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03-26-2012 11:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: good deal hickory

Is this a good deal?
Will be planing oak, walnut and hickory This is a 734, sorry I meant to put that on the post.

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 11:19 PM

Things to consider about the older Dewalts…
1. The cutter head is not auto-locking. This means that every time you set the cutting height, you will have to reach in and bang your knuckles locking the cutterhead. This is true of the 733 and 734, while the 735 has an automatic cutterhead lock.
2. Does it come with thickness presets? The 735 has nice preset stops for 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1” thicknesses.
3. Does it have the integral blower? The 735 has a built-in blower that assists the dust collector – a really nice feature to keep the planer clean and chip-free.

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 11:32 PM

That looks like the 734, and it looks new. How much usage any idea? I have the unit myself it’s a great little planer. It does have preset stops and a blower for the internal blower for the chips. You do need to lock the cutter manually but for the price it’s worth it, depending on it’s overall condition. They retail for $399, I got mine for $349, I would have gotten the 735 but for the amount of planing I do to spend an extra $220 for the auto lock and the .5” bigger I did not see the value. Unless I was doing a lot of board planing, and in that case I would have gotten an industrial unit.

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 11:39 PM

I had a 733 for several years. I used a lot and don’t recall ever
banging my knuckles working the cutterhead lock. I would
however occasionally forget to lock the cutterhead. It
would snipe more if the lock was not engaged.

They are pretty good planers. Mine had the resharpenable
knives and they cut well for a long time between sharpenings.

Since the sticker on the planer table isn’t worn much, I reckon
this 734 is barely used.


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#4 posted 03-26-2012 11:41 PM

I’m just a DIY but someone gave me a 17 ft hickory log, 18 ft walnut, 20 ft oak and if I want it a 30 ft hickory. All I need to do is have an Amish nearby with a band saw to cut it to my thickness and length. I would appreciate knowing what lenghth and thickness I should get it cut in for cabinets and maybe some furniture.

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 12:22 AM

Cut them in half . Thickness cut some 1” 1/16 and some 1”3/8 this way you can have some 4 quarter and some 5 quarter . The 4 quarter will finish out to 3/4 the 5 quarter will finish out to 1”. You must let them dry a least one year per inch and then some .

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 12:28 AM

I’d say it’s a fair deal.

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#7 posted 03-27-2012 12:51 AM

Thanks for all the info guys, I need all the help I can muster up as I have never had a planer or used one.
This one has been used very little and although I would always like to buy the best, my wallet says no. I’ll try to get this before it is gone. larry

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#8 posted 03-27-2012 02:53 AM

I’ve only ever used standalone planers never a lunchbox…what the hell is cutterhead lock?

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#9 posted 03-27-2012 03:10 AM

I’ve got DW734 ,just like the one in the pic.haven’t had the first problem with it.$225.00 not a bad price.

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#10 posted 03-27-2012 03:33 AM

Ben, It is to lock the head so that when the board goes in it doesn’t force the head upwards. I used mine for the first board I ever ran through the planer and then never used it again.

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#11 posted 03-27-2012 04:31 AM

Looks like a fair deal….wouldn’t hurt to offer $200.

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#12 posted 03-27-2012 04:34 AM

Do I hear $150

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#13 posted 03-27-2012 05:49 AM

I paid $250 a month ago for a DW735. Sacramento prices vs Ohio. Good luck on the purchase…

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#14 posted 03-27-2012 11:05 AM

I forgot to say it includes the stand but maybe it isn’t such a good buy from what I see here. Are there any known problems or aggrivations with this planer that I should be aware of? Supposed to see it Wednesday evening. Larry

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#15 posted 03-27-2012 11:12 AM

Why don’t you offer $175 and meet in between somewhere?


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