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Got me a new DeWalt 735X

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Review by Gene Howe posted 266 days ago 2854 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Got me a new DeWalt 735X No-picture-s No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

Freight truck delivered it to day.

Instruction manual is good. Got it unpacked and assembled on my stand in less than an hour.
Ran the first wood through it at the dimension speed, a rough 4/4 piece of Pin Oak. Amazing finish, even at that speed. I’m sure the slower speed (more cuts per inch) will be just as pretty. Oh, and not a hint of snipe!
Attaching the tables was a snap and, they are dead even with the bed. Did I mention….no snipe!
The depth of cut indicator and the cutter height gauge are right on.

The Dewalt replaces a Delta 22-590. The DeWalt is a MAJOR upgrade.

This appears to be a rugged, well made and accurate planer.
I’m a happy camper.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton




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#1 posted 266 days ago

Congrats. Upgrades like this one are always a welcome in anyone’s shop.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 266 days ago

Does that mean I can send all my lumber to you for planing???
This way, you can really put it to the test, while still under warranty.

Just trying to do my part to help!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 266 days ago

I have been really happy with my DW 735. Very seldom do I have any snipe.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 266 days ago

Congrats on the new tool. What’s up with the “X” I will go look this up now but it had me wondering if they now came with the helical blades…

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#5 posted 266 days ago

I am pretty sure the “X” simply means it was a package deal that included the extension tables and an extra set of knives. The planer itself is the same 735.

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#6 posted 266 days ago

Good for you Gene… I’m happy for you.

Could you please measure the foot print required for it?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#7 posted 266 days ago

Congrats Gene.

Everyone seems to give these rave reviews. If my Ridgid doesn’t outlive me, I may own one of these!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 266 days ago

Good for you Gene…....I put the Shelix cutter head on mine and figured wood is no longer a problem…..really….Enjoy it!

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

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#9 posted 266 days ago

Thanks guys.
I’ll measure it for you tomorrow, Matt.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 266 days ago

Congrats Gene.

Everyone seems to give these rave reviews. If my Ridgid doesn’t outlive me, I may own one of these!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 266 days ago

I have enjoyed mine. A word of advice, get some paste wax and keep the tables and bottom waxed. This really helps.

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#12 posted 266 days ago

Enjoy your planer.
Mine has performed well.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 266 days ago

Great planer. I’ve had mine for a little over a year now and I’m still on the original blades and have yet to flip them for the other side. I’ve used it a ton and find that taking light passes keeps the blades sharp a lot longer. Enjoy your planer!

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#14 posted 265 days ago

I love mine had it for 12 or 15 years.

I put a Byrd Spiral Cutter head on mine earlier
this year and takes it to a whole new level.

A lot of move for cutters but a great finish and I
can run it late at night because the noise level went
way down. —-have fun.

-- Anyone who isn’t totally confused just doesn’t understand the situation.

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#15 posted 265 days ago

Bullhead,
The can is setting on the planer so I won’t forget.
thanks.
Glad to hear of everyone’s great experience with the DeWalt.
I’ll probably get the Shelix for my birthday, in April. If the wife has gotten over my Christmas present by then.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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