DeWalt DW680K 3-1/4 inch Heavy-Duty Planer

DeWalt DW680K 3-1/4 inch Heavy-Duty Planer

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SUMMARY: This thing really sends the shavings flying!

I bought this planer with a couple projects in mind. The first was build a stand for my lathe. The second was for remove the stain from the beams in my house. It worked great for flatening the edges in the 2x6s and 2x10s that I had laminated. I haven’t yet tried it on the beams. It removes wood so quickly that I am almost hesitant to try it. I have been using belt sanders with 50 grit sandpaper belts. If I do try this planer on the beams, it will be on the lowest setting to start with. I still can’t believe how fast it can shave wood. It didn’t even slow down. Within minutes it created a mound of shavings that filled my Shop Vac. DeWalt makes a dust catcher for it, but I can’t imagine it would be very useful as it seems it would get filled in no time. And like all the DeWalt tools I have bought, it is very solid. If you are looking for a power planer, this is a good one.
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