Delayed Tool Gloat - Dewalt 735 planer

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Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust posted 02-06-2011 05:25 AM 1058 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-06-2011 05:25 AM

I had to delay this tool gloat because I had to make sure it was as good as I hoped.

I found an ad on CraigsList for a Dewalt 735 for $250. It was owned by an older guy and he says he has never even changed the blades on it. They are probably due to be turned over, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.

The only problem with it was that one of his buddies attempted to change the blades and I think he took too much if it apart and messed up the alignment. The crank varied from being fairly easy to turn to being very hard to turn.

I brought it home and used it for a little while. I noticed that the left side of the planer was planing a little thinner than the right side. Today I took apart the planer to check it out. After wrestling it to get it cranked all the way up, I removed the chain and aligned the top of each sprocket with the top of the post then put the whole thing back together again. It works like new!

I used it to plane a bunch of mahogany for a table this afternoon. I think the blades do need to be turned over but otherwise, I couldn’t be happier. $250 sure beats the $650 of a new model!

Now all I need to find is a dust hood for it and I’ll be good to go.

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#1 posted 02-06-2011 05:37 AM

Changing the blades on this model is a snap with the magnetic allen wrench which is included. Great planer.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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