Decided to get the DeWalt 735 planer

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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 06-18-2012 04:55 PM 1210 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a stand for this planer at HF this weekend. I ordered the infeed and outfeed tables from Amazon yesterday, and when they arrive I’ll go to Lowes and pick up the planer. I have a $500 credit at my store and this is the only thing worth the money they have. Now if I could just find some room for it in the shop.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 06-18-2012 05:12 PM

I have that same planer, I like it a lot, comes in very handy when your’e doing remodeling and need a piece to match something esle that’s already in place. I have a very small shop area so I mounted mine on a stand that I put wheels on so I can take it outside because it does make a mess. Happy planing.

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#2 posted 06-18-2012 05:20 PM

i’ve discovered the casters I buy at the flea markets are my friend. I’m thinking of possibly upgrading to that planer if I don’t find a bigger one used at some point soon. I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts. I’ve never really seen a bad review.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 06-18-2012 05:31 PM

Look around for a 20% off Harbor Freight coupon. Lowe’s will honor it.

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#4 posted 06-18-2012 11:03 PM

I bet you’ll love it. I think mine is absolutely fantastic!

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#5 posted 06-19-2012 01:28 PM

Great choice. I have mine on castors, works well. Enjoy.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 06-19-2012 04:52 PM

Nice choice Russ, love mine. With a new planer and jointer, I am seeing straighter lumber in your future. It is amazing how much easier it is to work with at that point.

I keep mine on a small cabinet w/cheap casters I got at one of the big boxes. It lives under the right extension of my table saw. Got to conserve space!

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#7 posted 06-19-2012 05:42 PM

Before you start using it, I would take out the blade holding screws, put on a dab of anti-seize and re-install them.

Heard too many horror stories about changing the blades only to have the heads of the screws strip out. I actually took one of the screws to Fastenal and got some in better quality steel one and replaced them all for a few $s.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 06-19-2012 06:39 PM

your taking the words right out of my mouth, Russell. I sold an old jeep I had a while back and part of the money is going towards a DW735 as soon as I come up with $200 more. Every time I go into Lowes I take a look at it. Like you, I’m not sure where it is going in the shop.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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