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texas

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655 days ago

I just picked up a Dewalt DW734 for $259 on clearance at HD. Only two left at this store, other store out. It appears HD is not carrying Dewalt planers anymore, just Rigid.

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Tennessee

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#1 posted 655 days ago

Yes, a couple weeks ago my local HD ran them out at $319, and they went like wildfire. Too bad. To be honest, that THD handtool brand they are bringing out is a mixed bag to me. Some of the screwdrivers, I’d just as well go to Harbor Freight. I don’t know if I like the way HD is headed. More choices are better – they have had their share of duds. And to be honest, sometimes overall, a Milwaukee or Dewalt or Bosch can be way better than a Rigid. Although I am generally a Rigid fan of certain items like the stationary sander, the little Li-ion hand drills, and of course their vacuums, and I have the 4512 table saw, but I don’t care much for their bandsaw efforts, their ROS units, or the router lineup.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#2 posted 655 days ago

Thats a heck of a deal on that planer. Thanks for the heads up Tex, and welcome to the gang.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 655 days ago

Could be that HD is finally figureing it out that they can’t be the everything to everyone. At the local HD here at least it seem to me that they are getting rid of many of the higher quality tools and concentrating on the home owner throw away versions. Some examples of tools that they used to carry here and don’t any longer are the DeWalt DW735 Planer, Makita LS1016 SCMS, Ridgid 0610 Jointer, all but a few of the very basic Freud router bits, and some others that escape me right now. While they still do carry a few tools by some of the better brand names it does seem that they are displaying and stocking mostly the low cost and low quality tools.

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#4 posted 655 days ago

Heck of a deal on that!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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texas

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#5 posted 655 days ago

My HD still had the DeWalt DW735 Planer, but I think it is going as well. Lowes still has both. The DW734 is $369. I guess HD is not the place to get good tools ;-)

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47phord

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#6 posted 655 days ago

That figures! I bought my 734 online this summer for $320 and was thrilled to get it for that. 47phords Rule of Tool Acquisition#1: The best way to make a tool less expensive is to buy it first.

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texas

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#7 posted 655 days ago

47phord – I have a similar rule for computer equipment and cell phones.

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 655 days ago

Sounds like a great price. I bought mine last spring and just today ran five pieces of 8/4×6 foot hard maple through it to thin it down some. Works great as long as I don’t try to take too big a bite!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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texas

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#9 posted 655 days ago

Thanks for the advice. Anybody have advice to avoid snipe? I hear of table alignment, feed another piece behind it, etc.

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BentheViking

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#10 posted 655 days ago

i saw rigids the other day on clearance for $259, but assumed it was just that store….

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Cato

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#11 posted 654 days ago

Good deal. HD did a similar sale a year or so ago on the DW735 and I lucked out and got one for $279.

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David Dean

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#12 posted 654 days ago

How that anit right I pad $ 600 for my DW and I wold love a floor planer my self its like I have to baby sit it and the snipes are bad as well so save your money and buy a good floor planer.

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BinghamtonEd

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#13 posted 654 days ago

Thanks for the advice. Anybody have advice to avoid snipe? I hear of table alignment, feed another piece behind it, etc.

You can adjust the tables to make them level with the planer, but mine was pretty well adjusted out of the box. Just support the piece as it goes in and on the other side as it comes out. I got the 734 for Christmas last year, and have not had any noticeable snipe at all.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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texas

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#14 posted 654 days ago

Next year when I get some more $$$, spent it all on my Delta Unisaw :-), I want to buy a good floor planer (15” Grizzly?). Then tear the Dewalt apart and make a “12 homemade jointer. Anybody look at his site, pretty cool.

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Cato

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#15 posted 651 days ago

For me snipe is not a big issue on my DW. I have the infeed and outfeed tables adjusted up on the outer ends and always lift up slightly as the board exits the planer.

If I look hard enough I’m sure there is probably some snipe, but I take very light passes and I think whatever snipe might be present either gets cut off when trimming to size or sanded off in the finishing stage.

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