I could not say no to this offer. I found an almost brand new DW735 (only used to plan 100 bf). I think the price was right. I paid $350. No in/out table but I plan to make one long table myself.
I spent a lot of time playing with it since the last 2 days, making lots of chips and noise. I am really impressed with the quality of this machine. It’s my first planer and first time planing so nothing to compare to.
Really cool tool.
I did not find snipe being a problem, actually I did not notice it. The longest piece I planed was 4f long. I ran maple, walnut, pine, spruce, all came out beautifully smooth.
I was planing to get a DW734 for a little bit cheaper, but went with this one instead. I am very pleased so far.
What would be a regular maintenance for this machine.
I waxed the table (and plan to do it regularly as with my other tools) and clean up the roller.
Should I put some lubricant on the pole. They seem pretty dry to me. Just wondering.