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Type of machine

Jointer Planer Combo

Manufacturer

DeWalt

Designed in

United States

Production status

Vintage

User rating (2 votes)

  • DeWalt DW1150 Jointer Planer

    DeWalt DW1150 Jointer Planer

  • DeWalt DW600 Mortising Attachment ELU

    Mortising Table

Specifications
Jointing width: 260 mm Power: 1500 W
Max jointing depth: 4 mm Tables length: 1000 mm
Type of Cutters: 2 Standard Blades Fence Tilt: 90-45 °
Planer width: 260 mm Power: 1500 W
Max depth of cut: 4 mm
Max workpiece height: 160 mm Feed rate(s): 9 and 11 m/min
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The DeWalt DW1150 is a cast iron jointer planer made in the 1980s and early 1990s. It was the successor of the DW50 jointer planer. It has a much better fence than the DW50, which was the weak point of that machine. It was succeeded by the DW733s, which is large the same, except painted yellow.

Cast iron body

The body is made from heavy cast iron, which is much higher quality than most other machines, both new and vintage. Its construction is relatively simple, so most models you will find on the second-hand market are still very useable today, simply because there isn’t much that can break.

Folding tables

The machine’s key features include the folding tables, which helps you maintain accurate settings even after switching between jointing and planing. It also has two feed rates (9 & 11m/s) for planing, which help with cut quality on difficult boards.

Changing the height on this machine is easy, because the handwheel is attached to the thicknessing table itself and operates very smoothly.

Replacement parts can still be found online. Be sure to also look for the DeWalt DW50 and ELU EPT 1151 and 1153, because those are identical machines for the most part and many parts are interchangeable.

Mortising table DW600

There was also a mortising attachment for the DW1150, called the DeWalt DW600. You can find the schematics for that here. I’m not sure whether it also fitted the DW50.

Note about the fence: Some machines still have the same sloppy fence as the old DW50, so be sure to check that when looking a buying one of these.

Replacement Blades: You can find replacement blades at Amazon UK (sold by Axminster), Amazon Germany, or on eBay.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Solid cast-iron machine, without the sloppy fence of the DW50

Value for money

A

Quality

A

What we don't like

  • Dust extraction not great
  • Motor on the side makes it take up a larger area

What we like

  • Sturdy cast-iron body
  • Folding tables, makes it easy to switch between jointing and planing
  • Improved fence from the DW50
  • Smooth up and down movement
  • Motor on the side, allows you to store it under a desk

Discussion

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  1. Hello All, Very impressed with your website great source of info thankyou, I have been looking into possible buying a Dewalt dw 1150 planer thicknesser and have noted that you state they are made from cast iron and not cast alloy all the ones I have seen are alloy are you sure in this as I will continue looking for a cast one if so , many thanks, M.

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    Mark Allen
    1 person found this helpful
    • Hi Mark, thanks for your comment. You may be right actually. The main difference is that they are made from heavy castings, and not from sheet metals or other more fragile parts. Perhaps it is a cast alloy and not a cast iron. Still makes it a much sturdier machine that most alternatives.

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      RobFounder
  2. Hi I’ve just acquired a dewalt 1150 planner Thicnesser with the jointer on the side do you know where I can get a tutorial on how this works thank you Alan

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    Alan Johnson
    • Hi Alan, do you mean there is a separate jointer on the side of the machine? Or do you mean the motor is on the side? Because if there’s a separate jointer, then it’s probably a different machine from the 1150. They did have an attachment on the side, but that was just a mortising table.

      Hope that helps.

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      RobFounder
  3. Thank you for help. I need parts for my DW 1150, and find the manual with part no. here.
    Do you know who has pats for this vintage machine. I need pinion for dragging roller 132332 2 pc, and thoothed wheel 32331 one pc. Thank you for helping.

    A
    Andreas Larssen Norway
    • Hi Andreas, this site sells some parts for the DW 1150, they might have what you’re looking for.

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      RobFounder
  4. I bougt my dw1150 34 yers ago but now the motor stopp working. Do you know wher I kan by a new on?

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    John Kaare Maeland
  5. Would you happen to know the part number of the blades? DeWalt don’t appear to sell them anymore so ill have to look for some that might be old stock.

    J
    Jacob
    • Hi Jacob, I think you’re going to have a tough time to find old stock. There are however still some sellers that sell new replacement blades for the DW1150. For example Woodford Tooling and Amazon UK. Check the machine description above for some links.

      Hope that helps!

      R
      RobFounder

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the DeWalt DW1150 Jointer Planer

General
Motor
Motor Voltage3x 400V 1x 230V
Jointer
Jointing width260 mm
Max depth of cut4 mm
Tables length1000 mm
Type of cutters2 Standard Blades
Fence tilt90-45°
Planer
Planer Width260 mm
Max depth of cut4 mm
Max workpiece height160 mm
Feed rate(s)9 and 11 m/min

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