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Forum topic by nordichomey posted 01-30-2010 02:00 AM 2158 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2010 02:00 AM

I was walking through HD today and they had the DW735 thickness planer on sale for $279! For those that have used the planer awhile…. what is your opinion. Back when the 735 first came out I heard complaints that the blades wore out very fast.

First power tool I have bought without doing my research.

-- nordichomey

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#1 posted 01-30-2010 02:04 AM

Thats a good price, I dont know much about the DW735!

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#2 posted 01-30-2010 02:24 AM

I’ll say that’s a good price!!! Paid close to $600 for mine less than a year ago at Woodcraft. It might be a reconditioned unit.

I’m still using the original side of the original blades but haven’t run that much thru it yet.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-30-2010 03:03 AM

I have a DW735 and really like it. I have also heard the complaint that the blades wear out quickly but have not seen that on mine. I have run several hundred board feet through it, mostly poplar, walnut and cherry and am still on the original side of the original blade. When the blades are new they leave a very nice surface on the wood, as they wear a bit I have noticed they develop small ridges down the length of the board. I have found these ridges to be very small and am not bothered by them at all—I view a planer as a dimensioning tool, not a finishing tool. As long as it doesn’t tear out, the blades are good in my book.


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#4 posted 01-30-2010 03:06 AM

Ive been abusing mine for about 6 years now and the only problem I have had is that the dust shroud inside has just developed a small crack in it. It’s not bad enough for me to need a replacement part yet, and it’s easily replaced. Other than that I can’t say anything bad about it other than make sure you have earplugs as it’s loud, but plenty powerful.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 03:21 AM

For that price grab it, unless it is a reconditioned model! Even a reconditioned unit might be worth that price. These are good planers. I have had mine for several years and have had no problems with it. It does a great job for me. Same comments as those made by bench dogg. Shoot, for that price I might even buy another one. LOL!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#6 posted 01-30-2010 03:27 AM

I paid $350 for mine a few months ago. It was still in the shrink wrap.
I’ve used (owned) the Ryobi 10”, used the Delta 12..5” and the RIGID planer.
This is without a doubt the best of them all.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#7 posted 01-30-2010 03:43 AM

loud as hell.

other than that – it’s a fantastic planer, it’s robust. auto cutterhead lock, thickness stops, LARGE table, very good DC build in.

for less than $300 – I’d take 2!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 01-30-2010 03:43 AM

Buy as many as they have! Sell them to fellow LJ’s!

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#9 posted 01-30-2010 03:51 AM

Hey Thanks for all the input! It was the last one sitting out in the Maple Grove, MN store. They may have had more???

Rowdy – I did not notice it was a reconditioned but I was in a hurry. It is still in the back of my pick-up.
Autumn – thanks for the input on the replacements!
PurpLev – it will be perfect. I can’t hear much anyways! I always wear the safety gear, but still have poor hearing.

-- nordichomey

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#10 posted 01-30-2010 05:18 AM

Great purchase. Have a few years on mine with the original blades. It does an excellent job. And yes, it is loud!

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#11 posted 01-30-2010 05:40 AM

I’m sorry… I didn’t hear you. Did you say “LOUD???”

I bought mine just over a year ago and love it. I’ve run a lot of oak through it and am still on the origional sides of the blades. I used to have a Delta 12”... the DW is like a Cadillac compared to the Delta.


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#12 posted 01-30-2010 07:02 AM

Great buy!! I bought mine refurbished, and it’s been fantastic. You will love it.

What did you say Purp? HUH?? :)

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#13 posted 01-30-2010 07:36 AM

Buy it!! I got mine a few months ago and it’s great. You should also get the optional table extensions. Before I got mine, I had snipe issues, but they disappeared after I put on the extensions.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#14 posted 01-30-2010 02:37 PM

I have had the DW735 quite awhile (three or five years) and it works like a charm. The only time I ever got snipe was on a very long board and my outfeed didn’t keep the board level/flat. It has worked excellent! That is an fantastic price… take it!


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#15 posted 01-30-2010 06:56 PM

$279.00 !!! WOW I’ve never heard of them for less than $500 and that was a very long time ago !
You stole that one , my friend : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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