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Thread: The planer saga continues

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    San Antonio, Texas

    The planer saga continues

    Installed the new belt on my DP400 this evening, tightened the loose nut and put the machine back together. Turned it on, sounded good. Planed a 1"x7.5"x8' piece of Cherry. It worked like it always had before. Hoorah! I'm now again. LOML called me in for dinner so I took a break. After eating I went back out to the shop to plane a few more boards so I could go back to cutting. Turned the planer on and heard a %#*$ of a racket. Didn't sound like a smooth running planer at all. Too dark to do much and I had some other work I needed to get done, so I'll take it apart tomorrow and see what happened. I'm guessing the nut again. I think I'll loctite it in place if it is.

    However, it may not be and I may have to take it to the service center (thankfully there is one here). Just thinking ahead, I don't think I want to spend much on it for repair so I was looking around for portable planer reviews and found a Metabo DH316 13" X 6" Thickness Planer listed. No reviews for it, but I think I read a post here some time back about the brand... and that it was a good one typically found in Europe. Anyone know anything about this little jewel? They're about the same price as the Dewalt 13".

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    No experience with the Metabo planer, but everything I've read about their tools has been positive.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    i`d buy a metabo over a dewalt any day.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    I'd have to agree with BOTH Tod and Vaughn
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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