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Blog entry by flink posted 2297 days ago 1026 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this weekend I made some progress on reorgnaizing my basement. I moved some 2×10x14 foot lumber destined to replace some damaged floor joists from workstands dividing the basement to a dead space along side the wall next to my tablesaw.

Now that the lumber is moved, I had room to finally unpack my DW735. All I can say is wow. I can’t wait to run some nice maple through for the faceframes of my kitchen cabinets.

I am curious, though. Why did Dewalt ever think that this thing was “portable?” Going by that reasoning, my tablesaw is portable, too! Once I get that planer planted on a rolling table, I’m never going to lift it again.

A few more hours of rearranging and I’ll be able to start breaking down the 1/2 ply I’m going to use for storage cabinets. It’ll really rock having enough flat space to put everything. The two big piles storage system I’ve been using doesn’t really work. I can’t recommend it to anyone. Especially if they want to actually get anything built.

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2297 days ago

Hi Flink,

Good job of starting on the install. I agree that “portable” is a misnomer. I have my 22-580 on wheels and it still is difficult to maneuver. How about posting some pictures of the install?

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

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Al Navas

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#2 posted 2297 days ago

Well…. I believe it is called portable because it has handles :-) . I really can’t think of any other reason. I agree – once on the stand, it stays there.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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flink

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#3 posted 2297 days ago

Yeah, handles :-)

Lumberjocks really like eyecandy! I’ll look for my camera and get some pics. I still owe some for the skills forum, too. Tonight I am hoping to shift enough stuff to be able to make a stand for the soon to be unportable planer.

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 2296 days ago

DW735 – The sweetest “portable” planer ever made.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Dominic Vanacora

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#5 posted 2296 days ago

When I was in the navy anything that was 500 llbs or less was considered portable. They may be using navy specs. Even if it was lighter it would still need a table height to work at. So I guest they want to sell you a rolling table as an extra. So we make our own. I think from what I have been reading this is the one to purchase. Even if it 75 lbs. I have to make a place for it and it would have to be moved to be use. I think you’ll love using it.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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flink

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#6 posted 2296 days ago

Having a pre-made place for it is a good idea, Dominic.

What attracted me was the reviews and the easily replaceable blades.

Todd, how do you have yours setup? Any suggestions for bed extensions?

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 2295 days ago

Sorry Flink-

I own the DW733 which I think is great. While doing a lot of my work in Ohio, I had access to the DW735 and I just think it is even better with slightly more capacity and two speeds. The slower feed rate produced an amazing cut and seemed to give improved performance in woods with difficult grain.

I would love to buy the DW735 but my 733 has yet to fail me in about 9 years of use.

Infeed and outfeed support never seemed to be an issue with anything that I was planing. I have a good touch with the machines I use and don’t get much snipe. You have to realize that my relationship with tools is very close because I use them everyday as a professional. However, good long and even support always helps.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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