The DeWalt DW50 is a classic jointer planer originally made in the 1980s.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.