DeWalt 735 Planer

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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 08-03-2012 11:26 PM 1416 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally took the plunge and bought one of these today with my lowes in-store credit from some building materials that I took back.
I have the inand out feed tables from a earlier purchase at

Havent had the chance to use it yet, but i’m sure it’s a peach.

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

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#1 posted 08-04-2012 12:00 AM

I’ve had mine for several years and like it bunches and bunches. A shop built stand with in/out tables was the best thing I did to make it better.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 08-04-2012 12:21 AM

Good machine – just be sure to take a few minutes and tweak the tables and you will be snipe free…...

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#3 posted 08-04-2012 02:20 AM

I have one these also….great machine, but i get a lot of snipe especially on thinner material.

Jeff, how do you tweak the tables? I’ve got the wings on mine.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#4 posted 08-04-2012 03:14 AM

Make sure you connect the dust collection before you test it. Don’t ask me how I know this!

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

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#5 posted 08-04-2012 05:41 AM

I bought one of these four or five months ago. May be my best purchase yet. Your sanding time will go from twenty minutes to just a few. If you flip the boards from end to end on each pass, you will have little to no snipe….....................

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 08-04-2012 06:22 AM

Great. Wax the tables and bed frequently.
Adjust the far edges of the infeed / outfeed tables so they are 1/16” higher than the bed of the planer. This will eliminate snipe on all bt the longest boards.
A small nylon cord with a quick clip is also helpful for rigging the dust hose out of the way.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 08-04-2012 10:43 AM

Had mine for 5 years and no complaints. Just be sure and take the top off once in a while and sweep it out.

-- Life is good.

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#8 posted 08-04-2012 06:36 PM

Bladedust – you loosen the allen screws on the outside of each table – take some time to get them flush with the planer bed and as pintodeluxe said, you want to adjust the far outside edge of each table just slightly higher. Use a small block and run it back and forth between each table and the bed to insure it runs smooth with no catching.

It takes a bit of adjusting and re-adjusting, but makes all the difference…....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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