Thanks to my friend, Alan Threlfall for correcting my data on this tool.
Last updated: 14 November 2013
Norm got this planer in the middle of Season 8. By the time I processed the episodes of that period it was probably five years later, so I naturally leapt to the conclusion that it was the then current DC-380 15" planer.
Well, as I was transcribing my VHS archive over to DVD (April 2007) I heard Norm say, “…13" planer…” at some point in Episode 904 (Tiger Maple Washstand). Ooops! In my defense, they are very similar looking. To that end, here is a table of the differences between the DC-33 and the DC-380:
Now, to return to text I originally had on the DC-380 page, but apropos here: When Norm tired of the portable planers, he got this big 13" brute. Actually there was a brief interlude with a Powermatic, but I imagine Delta didn’t care for seeing gold tools around the shop.