut even the most dense hardwoods.

Blades

The Makita 2012nb uses disposable blades. I prefer this to reusable blades. I have never been able to sharpen a reusable blade with any consistently. To use a sharpening service is as much if not more than the replacements.

The blades are fairly easy to remove and reinstall.

 

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Concerns

Realize that you will have to buy a separate dust hood. Although this part doesn’t cost very much, realize that any planer creates a lot of dust and chips. I think this part is necessary.

The ole broom and dust pan collection system will obviously work for very infrequent use, but although this planer can be hooked up to a shop vac, it’s really intended to be used with a dust collection system.

If you only have a shop vac, no problem, just make sure you empty frequently and make sure all of you fittings are the right size. Adapters are easily available if needed.

This planer is 12 inches wide. Some others are a touch wider. I don’t think this is a limitation because really how often do you need to plane boards that wide? Just think through this before you buy.

Conclusion

I haven’t talked to a single person who has this planer and doesn’t like it. It’s lighter, quieter and similarly priced than the comparable Dewalt and Delta models. It ultimately does what a planer is supposed to do which is consistently plane wood without problems.

Here is a quick video on how easy it is to use any planer

Best Deals

I hope this review on the Makita 2012nb has been helpful. If you would like to read more reviews or purchase this planer, click the link below. I have found that Amazon has the best prices, free shipping on this planer, and in most cases no sales tax.

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Dewalt dw734

Thickness Planer ReviewsThis post will specifically review the Dewalt dw734 planer.

To see reviews of other models click the links below.

Makita 2012nb, Dewalt dw735Delta 22-590

When I was adding a planer to my shop, I found the decision on which planer to buy difficult. Which brand, what features did I need, was it really worth it?

As a 20 year plus woodworker, I will try and share some of my experiences and what I found out about router tables.

If you’re simply looking for the best place to purchase, I have found that Amazon has the best prices and usually includes free shipping on their router tables.

==>Click Here to Buy a Dewalt dw734<==

Dewalt dw734 Review

Is this the right planer for you?

I suspect most of you have used dewalt tools somewhere along the way. You know they are excellent tools. The Dewalt dw734 is no exception.

If you are a weekend woodworker to someone who is starting to build more complex projects, than this is an excellent choice.

There are certainly less expensive planers, but I’ve always been a believer in you get what you pay for.

This planer is well designed and build and should last you for many years.

Weight and Noise

Planers, by the way are some of the loudest tools in the shop. Although the Makita is a few decibels quieter, all the planers I reviewed are similar. Unless you use planer all day, every day, probably not an issue.

As a portable planer it’s light enough to take to another location. All are within a few pounds, but if you lug a planer around a lot, light weight is important.

How does it plane?

I like the motor here, 10,000 rpm and enough torque to cut the most dense hardwoods.

The dw734 is very similar to the dw735. The major difference is that the dw734 has one cutting speed and the dw735 has two. OK, nice feature when cutting very dense hardwoods like south American or African exotics, but for most people, I suspect this feature is really only a nice bonus.

Everyone who I talked with says snipe is not an issue here. The stock model comes with fairly long infeed and outfeed tables. Although a couple of people have said they made even longer extension wings and thought that was a big help.

Blades

The Dewalt dw734 uses three reversible, disposable blades. I prefer this to reusable blades. I have never been able to sharpen a reusable blade with any consistently. To use a sharpening service is as much if not more than the replacements.

People with older models often said they got very little blade life. But a couple of years ago, Dewalt fixed the problem by redesigning the blade angle. This significantly increased the blade life. Recent users say that fixed the problem.

Concerns

Thickness planers can take a little time to get used to. If this is your first planer, realize there is a slight learning curve. As long as you are aware of this and set some different types of wood aside to practice, you’ll be fine with this planer.

That statement would apply to any planer, but OK, I really don’t have many concerns here and had to write something…

Conclusion

I think this is a really good, durable model for its intended user. As Dewalt brand tool it will no doubt be durable and long lasting. Its affordable price and ease of use and long lasting blades make it any excellent choice.

Here is a very basic video on how to set the height adjustments on the dw734

Best Deals

I hope this review on the Dewalt dw734 has been helpful. If you would like to read more reviews or purchase this planer, click the link below. I have found that Amazon has the best prices, free shipping on this planer, and in most cases no sales tax.

 

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