Phils path to the pinnacle of success as HomeFixateds Senior Writer was long and twisted. before you can post: click the red register link or the register tab, above, right. Once its charged up you can take a cordless tool anywhere, and theres no cable to get in the way.

DeWalt Sanders, Planers, Routers And Jointers. 2021 Wonkee Donkee Tools. Adobe d C 0 The planer also has a V-notch running the middle of the bottom plate, allowing for tapered edges. It also has space onboard for storage of two spare blades (sold separately) and the Allen wrench needed to change them out. @@@AAABBBCCCDDDEEEFFFGGGHHHIIIJJJKKKLLLMMMNNNOOOPPPQQQRRRSSSTTTUUUVVVWWWXXXYYYZZZ[[[\\\]]]^^^___```aaabbbcccdddeeefffggghhhiiijjjkkklllmmmnnnooopppqqqrrrssstttuuuvvvwwwxxxyyyzzz{{{|||}}}~~~ When I planed the bifold doors, I did the first 1-1/2 passes without a bag, and spent more time cleaning up the shavings than it took to shave the edge. Additionally, being that the motor is brushless it is more efficient and should allow for more run time on a single charge when compared to a brushed motor. Planer is an excellent option for a cordless lightweight planer to take with you to your job-sites. Adjusting the depth of cut is simple. The DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer has very good ergonomics; a rubber overmold makes it easy on the hands, and the trigger and safety are easy to operate. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. To give the DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer its first taste of sawdust, I grabbed a set of bifold doors from a basement closet. The depth of cut is a particularly important factor. DeWalt backs the tool with a three-year limited warranty and a year of free service. You can also use the port to attach a hose leading to a dust extraction system. Assuming you bought some and tucked them in there. Those spinning blades can do a lot of damage if youre not paying attention. Future projects include a teardown restoration of his 1965 BMW motorcycle, and designing and building a kick-ass playhouse for his grandsons. Tungsten-tipped blades will last much longer than non-coated ones. DeWalts DCP580 planer features a brushless motor for maximum efficiency and long life, and weighs less than 3.8kg even with the battery attached. 5/64 in. The block plane was loaned out over a year ago, and has yet to find its way home; time for a friendly reminder. @@@@@@@@@@ U !1AQqa"R2BbCSDcT ? The DeWalt DCP580 20-Volt MAX XR Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 3-1/4 in. xref Planers nearly always come with a guide fence to keep the tool parallel to the workpiece, and can be positioned anywhere along the shoe. This will produce a smoother finish than one deep sweep. As long as youre willing to sweep up the wood chips afterwards, or fashion a separate dust bag onto the tool, buy it. 0000001277 00000 n

Screw off the cap on the little cubbyhole built into one side, and theres a fresh set of blades waiting. You can purchase it through DeWalts ServiceNet site; heres a link to the page to order it. You will need to register It had plenty of power to make the cut, and was easy to control. To avoid gouging, dont lift up the planer until the cutter head has cleared the whole workpiece. The tool is not overly heavy, but it looks and feels solidly built. startxref Here are the features and specs from DeWalt: Brushless motor provides greater power and runtime To get WoodenBoat delivered to your door or computer, mobile device of choice, etc, click WB Subscriptions. 0000009002 00000 n !T%T2 ^2#886*VuQP>UUQILBUt$:>'B:r\>LA{tKRHJ8w1MVC ZmW(W 2Y+`M,])6GUjGdJg0i;:8wd^"69Sx-12*,l8ZF]EHzB@""TDDDE *Ag\^!@kZ$5q 4lo{ar$3bX93OEX"1B\^x"W\RL!j!s^g)V~ C"IJZl+qrot^RDixIxO\"CPY?2r?]Dw .bhQ Kh:BEf0!Za)iTP/n%N)4%ot2=(iw*n}kH. Im planning to make a play set for my grandsons, and that feature will make quick work of making the corners less hazardous to small bodies. Power planers are great time-saving tools designed to shave the top layer off a piece of wood to achieve a flat surface and remove marks.

Initial impression was that this tool, as is the case with many other DeWalt tools, is well built and feels as though its made well and of a good quality. They look great, but varying humidity, and the untiring efforts of that old rascal Gravity, means that pretty much every year there are two or three doors that need a bit of a shave to keep them from sticking. The DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer would be a great addition to any work shop or carpenters truck. Planers may have between two and five blades, which can often be stored on board the tool when not in use. The blades are secured inside a drum rotating at high speed underneath the machine, and can normally be both resharpened and replaced. Planer (Model - DCP580) and wanted to share some thoughts with everyone. @@@@@@@@@@ X ; 1!qQRB ? The available depths are usually marked in 0.1mm increments on a dial just below the knob, which doubles as an additional grip for two-handed use.

One of the most useful accessories is probably a collection bag, which connects to an ejection port to stop chips being blown around the room (and possibly into your face). :S^D_ Ej ""% """" %'-----'266662?@@@? Most planers are corded, but cordless versions are becoming increasingly popular with the constant development and improvement of lightweight Lithium-Ion batteries. Total shoe length tends to vary between around 290mm and 320mm. To advertise, take a look at WoodenBoat Advertising, or use your Google Adwords account if you want to advertise on the Forum.

Planers are used for a wide range of carpentry and woodworking tasks, especially making or levelling doors, beams, handrails, ceiling joists, furniture, cabinets and worktops. The idea of slapping in a battery and getting to work is just plane enticing. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

This tool will leave a mess unless you have an adapter to connect it to a wet/dry vac. 0000000016 00000 n The DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer comes with an edge guide, to keep your glide path straight.

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I set them on edge, slid a 4.0 Ah 20V MAX battery into place, and set the depth of cut to 1/16. 0000006351 00000 n 0000002320 00000 n ""% """" %'-----'266662?@@@? I pulled the trigger, and the DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer glided its way down the length of the door. No assembly is required; just slide on any DeWalt 20V MAX battery, and youre ready to shred. The surface it left behind was smooth and even, with almost no tearout at the edges. The corded planer does a good job, but Im a procrastinator by nature. Some planers have a port on both the right and left side for convenience. Get access to free prizes, product sneak-peeks, reviews, how-to's and much more! The Allen wrench used to change the blades tucks away securely alongside the handle. Having the planer around makes it more likely Ill get the doors shaved down BEFORE they get stuck shut. (While youre on there, you may want to pick up a spare set of blades, too, and tuck them into that little hidey-hole) The prices arent outrageous, totaling around $19, but then you have to pay $11 shipping. In the past, Ive used corded planers, and a good old-fashioned block plane, to get the job done. 0000002792 00000 n You'll find answers to the frequently asked questions as well as basic rules. This makes the unboxing process pretty straightforward: Lift it out of the box. 148 14 The shoe is divided into two parts. This will prevent more wood being shaved off the ends than from the centre a common fault known as dipping.

The planer is light enough (7.4 pounds without the battery) that it wont wear you down to use it for an extended period. xb`````jd`a`PTg`@ fKma3i(KT6\->pC1! All rights reserved. Features to look out for when selecting a powered planer include: A small, lightweight planer may be convenient for use in restricted spaces and when working with relatively soft wood such as pine or cedar. The noise wasnt bad, but if I was shaving wood all day, Id probably grab some hearing protection. This Planer has a two blade design compared to some others which only use one blade further making this planer more efficient than others. A bit pricey for something that should be included, or available for purchase locally. Theres also a V-notch down the center of the front shoe, which makes it easy to make accurate chamfer cuts on the edges of your material. The DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer is sold only as a bare tool. Respect the planer! <<12d8aee33dbe474c9f35c17bd68f965d>]>> Now for the only gripe I have about the DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer the lack of a dust bag. ]1-JMwv6gi zbcuIXS.?Pgm}RW~pSz{@, K#(^R.^eesa+DH~!KP)"'[X8X} P`Q]Cy>[W&g)YOSg?O'rb~2(`O=]n/w7gWb^KxKx3. Its well-made, powerful and easy to use. Wear eye protection to avoid any flying debris, and hold the tool with both hands where space permits. !!!"""###$$$%%%&&&'''((()))***+++,,,---///000111222333444555666777888999:::;;;<<<===>>>??? You can use a metal straight-edge to check for flatness as you go along. Most planers come with an adjustable fence, or guide, to help keep the cut at a consistent 90 angle. Compact single-handed planers may provide a maximum cutting depth of about 1.5mm, whereas a more powerful machine might be able to cut up to 4mm. check out the FAQ. The front, or adjustable shoe can be raised up or down by twisting the control knob to alter the cutting depth, whereas the rear shoe is fixed. 0000002369 00000 n [img]http://communities.msn.se/_Secure/0LQAAAPAP!WiMsZdcbNPQ6gLimsviabKxxvgRHpHYLPb*eVw6g sB*xG9LFUtYg3PWsgIoaJLYOLI/swedenb.gif[/img] Ola. 64n5m/WF"uvM)&zTe>ID! It chews up wood and spits it out almost as fast as the federal government goes through your tax dollars. 0000004041 00000 n As well as being able to cut tougher materials, a heavy-duty planer is also more stable as the weight helps to keep it steady on the workpiece. Phil loves spending time outdoors, hanging out with family and friends, cool tools, and a cold IPA when beer o'clock rolls around. )z%'00 Like most people who own these older homes, we spend a fair bit of time and money rectifying this character. One example of this is the old wooden six-panel doors. Many blades are reversible, so when one edge becomes blunt you can turn it over and use the other side. The longer and larger the fence, the more control it will give you. document.getElementById( "ak_js_3" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ). If this is your first visit, be sure to This years trim job just got bumped up on the honey-do list, thanks to the arrival of a DeWalt DCP580 Cordless Planer from the folks in yellow and black. Try and keep the rear of the shoe parallel to the piece of wood all the way through the planing stroke. 0000001501 00000 n To prevent unnecessary foul language, test out your chamfer cuts on a piece of scrap before you tackle the good stuff. The ergonomics of the planer are good, it has the same grip that you are familiar with from DeWalts drills, which feels comfortable in your hand. Poly-V drive belt provides increased belt durability Most planers feature V-shaped grooves on the base of the front shoe which make chamfering tasks much easier. The planer could be hooked up to a vacuum system if you have one, with the right adapter. endstream endobj 149 0 obj<> endobj 151 0 obj<>/ProcSet[/PDF/ImageC/ImageI/ImageB]/DefaultGray 154 0 R>>/PieceInfo<>>>>>/LastModified(D:20040911163408+01'00')>> endobj 152 0 obj<>stream

0000000576 00000 n http://www.gngems.com/images/111ChrisCraft.jpg, Tools / Materials / Techniques / Products. Theres a little kickstand built into the back end of the planer, so you can set it down on your work without gouging the wood. Scroll down the page until you see the parts you want; youll need the deflector and the dust bag. The Home Depot carries the planer for around $179: Buy the deflector and dust bag from DeWalt for around $20 plus S&H: Filed Under: DeWalt, Tools, Woodworking Tagged With: cordless planer, dewalt 20v max planer, dewalt cordless planer, DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer. They can also smooth rough corners and create chamfered (angled) edges. A long shoe provides good stability and can cover a larger area of wood than a compact one, but is less suited for use in cramped spaces. The WoodenBoat Forum is sponsored by WoodenBoat Publications, publisher of WoodenBoat magazine. At various stages of his life, he worked as a framing carpenter, attended motorcycle mechanics school, served as an Army MP, did a hot and itchy stint installing insulation in Phoenix, owned and operated a small contracting firm doing residential renovations, and worked as an employee of a major airline (Motto: Were not happy til YOURE not happy). Precision-machined front and back aluminum shoes ensure parallelism of cut Try one out, and see if you can shave some time off your next project. Precision groove in front shoe to allow chamfering. Our house, just outside of Pittsburgh, is roughly 130 years old. The Forum is a free service, and much like the "free" content on Public Radio, we hope you will support WoodenBoat by subscribing to this fabulous magazine. This isnt as much an issue with the DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer, because the blade stops spinning almost instantly when you release the trigger. As with most houses this old, our home has a lot of character. endstream endobj 153 0 obj<>stream Kickstand allows user to rest the planer on work surface without gouging the material DeWalt packed a lot of features into the DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer. 32,000 cuts per minute achieve a fast removal rate Trashed the blades because you didnt get quite all of the nails out of that board before planing? Being able to just grab the planer and set up without having to schlep an extension cord, and find power, is a big time saver.

I ran it down the edge of a 44 post, and it did a great job of chewing up and spitting out the sharp, splintery corners. 0000000748 00000 n

Note: Because of the depth of the groove, the planer takes a LOT more material off than it does on the flat.

I bought one, and it works great. DeWalt planers range from 2.8kg to 5.6kg. Its also nice not to be tripping over a cord, or having it snag on the corner of a door 3/4 of the way through the job. The scale is easy to read, and the depth stays solidly locked in. You alter the depth by turning a knob on the front of the machine. The knob also serves as a good grip point for your support hand, and has a good rubber overmold coating. I also tried out the chamfering groove on the DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer. No need to register unless you would like to participate, although some images will only show if you are registered/logged-in. I got my hands on the DeWalt 20-Volt MAX XR Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 3-1/4in. If you frequently tackle hardwoods such as oak, ash or beech, consider a larger machine. That kind of defeats the purpose of a cordless tool, though; the beauty of the DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer is its free-ranging, untethered spirit. They work using sharp rotating blades inside a cutter head which can be set to operate at different depths. 148 0 obj<> endobj (2 mm) maximum depth of cut If you have a bit of planing to do, and no dust collection in place, be prepared to spend some time tidying up. The safety switch is on both sides of the handle and requires a downward push rather than sliding one direction or the other. Learn how your comment data is processed. %%EOF Its brushless motor is plenty powerful and quieter than I am used to out of a planer this style. Yes, he is a slow learner. It would be especially handy for someone doing punch list work for a builder or maintenance crew. The kickstand moves back out of the way when you move the planer forward, and it can be quickly locked up and out of the way. Choose a fairly deep setting for removing a large amount of material, and a shallower one for smooth finish cuts and minor trimming work such as fitting doors. Unfortunately, its not available at any local retailers. A large, easy to grip knob on the front of the planer adjusts the depth of cut from 0 to 5/64 in 20 increments of 1/256. If ever there was a tool that needs dust and chip collection, its a planer. 0000006681 00000 n Its powered by an efficient brushless motor, and the blades, which have a cutting width of 3-1/4, are driven by a Poly-V drive belt. Adobe d C %PDF-1.5 % Battery level gauges are visible through the battery doors, As of writing this, you can pick up the bare tool for $179.00.

endstream endobj 156 0 obj<>stream He is currently semi-retired, but continues to take on little projects, such as the total renovation of an old farmhouse. This is very handy if youre trying to cut a rabbet in a piece of material. There is a dust bag available for the DeWalt DCP580 cordless planer. Begin the cut by lightly resting the tip of the front shoe on the work surface with the planer pointing slightly upwards at the rear, then switch the machine on.