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WarpWookie

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02-15-2018 06:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer dewalt delta

Hey Lumberjocks!

I’m in the market for a bench-top planer, looking to spend around $300-$500. The two I’m looking at closely are the Dewalt DW734 and Delta 22-590.

I’ve seen a lot of reviews on the Dewalt and lots of good things, but the delta seems to be a newer to market product that could be good or bad right?

What planer do you use or have used or what might you recommend, or maybe is there a brand in this price range that I’m not currently considering?

Thanks


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EarlS

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 06:10 PM

Check out the DW735. A lot of us have it and really like it. It is frequently sold with the stand and in/out feed tables plus an extra set of knives. It might be a bit more expensive than the 734 but you won’t regret it. Also, take a look at LJ reviews on the various planers.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 06:18 PM

I had a DW733. I thought it was terrific at
the time. It sniped a bit though. They all do
I think, just to lesser or greater degrees. I would
leave boards about 4-6” longer than I needed
and cut off the sniped portion. Later I built
an infeed/outfeed support thing and that helped
reduce snipe.

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 06:25 PM

i have the 22-540 and love it …for a lunch box :<))

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#4 posted 02-15-2018 06:37 PM

Get the Dewalt. If you can spring for it, the 735 is better than the 734.

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YesHaveSome

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#5 posted 02-15-2018 07:47 PM

I have the 735. I got it with an Oneida Mini Gorilla off of Craigslist for $900. Both were very lightly used. It’s my first planer but I have no complaints. It snipes occasionally but getting the tables helped out with that.

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WarpWookie

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#6 posted 02-15-2018 09:43 PM

Yeah my major concern with the DW735 was the amount of space between the blade head and the rollers being further than the DW734. I was thinking the DW 734 might be better for me because I sometime need to plane down some shorter length pieces of wood. I also heard from review that because of that distance it also has issues with more snipe. Seems like that may not be the case from all these posts, thoughts?

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WarpWookie

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#7 posted 02-15-2018 09:45 PM

So here is another question why is the dw735 better than the dw 734 in the above opinions, what does it do different or do better than the dw734

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#8 posted 02-15-2018 09:50 PM

You can always mount a smaller board on a longer piece of mdf or plywood and plane it that way. Also you can mount and support a warped or wide (12”) board on a substrate and flatten on side through the planer. Then unmount the board and plane the other side. Jointer not needed. DW735 best for this and works great.

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#9 posted 02-15-2018 11:59 PM



So here is another question why is the dw735 better than the dw 734 in the above opinions, what does it do different or do better than the dw734

- WarpWookie

“Better” is always subjective, but the 735 has more features…. a chip ejector for one, and I think it might offer multiple speeds. Still, the 734 is a well proven capable tool. I would shy away from anything Delta these days unless I had very compelling information to sway me.

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