Quantcast

METABO DH330 BENCH TOP PLANER / THICKNESSER

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

gazza_0208

Established Member
Joined
17 Jan 2013
Messages
100
Reaction score
0
Location
Ingatestone
Considering buying the Metabo DH330, I am sure someone on here has and uses one, any drawbacks?

Thats V's the dewalt 733
 

scooby

Established Member
Joined
23 Mar 2006
Messages
512
Reaction score
3
Location
Greater Manchester
I've had one since November laster year. I dont use it everyday but it has had quite a lot of use and havent noticed anything to be concerned about. All you really need to do is level out the infeed and outfeed beds (easy to do with a spanner) and buy a good pair of ear defenders.
 

Bodgers

Established Member
Joined
21 Dec 2014
Messages
1,866
Reaction score
0
Location
North Yorks
gazza_0208":2kb6vahi said:
Considering buying the Metabo DH330, I am sure someone on here has and uses one, any drawbacks?

Thats V's the dewalt 733
I have a DH330.

I like it.

Blades are a bit more expensive than typical.

I like the locking head. With a bit of tweaking of the tables you can minimise snipe.

I was going to buy the orange Triton but spent more on the Metabo due to its locking head and the fact that the other Metabo stuff I have has been decent.

Noise wise, all these lunchbox style planers are noisy. Universal motors are noisy. Having said that, it does seem a bit quieter than the old Titan combo machine I had.
 

Simou1

Established Member
Joined
24 Dec 2016
Messages
116
Reaction score
0
Location
Powys
Brilliant machine based on the old Elektra Beckum thicknesser and though made in Taiwan now rather than West Germany, I can see no difference in build quality or performance over the EB one I owned several years ago.

Like all machines in this class it is noisy and it ejects shavings at a fast rate of knots but it leaves an excellent finish. I looked at the DW and Makita equivalents but the Metabo was the one I chose based on my past experience with the EB, its wider planing capacity and the fact that it was appreciably cheaper than the two main competitors. I am very impressed with mine, the depth guage is very accurate and the planer head is 100% parallel to the table. The in and out feed tables are adjustable but mine were spot on out of the box.

Regarding shavings, a good chip extractor is essential unless you are working outside and can sweep/blow or leave in situ. I use a twenty year old EB one which is very similar to the latest offerings from parent firm Metabo.
 

sensiblejohn

New member
Joined
3 Aug 2014
Messages
3
Reaction score
1
Location
orton
I'm also considering buying a DH330, but don't have enough in the piggy bank for a chip extractor at the moment...

Aside of dust / mess, is the quality of finish affected by not using an extractor?
 

SammyQ

Established Member
Joined
12 Apr 2005
Messages
2,350
Reaction score
96
Location
A wee house on a hill
I had a DW733 for ages. Great, robust bit of kit. Blade changing took 10 mins, rotating blade stock a good idea, via local sharpeners, about twice a year for busy amateur use. Replacements from Applebys not too expensive. Extraction was easy, angled spout, no dust or chippings escaped it, only 1000W extractor.
HTH, Sam.
 

phoebus

New member
Joined
18 Sep 2019
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
Slovenia
Hi,

let me add my question here...it seems the Christmas is early for me this year. after I asked (and ordered) the table saw here, my wife said she'll buy me *any* tool (within reason, of course) I want for my phd. So the "next" tool I was going to buy was planer / thicknesser and I cannot decide what to buy..

So, to be concise: I'd like both thicknesser and jointer, thicknesser would be first if I chose separate machines. I'm thinking about one of three options:
a) DH330 plus a tabletop jointer later (is there something good in this price range??)
b) HC 260 c combo (I know it's narrower)
c) beefier three-blade Chinese import machine that can also take spiral knives and can be upgraded with mortising unit like Holzmann HOB260NL: (please replace two (DOT)'s with dots as I don't have permission to post links) www(DOT)holzmann-maschinen(DOT)at/EN/combined-planer-and-thicknesser-684 (as you can see, the price is similar to HC 260 c).

What do you guys think? :) (C) seems the best bang for buck...but there's no free meal hence I'm asking you guys for opinion :)
 
Top