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Forum topic by Doug White posted 11-20-2013 12:31 AM 2073 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Doug White

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11-20-2013 12:31 AM

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I’m at a point where I need to replace the cutting blades on my DeWalt 735 13 inch planer…I’ve seen comments of pros and cons for the DeWalt brand…The company view is to use only company brand…I’m not totally concienced…What are your opinions?????

-- Doug Sunny Bama


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#1 posted 11-20-2013 12:39 AM

Make sure you have used the opposite side before replacing. They are reversible. I have always replaced them with the DeWalt ones. But upgrades (carbide) are available.

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#2 posted 11-20-2013 12:45 AM

Considering how loud my 735 gets, and how quickly I seem to go thru blades cutting wide 12” planks of ancient doug fir (softwood yes, irritating to plane knots… lots) I’ve been consdering upgrading to the helical blade set up. It’s like buying another planer I know, but it seems to get fantastic reviews. I’m just torn on wether its actually easier/faster to replace those blades vs the stock ones.

Otherwise, I’ve been using the Dewalt blades since I seem them on sale often enough.

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#3 posted 11-20-2013 12:47 AM

I don’t have any gripes with DeWalt’s knives.

-- Joe

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#4 posted 11-20-2013 06:19 AM

The stock knives work well, but don’t last long. You will get 200-300 b.f. of lumber planed before flipping or replacing blades.

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

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#5 posted 11-20-2013 01:47 PM

I replaced mine with the ones from Infinity and am very happy.

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 04:25 PM

I have stuck with the factory blades.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 11:03 PM

Infinity for me.

-- Jerry

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#8 posted 11-21-2013 04:30 AM

Infinity….Interesting…I need to look into their blades….Thanks guys

-- Doug Sunny Bama

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#9 posted 11-21-2013 05:15 AM

Anyone know if they make them for the Rigid planer too? Is this Infinity tools?? The ones that make the table saw blades?
Redoak, you wouldn’t happen to have a link, would you?

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#10 posted 11-21-2013 05:59 AM

These ones?
http://www.infinitytools.com/PLANER-JOINTER-KNIVES/departments/1108/

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#11 posted 11-21-2013 06:06 AM

I wonder if JustJoe and a1Jim are brothers? Both get the helpful and congenial award.

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#12 posted 11-21-2013 06:09 AM

Joe, I just found the website and unfortunately, what I see does not work for the Rigid planer. Oh well, it was worth a try. Thanks for posting the link though. I do like the idea of the carbide knives, although expensive, they would probably pay for themselves in longevity.

If I get to a point where I am using a planer a LOT, I will most likely invest in a 735. Anything larger would not make sense for me.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#13 posted 11-22-2013 04:59 PM

I have installed a helical set up on my 735 and after several hundred feet of every kind of junk wood including dirty recycled stuff have not even had to rotate the cutters yet. The dewalt blades are junk!

Yes it’s like buying another planer but for the quality of cut and longevity of cutting edges it was more than worth it to me!

-- .. heyoka ..

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#14 posted 11-22-2013 07:13 PM

Also, note that the blades do allow for some left-right adjustment, so if you nick a blade you can just offset them a little bit and carry on.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#15 posted 12-08-2013 02:28 AM

After a long wait I finally received the parts for my planner…As it turned a roller drive sprocket broke so I ordered a couple along with new motor brushes, retaining rings and knife mounting screws….I should be up and running soon….Oh I decided to purchace new blades from DeWalt since I can’t affort the hellix…Thanks everyone for your suggestions…

-- Doug Sunny Bama

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