I am looking at buying a Shop Fox, planer/moulder. Can get a fixed speed quite a bit cheaper than the variable speed? To those that are using these, what is the advantage to the variable speed? I can only assume that with certain hardwoods, that there may be a difference but your experience would be appreciated.
(Architectural Woodworking Forum)
From contributor D:
I have used both the W&H and the Shop Fox and the W&H is far superior. As far as the speed control is concerned it gives you a lot more control of the finish (cuts per inch). This is most important when doing round or elliptical shapes . I would not buy one that did not have the speed control .