is this a decent deal on a Dewalt 733?

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Forum topic by ScottKaye posted 11-18-2013 11:45 PM 1337 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2013 11:45 PM

Made arrangements to buy this and wanted to check here to see what you folks have to say. According to the owner, its had maybe 35bf run through it so it should be fairly clean and mechanically sound. Ill be able to judge is conditon when I see it. It comes with the Dewal stand ($160sh on amazon) and the metal 4” dust hood. He wants 265 for it. So tell me.. Good deal.. fair deal or no deal?

I wanted a bigger machine, but I dont think I can pass on this price. At this point, anything would be better than the old crappo Delta lunch box snipe machine that someone called a planer.


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#1 posted 11-18-2013 11:52 PM

Seems like a pretty fair price. See if comes with an extra set of blades.

Just my two.

-- Rick

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#2 posted 11-18-2013 11:54 PM

I paid $200 for mine a couple years ago with the plastic dust hood but no stand. I thought it was a decent deal and it was in good shape but probably used more than this one. Yours seems to be an ‘okay’ deal. Fair, but not a bargain (Sounds like he wants $250). DeWalt planers seem to bring premium prices, however, and I rarely see a 733 or 734 under $200 in my area.


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#3 posted 11-18-2013 11:57 PM

thanks guys. and yes.. it does come with an extra set of blades.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 12:00 AM

I paid $150 for mine, with the dust hood but no stand or extra blades. Maybe $250 would be fair for this. It’s a great little planer once you adjust the infeed/outfeed tables.

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 12:07 AM

Never buy a planner without trying it out. See if the owner will let you run a few sticks of rough stock through it. Be sure to check the cutter head screws as this model has a tendency to have those screws shear off. If it in fact has seen that little of use ( I would be scepticle as they have not made this model in a few years I think), and it is true and clean then I would say it is a OK deal (especially with the stand included). I think the 734 (inferior machine from what I have heard) is around $350

-- Lee

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#6 posted 11-19-2013 12:30 AM

I had one of those. Nice tool. I like the knives. They perform
well and are resharpenable.

A sintered sprocket broke in half on mine. It was a couple of
hours to figure it out and replace it. Like an hour to take
it apart, a few minutes to order the part and an hour
to put it back together.

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#7 posted 11-19-2013 01:23 AM

$200 would be the neighborhood I’d be in for one of those. Add the stand and maybe $225-250. The stand is nice, but it’d cost you about twenty minutes and twenty bucks in scrap lumber to build you own. I’d not pay above $250.

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#8 posted 11-19-2013 11:13 AM

I bought my 734 (exact same machine as the 733, but with a three knife cutter head) a little while ago with what looked like zero use, still had unmarred stickers on the infeed table and I got it with the manual (no dust chute) for $200. $265 still seems a little high to me, $200 for what is included would be a better price for that.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#9 posted 11-19-2013 04:16 PM

Upon second consideration, I have decided to pass on this deal. Besides, the guy I was going to buy it from originally said he would take paypal now he wont. I figured I would only be upgrading my planer slightly and I would still have to contend with snipe issues. So I think I will put a few more pennies in the piggy bank and go get a full size planer when I can afford one.

Thanks for all your input.


-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#10 posted 11-19-2013 04:33 PM

The stand is nice, I have my 735 on that stand.
The 733 requires you to manually lock a cutterhead after each height adjustment. You might want to hold out for a 735 which has an automatic cutterhead lock.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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