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06-21-2016 12:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dewalt planer thickness thickness planer buy purchase wtb want to buy sell for sale

Hi all,

After three failed attempts to purchase the 735 from people on CL, I am looking for help from fine folks of LJ. For the record, in this last attempt, we had already agreed on a price and a time and date for pickup. I was getting into my car when I texted him asking for an address when he told me he sold it.

Suffice it to say I was far less than elated.

So, I live in New York in the Long Island/NYC area. Anyone know where I can buy preferably a used planer.

Regards and thanks,

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#1 posted 06-21-2016 01:09 AM

After three failed attempts, I’d get a new one. Depending on how much you value your time, a new one is going to cost less than you have into a used one now.

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#2 posted 06-21-2016 02:25 AM

Try ebay. You may find a seller willing to ship at a reasonable

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#3 posted 06-21-2016 02:37 AM

amazon used to ship them prime. That’s how I got mine. It was new, but free shipping. Also, sometimes you can find factory refurbs online at good prices. Sometimes not though…the price can be almost as much as new. But look around and see. Deals can be had.


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#4 posted 06-21-2016 09:52 AM

I would buy that planer new. Just for the warranty. I used a brand nee one, and it quit feeding wood on me on the 4th board! I dont recomend that planer.

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#5 posted 06-21-2016 11:00 AM

I love my DW735X. I’ve had it a little over a year know and have had zero issues. IMHO I don’t think you can buy a better planer for the money. As for saving on shipping you can order through Lowes and have it delivered to the store for pick-up. And if you’re a Vet as I am you can get a 10% discount (order at the store to get the discount). One other suggestion; get the X suffix. It comes with in/out feed tables. I see the price on line is considerably more than what I paid for mine…

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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#6 posted 06-21-2016 11:21 AM

Had mine for 5 years now and it still runs perfectly. Great planer for the money and with the addition of a Wixey digital scale it becomes a superb little machine for my hobby. I too would recommend getting a new or refurbed one.

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#7 posted 06-21-2016 12:02 PM

The 733/34 is a very good machine too. I know the look
is different and all, but what matters is the board quality
you get. I had a 733 and it was great.

Another option if you can go 220v is a 15” Invicta
copy planer from Taiwan. I got mine used for
$300. The planers are similiar in form to the
735 but much heavier as all cast iron.

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#8 posted 06-21-2016 04:09 PM

Tried ebay and CL. Might as well buy new. It’s an option, but would prefer a used one. @Loren couldn’t find an Invicta. Certainly willing especially for that price.

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#9 posted 06-21-2016 04:18 PM

You’re looking at a portable planer. If there is any unused corner of your shop, buy this planer instead and put it on a mobile base. It doesn’t take up much room at all and your grandkids will still be planing with it in 50 yrs.

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#10 posted 06-21-2016 04:30 PM

What do you want out of your planer? I ask because I believe you should really really think about the dewalt 734. It has 2 fundamental advantages over the 735 that make it snipeless. 1)The rollers are slightly closer to the blade giving less chance that the board will push up against the blade and produce snipe. 2)The long tables are set from the factory to reduce snipe. I would even say the manual carriage lock could be an advantage because you are pretty much assured the cutter head isn’t going to move. I’m not sure how the 735 automatic lock works. The 735s automatic dust projector could be an issue as well depending on your DC setup. The only real advantage I see the 735 has is 2 speeds. I could see the lower speed doing well on figured wood. I think you coud also just take a lighter pass on the 734 to accomplish similar results. I recently purchased the 734 and out of the box there was absolutely 0 snipe and 0 tearout (granted knives would be razor sharp when new) on some highly figured maple I ran through it.

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#11 posted 06-21-2016 04:37 PM


I was half tempted to pull the trigger on that one but I have limited space and it’s 3 phase.


I’d be happy with the 734 but the only one right now on CL by me is 350 in box. Might as well opt for it brand new. Still, right now looking for a deal.

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#12 posted 06-21-2016 11:17 PM

I got mine from a Sears store about 3 years ago when they were closing them out. Paid $325 for the floor model (was missing the hex wrench for removing blades—not a big deal). The Sears Outlet site shows one left in Glendale, AZ for $390.

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#13 posted 06-22-2016 04:55 AM

I’m in NY

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#14 posted 06-23-2016 04:30 PM

Well if anyone finds anything or is selling one, let me know. I don’t want to tell you what I’ve been doing without one. Haha.

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#15 posted 06-24-2016 01:57 AM

I have a dewalt 733 and it’s good enough (however snipe is a constant, but manageable pain). I paid $75 bucks for it and I’ve certainly gotten my money’s worth. I personally cannot see the benefit of buying a more expensive lunch box planer. No matter what, your limited to around 12”, it’s stupid loud, and it the cut quality doesn’t seem to vary all that much between the usual brands and models (ridgid, delta, dewalt etc). For the price of a used 735, I’ve seen many 15” floor standing models on my local craigslist.

I will add that I hate buying and selling on craigslist, it’s cut throat, but all my best machinery came from craigslist scores.

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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