CL Dewalt 735 planer

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Forum topic by pendledad posted 12-27-2012 04:32 PM 1105 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2012 04:32 PM

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This person is asking $385 for a DW735 planer. It looks like it is in new condition from the picture. Assuming I would need new knives, what would the used value of this machine be? On a good sale you can catch this in the $400-$500 range easily.



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#1 posted 12-27-2012 06:10 PM

A couple weeks ago I bought mine new for $479 shipped which included the infeed/outfeed tables and an extra set of knives. With that in mind $385 sounds a little high. Does it include the tables? Maybe offer $275-300.

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 06:56 PM

Wow BlueBlood, that’s a great price!! About a week or 2 ago I got a 735X for $534 at Amazon, and thought that was a super deal!!

I searched CR as well. Over the course of a month or so there were 3 of the 735s ranging in price from $375 to $400, all looked good in the pictures. But for another $150 or so, it’s worth the added $$ to go new… new everything, plus the warrantee.

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#3 posted 12-27-2012 07:09 PM

I would agree with BlueBlood.

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#4 posted 12-27-2012 07:31 PM

The Tables are key to the DW735 being all that it can be – all other things being as they’re supposed to be. The 735 is a surprisingly rugged machine, but the basics have to work correctly.

If you have access to it, pre-purchase, take a rough board along. Let’s assume the knives are toast; so the quality of cut won’t be great; but you can test the feed rollers, test the dust collection exhaust (must be in the purchased package), and the board should be uniformly thick across the front-to-back, side-to-side – even dull knives will do this; you’re actually testing the squareness of the cutter head to the table-top.

For the money, I’d purchase new, though.

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 08:28 PM

Considering the factory max repair is $299 (the price an authorized repair house charges to completely rebuild the machine) That price seems high for used out of the box. You could pick up one for $10 with a shot motor and pay $299 to have a factory rebuilt one. Point that out and offer $300

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 08:31 PM

I havent seen this in the $400-500 range lately. Amazon had it for a little over $500 before xmas, but thats the best deal i’ve seen lately. Having said that, I would say $300 is a reasonable offer.

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#7 posted 12-28-2012 02:54 AM

IF it is is good working condition $300 would be a very good deal (just remember, no warranty on CL stuff)

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