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Forum topic by Charlie posted 04-26-2012 07:13 PM 1514 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-26-2012 07:13 PM

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Got a Dewalt DW734 (factory refurb with 1 year Dewalt warranty). I got it for well under $300 and it was a local place so….

I GOT A PLANER! hehehehe…. anyways. I still have to build kitchen cabinets, but now I have this dilemma that I need a rolling stand for the planer. :)

This was actually purchased for the cabinet build. I just couldn’t see me hand planing all that maple for the face frames and doors.

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#1 posted 04-26-2012 07:19 PM


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#2 posted 04-26-2012 07:35 PM

Well under $300? That’s awesome! I’m in the market for either that planer or the comparable Rigid and would love to come across that deal!

-- Rex

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#3 posted 04-26-2012 08:53 PM

Hmmmm… stand…. this’ll work for now :)

Inch and a quarter thick particle board computer desk on casters. Been in the basement for about 2 years with stuff on it and no sag. The casters probably won’t hold up, but I sat on this and scooted myself across the basement floor and they didn’t complain. So for now…. good enough. hehehe

and I’m just about one extra donut over 200 pounds… :)

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#4 posted 04-26-2012 09:29 PM

Congrats, I just bought my first planer too, it’s a Rigid 4331, I love it.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#5 posted 04-26-2012 09:51 PM

great buy on your planer ,shop notes did a article on a flip top stand that can be used for two tool heres mine not a good pic but you can get a idea, you,ll love that planer

there are several builds of them on this site , try searching for flip top stand . iv had mine for a while and is holding up well

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 04-26-2012 10:07 PM

It looks so shiny sitting there…. almost don’t want to get it dirty! hahahah.

Have to exercise a little self control here. I’m still working out exactly where and how I’ll be clamping up the cabinet carcasses. I free-handed one on my bench last night and had to pull it square. I did that one standing on its bottom. I think I want to try one laying on its face AND have some squaring guides fixed to the bench top and see if that goes any easier.

SO…. I need to push the new planer off to one side and get a little focus….. at least until tomorrow hehe

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#7 posted 04-26-2012 11:25 PM

That’s awesome! I just found a 735 at a thrift shop for $225, so I’m feeling pretty gloaty as well! No warranty on mine since it is not a refurb, but I thought it was a steal and it works great! I just need to build some infeed and outfeed tables, but I’m already getting a lot of use out of it.

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#8 posted 04-26-2012 11:36 PM

I’ve had that one for a few years.. Great machine. You’ll love the work that it does. If it’s your first planer then your woodworking experience is about to take a change for the better. Heck you can get spruce 2×4’s to look pretty with this machine.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 04-26-2012 11:43 PM

Great machine, it’s a workhorse, I’ve had mine for a couple of years, and I use a lot of pallet, and reclaimed lumber, worth it’s weight in gold, 80lbs if I remember. Good luck with it, the knives are double sided and I found a place online that sells the set of 3 for $37. If I can remember the site I will forward it to you, I want to say global something…....better not go by my memory.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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