power planer

Old 02-25-06, 05:54 AM
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Need to buy a power planer 6 or 8" portable to plane down heavy timbers cut from my woodmizer mill. Do you recommend the makita 6 " power planer or another model?
Old 02-26-06, 02:21 PM
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What you use to plane your timbers will depend on what you want to accomplish.
If you want close dimensions and squareness then you will need a stationary planer.
Problem is, depending what sized timbers you are talking about you would need a very heavy duty one.
I have a Delta 12" planer that anything more than a 4x4 becomes too heavy for the drive roller to pull through.
This pretty much leaves a power hand planer as your only real choice if the finish it leaves is good enough.

What size will you be making and for what purpose?

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