What is the actual modification they do to the hitachi planer. Why is it better than buying a store bought dewalt planer. Also, is it possible to modify a store bought planer? Thanks Klein
The hitachi planer you can get from clark is much more aggressive. Your typical planer out there is set to cut much shallower (like in 32nds of an inch). The hitachi will cut about a 1/4" at a pass (wide open). It all depends on what you get use to.
I use a DeWalt Planer because I do so few boards. It is a good planer and powerful. The Dewalt use a set knob for adjustment while the Hitachi uses a easy handle knob for quick adjustment while planing. Because I do so few boards I like the Dewalt for the lack of easy adjustment. You need to stop to adjust it. It helps keep my mistakes to a minumum. Anthony>>> What is the actual modification they do to the hitachi planer. Why is it > better than buying a store bought dewalt planer. Also, is it possible to > modify a store bought planer? Thanks>>> Klein http://www.viser.net/~anthwind/
it all depends on how many boards you’ll be cranking out, but for me the hitachi is too aggresive for the novice builder/and/or close tolerance blanks. i’m sure the pro’s may disagree but…i’ve got a brand new hitachi for sale if you’re interested.
it all depends on how many boards you’ll be cranking out, but for me the > hitachi is too aggresive for the novice builder/and/or close tolerance > blanks. i’m sure the pro’s may disagree but…i’ve got a brand new hitachi > for sale if you’re interested. Clark has a tool and die co. in Vista, Ca. manufacture a new high aspect ratio screw feed for the front shoe. 1/4 turn opens it to it’s full depth, 1/8". Rather than the std. screw, a million turns lock to lock. With time, you will know exactly where you are in relation to the cut, just by feel. For any type of production shaping anyother method is simply out of the question. This is why Clark went to the trouble to create a plane as user friendly as the old Skil.
Thanks guys for all the feedback. I think I know where I stand now on the subject of getting a new planer or not. It is in my future definately. Thanks again. Klein
what is the shortest setting for the clark planer? i want a new planer, but nothing too aggressive, at least to start out with. are the base plates smooth, w/o the bevel edges in them?
i want to buy a planer and i want it sort of aggressive?? can i get one that cuts when i pull it towards me too. or do they only cut when you’re pushing??!