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#1 posted 06-08-2012 06:22 AM

Shopping can be tricky if you really care about price. If you don’t, then most tools are easy to get.

I recently wanted to purchase a thickness planer for my shop. After cruising the reviews I decided on the Dewalt 735 – 2 speed – 3 knife – planer.

I had a couple of gift cards from Lowe’s and without checking out prices I headed to Lowe’s and picked one up. PRICE: $599.00 + tax minus my 10% military discount.

After getting home I was looking through some magazines and noticed quite a difference in price for this machine.
I did a little lookup on the computer and found these prices for the same Dewalt 735 planer.

$649.99 + shipping Woodcraft
$649.00 + shipping McFeely’s
$629.00 + $50.00 shipping Rockler
$629.00 free shipping Home Depot
$629.00 free shipping Acme Tools
$629.00 free shipping International Tool
$629.00 free shipping Tool King
$606.82 + $96.55 Drum
$599.95 + $49.00 shipping Grizzly
$599.00 free shipping Lowe’s
$599.00 free shipping Sears
$579.99 free shipping
$579.00 free shipping Tool’s plus

Without checking out the prices before I left home, I think I got lucky on price. I have purchased a lot of shop stuff from Rockler, Woodcraft and Grizzly. That would have been a mistake in this instance…..............

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

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