DeWalt 734 Planer: $250

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01-10-2016 05:50 AM

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A local seller has a DeWalt 734 planer he’s selling for $250. Says it’s 2yrs old and he’s looking to upgrade to a larger machine. From the picture it looks pretty much new out of the box other than the thin layer of sawdust on it.

Is this a good price assuming it’s in good shape? List seems to be $400 new (Amazon and HD have it for the same price) I do have some lumber I could test with; and is there anything I should know before making the purchase?

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 12:48 PM

$250 isn’t terrible if it’s in great shape. Some new blades or a stand, etc., would make that price more attractive. I’d be inclined to see if they’ll take $200 otherwise.

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 01:42 PM

I can’t tell where you’re from by your profile, but that seems like an excellent price. If you don’t currently have a planer, I’d snap it up.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 02:18 PM

If it’s practically new and the knives aren’t knicked up I’d buy it if you are in need of one.

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#4 posted 01-11-2016 06:50 AM

I had this planer and I really liked it. Sold it to upgrade to a 15” Delta off CL. $250.00 and you may need a new set of knives that’s another $50.00, so $300.00 or you could spend another $120.00 and buy a new one. When I sold my for $300.00 I just put new Knives and had the Dewalt stand that matched. I would take a pieace of Hard maple and run it through to see how it cuts. If it nice and clean I would give asking price and if it’s not I would offer $50.00 less for new knives.

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 01:05 PM

I had him run the maple through that I’d glued up. The seams weren’t quite flat ner the ends and it cut the board down nice. Gave him the asking price.

In CA we have high sales taxes so a new one is more like $440…so I’m calling it good for now. He had a “cart” he offered more to get rid of it but I passed because it was pretty crappy. I need practice and will end up making a stand for it.

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 09:24 PM

If memory serves I bought this same planer in the same condition for the same price and was happy I did. It’s served me very well for several years now.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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