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Forum topic by doubleDD posted 11-28-2017 09:07 PM 370 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doubleDD

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11-28-2017 09:07 PM

I recently upgraded my planer to the Dewalt DW735. Most of the reviews favor this as one of the best. Most of the complaints are about the blades not lasting long. Today while at Woodcraft I got to talking to my buddy there about the planer and then got started on the subject of the blades. He smiled and took me over to where the blades were on display. He said when it’s time for new blades for the 735 make sure they have the letter G with a triangle around it.


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He said Dewalt was aware of the complaints about the knives not lasting as long so they improved them with better steel. He said you will see an improvement in their durability. I have known him for over 10 tears and he has always steered me in the right direction. So this is good news to know. Has anyone else ever heard of this? I just purchased the planer and both sets of blades have this on them. Just wondering if some of you guys out there have the blades without the G.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.


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Tooch

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#1 posted 11-28-2017 10:45 PM

Dave, I haven’t heard of this before, but it does make sense. The quality of steel can make such a big difference, in addition to alternating position when planing (between right and left sides) to try and use all parts of the blade, not just the middle.

Good luck and enjoy the new planer

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 11:50 PM

Thanks Dave

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 11-29-2017 04:36 AM

I can only wish you good shavings with your new planer buddy :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 11-29-2017 02:25 PM

The new planer works great. I just wonder how much, if any difference there would be with the non stamped blades.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 11-29-2017 02:34 PM

None. Your planer if new probably has the “improved” blades. The so called short life problem was in the early production models and I believe Dewalt corrected that years ago. I had no problem with blade life in my 735 I bought 5 or 6 years ago. I changed to a shelix head but it was for surface finish not blade life and no problem with blade life. Enjoy the new planer and quit imagining problems.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 11-30-2017 12:33 AM

Johnstoneb, no problems here. Maybe you misread this. I was passing on information about these upgraded dw7352 blades. On all past posts on the subject of the 735 planer the top complaint was the blades didn’t last very long. I just found out that they were upgraded. Hoping others who didn’t know can gain from this. It would be even better if someone out there can vouch for the newer blades being better if they used both.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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