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Blog entry by Bothus posted 10-22-2009 05:21 AM 4214 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know this isn’t the best deal some of you lumberjocks have gotten on this planer but I’m happy with it.

Oh and I went to Costco to buy a shed for our trashcans and I found this and had to buy it.

Bothus

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.



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ChunkyC

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#1 posted 10-22-2009 05:38 AM

Hey you bought the wrong planer! You’ve got a Dewalt there not a Delta. Oops.

Now your going to need get yourself a nice dust collector. A planer makes a lot of chips. Nice find.

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jlsmith5963

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#2 posted 10-22-2009 05:47 AM

Doesn’t look like it came with the folding tables, you might find them useful, I do. Also, ChunkyC is correct, if you don’t have DC you will have chips flying everywhere.

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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#3 posted 10-22-2009 07:06 AM

new toys always fun

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woodworm

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#4 posted 10-22-2009 10:58 AM

Great buy!
This DW735 DeWalt Planer always gets highest rating on many reviews and I believe it deserves that credit.
I hope you have enough lumber to let this machine chew ‘em up, then write a review. Have fun with this “new toy” as a1Jim said!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 10-22-2009 11:45 AM

That is a good planer. It ha consistently gotten excellent reviews. And the comments about a dust collector are right on target, unless you can move it outside. I used to try this with mine but after planing about a 100 bf of wood one day I got yelled at for making such a mess in the driveway (and, of course, tracking sawdust into the house). And you will need a dust collector with decent capacity. I planed 30 bf of oak the other day and it filled up a 30 gallon trash can that I had emptied that morning.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Craftsman on the lake

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#6 posted 10-22-2009 02:42 PM

I’ve got a dewalt 734. And I’ve got a dust collector but I just plug this puppy into a 16 gallon shop vac directly. It grabs all the shavings and keeps my collector from filling up with one use of the tool.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 10-22-2009 03:15 PM

Christmas runs a little long, at your place, doesn’t it, Bothus? ;-)

Nice score! I just ordered a Milwaukee router, and am looking at a Powermatic 14” bandsaw, in the neighborhood, that’s listed on Craigslist….

I’m gonna’ have to go to the woods and cut down trees, though, since I won’t have lumber money left … if I do this!

2nd level on your shop???

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 10-22-2009 04:24 PM

Can’t go wrong with that planer! I have the smaller dewalt and love it! I looked at that chair in costco as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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longgone

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#9 posted 10-22-2009 05:03 PM

I know you will have fun with your new toy.
Iti is always great to buy a new tool (s). I still get as excited as a kid in a toy store every time I buy a new tool. I was in Lowes this past week and the Dewalt was $646. Went to Home Depot yeaterday and it is $549. Even better deals are out these if you search enuf.

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Bothus

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#10 posted 10-22-2009 05:31 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

Chunk: I know it’s not a Delta but at least they are the same company!

NBeener: A second level would be good. But I was thinking I’d just kick my son and he wife out of our rental and set up shop there (just kiddng).

I do need to quit buying things though. I have officially run out of space on my side of the garage and have starting filling up the little woman’s side. She’s not complaining but… this cannot be a good thing long term. The problem is I still need a drill press and a lathe!

Oh well, maybe I should just finish my Unisaw project and then build something!

Bothus

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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Bill

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#11 posted 10-22-2009 06:06 PM

It is a great planer. I bought the extra tables (infeed and outfeed) and rarely have any snipe. Good luck with your new tools.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Bothus

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#12 posted 10-23-2009 11:57 PM

Thanks Bill.

I went to Rockler to buy the Wixey Digial Planer Gauge. And to see if they had those flip up extension tables in stock.

I had checked online and found them for $47 plus $6.50 shipping so I figured if they wanted a fortune for them I would just leave and order them online.

I saw the DW735 planer there on display and noticed the adapter on the back of the dust port with some writing on it. I took it off to read the writing.

Hmmmm, mine didn’t come with this dust port adapter and it says not to use the machine without it.

I knew Rockler wouldn’t sell just that adapter and if I ordered it from Delta I guessed it was going to cost about $35 plus another $10 for shipping.

About that time the salesman came by and asked if I needed any help… with nothing to lose I asked him if he would sell just that adapter. He thought for a minute and said “You know I’ve seen another one of those in the office. I think someone must have bought a planer and didn’t get that part.”

They sold it to me for $10. I should not be so cynical.

They didn’t have the fold up tables in stock but I ordered them for $54 with no shipping charge so that worked too. I should not be so cynical.

All in all it was a good trip.

Bothus

P.S. I just checked at DewaltServiceNet.com and they only want $6.81 for that adapter. I should not be so cynical (but they still want $10.50 for shipping so I can be a little cynical).

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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davidroberts

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#13 posted 10-24-2009 12:53 AM

$400 is a good price for that model, lightly used. I’ve seen them go for $450, once or twice, but rare. And then there is tax, which adds up quickly. I bought a used PC panel saw recently off CL. When I offered a few $$$ lower, the guy said nope. And he meant it. It was a really good price at $60. But I just had to try.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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