I recently received a trailer load of antique pine from a friends remodel and have quickly discovered I lack the tools to get the wood ready for use. My most pressing need is for a thickness planer and wanted to get folks opinions.
I was originally looking at the Dewalt 734 or 735 "portable" models. I was initially leaning more toward the 735 due to it having two cutting speeds, but then found out it doesn't come with tables -- those are extra.
Here's what I'm now considering (all price points are Amazon)
Am I better off getting the 734 & stand for $505
Upgrading to the 735, with stand & tables rings in at $755
But if I'm looking at spending that kind of money, should I spend a bit more and go with a planer/molder combo like the Jet JPM-13CS for $1000
I'm leaning toward the Dewalt 734, but don't want to end up in the same place I was with my bandsaw -- spending more money in the long run because I tried to save money instead of getting the best I could afford.
The 735, stand, & tables for $755
Or if I'm looking to drop that kind of money on the 735, should I really overdo it and consider something like the