|Review by pintodeluxe||posted 09-16-2010 08:51 AM||9944 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
- DeWalt DW735 Heavy-Duty 13" Three Knife, Two Speed Thickness Planer
- Brand: DeWalt | Category: Planers
I have been very pleased with the 735 planer and 7350 planer stand with mobile base. The base rolls around effortlessly, yet locks down solidly with the push of a foot pedal. The planer works very well. I like to remove only about 1/32” per pass to limit wear on the machine. I have never had feed roller problems like some competitor brands, and the chip ejection fan (along with a Jet DC650 dust collector) leaves no chips on the floor and no dust in the air!
Blade changes and adjustments are easy through the top access panel. The planer even comes with a magnetic allen wrench for easy blade removal.
I even planed some mdf for tablesaw inserts, and it worked great.
Depth stop, material removal gauge, 2 speeds, dust collection – what more could a guy want?
UPDATE I added the extension tables shortly after buying this planer, and they work great. With the outside end of the tables raised 1/16” higher that the bed of the planer, snipe is eliminated.
After using this setup for 2-1/2 years, I can report that the planer has held up great. I am on my third set of blades after running thousands of lineal feet of hardwood. The blades don’t last quite as long as I would like, but at least they are two-sided. If they dull, just reverse the blades and you have new blades.
Even a nick in the blade can be overcome by sliding one or more blades sideways. Since there are three blades, the nick will be overlapped by a good blade.
Still a 5 star tool after 2-1/2 years.
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