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Jointer Planer Combo



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United States

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  • DeWalt DW50 Jointer Planer
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Jointing width: 260 mm Power: 1500 W
Max jointing depth: 4 mm Tables length: 1000 mm
Type of Cutters: Standard Straight 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
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The DeWalt DW50 is a classic jointer planer originally made in the 1980s. It is very similar to its successor, the DeWalt DW1150. The main difference seems to be that the DW1150 has a much better fence, which is the main weak spot of the DW50.

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.

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.

Many replacement parts are still available, because they are interchangeable with the DeWalt DW1150 and ELU EPT 1151 and 1153.

There was also a jointer only version of this machine, called the DW55. It is almost exactly the same except for missing the planer functionality.

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

Machine Atlas Verdict

Reliable cast-iron machine. Often cheaper than similar machines, but just as good. Good value for money.

Value for money




What we don't like

  • Dust extraction often not available
  • Fence not easily adjusted and likely to bend

What we like

  • Heavy cast iron body
  • Tables fold up, makes it easy to switch between modes
  • Motor on the side, allows you to store it under a desk
  • Can be finely adjusted
  • Two speeds for the feed rate

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  1. I refurbished a DeWalt DW50 recently where the drive belt for the thickness feed had broken. I found a replacement here:

    It’s actually for the ELU EPT 1153, but that machine is almost exactly the same as the DW50 and DW1150. This shop also offers the belt for the cutterhead.

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  2. I’d the jointer Planer new and what is your best price for a pensioner

  3. Hello.
    Could anybody explain how I can change the speed on DW50?
    I see the belt and the pulley but if I change the belt to samller one I think the belt is too big.

    Angel Mozas
  4. Actually the main difference between DW50 and Dw1150 was the attachment for a mortiser on the second. The earlier DW 1150 sport the same fence of DW50.


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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the DeWalt DW50 Jointer Planer

Motor Voltage3x 400V 1x 230V
Extra Features and Options
Metal StandOption
Jointing width260 mm
Max depth of cut4 mm
Tables length1000 mm
Type of cuttersStandard Straight Blades
Fence tilt90-45°
Planer Width260 mm
Max depth of cut4 mm
Max workpiece height160 mm
Feed rate(s)9 and 11

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