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Forum topic by joeyprice posted 01-31-2011 05:20 PM 3767 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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joeyprice

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01-31-2011 05:20 PM

My brother wants one of these as his b-day present. I see there is a 735 and a 735x. There is a pretty significant price difference, but I can’t find anything that lists the actual differences in the 2 machines. Anybody know what commands the $200 premium for the X?


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#1 posted 01-31-2011 05:25 PM

Looks like the “X” version includes extra blades and in/out feed tables

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

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 05:38 PM

FYI, if you don’t ”buy” the in/out feed tables, your brother will eventually have to build them in order to get the planer to work well on anything over a couple feet in length.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 05:46 PM

I got mine through Amazon but it shipped from Max Tool. I could have save $20 by ordering it directly from them. Here is the link. http://www.maxtool.com/us/products/DW735X.asp. It has free shipping since it is over $99 and if I read their site correctly, they only have one left.

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 05:54 PM

Thanks for the quick replies guys. So I looked at some other threads and saw some things that users had built for in and out tables. Are those puny little wings that come from Dewalt any actual help? Would he have to build some kind of extension anyway?

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 01-31-2011 06:12 PM

”Are those puny little wings that come from Dewalt any actual help? Would he have to build some kind of extension anyway?”

Probably YES and YES. It all depends on the length of boards your brother normally planes. Probably need to work with him in order to best match his request for a new planer.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 01-31-2011 06:28 PM

I’d recommend getting the in/out feed tables as well. Adjustments on them allows you to eliminate snipe.
My journey in trying to build a set was futile and really wondered why I bothered.
The knives are 2 sided. Just flip them if you put a bad nick on the blades.
If reclaiming wood, a good metal detector is a good idea as well.
You could pick up both the tables and knives separately for around $100.

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#7 posted 01-31-2011 07:19 PM

Yep, get the tables…you wont regret it.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 02-01-2011 12:29 AM

Going to need the tables.

-- Tom, MI, SC

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