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Forum topic by Shane posted 07-28-2013 01:28 PM 829 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2013 01:28 PM

I found a DW733 on CL and the guy sold it to me for $130 with an extra set of blades. He had upgraded to
A 735 with spiral head. Seemed like a pretty solid deal to me. Can’t wait to play with it!

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 01:38 PM

You’ll like it. Mine is 15 years old, and still a good planer.


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#2 posted 07-28-2013 03:27 PM

brag about this one all day long! that is a good deal :)

-- Steve

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 03:43 PM

Good score, I’ve got Rigid and getting rough sawn beats the hell out of borg lumber!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 07-28-2013 05:41 PM

I too have had the 733 for 15 years. Still works great. I’ve got 3 sets of knives so I can make sure that i always have sharp ones in the machine.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 07-28-2013 08:35 PM

You did great. :-)

I just bought a dw734 for $331 shipped and think it was a good deal (for a new planer with warranty anyway).

I’m not sure if it will fit the 733, but byrd makes a spiral head for the 734. I’ll be grabbing that baby eventually.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#6 posted 07-28-2013 08:48 PM

Heck of a deal. Let the fun begin!

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#7 posted 07-28-2013 08:56 PM

I have the same planer and it works great. Be sure to wax the bottom and the folding tables, then adjust the tables so the outer edges are coplaner with the bottom. I get very little snipe with mine. If you’re experiencing chip out, try rotating the board to get the grain orientation correct. If still chipping out, wipe with alcohol between each pass and take extremely light cuts (like 1/16 of a turn of the depth adjuster).

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 07-29-2013 12:42 PM

Thanks guys. I started playing with it last night. Very glad to finally have one of these…

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