Dewalt 734 or 735?

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I’ve just about got my wife talked into letting me buy a planer and I have it narrowed down to two Dewalts: 734 or 735. After months of reading reviews I had decided on the 734 based mainly on cost, but I just came across a 735X for only $100 more. Do any of you have experience with these two machines – is the 735 worth the extra money?

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#1 posted 122 days ago

get the 735, all the X stands for is it comes with the outfeed tables, I have had the 735 for 7 years now and my only complaint is their crap blades, Infinity blades are a great improvement.
I like my dewalt enough to invest in a shelix head which will get installed this weekend

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#2 posted 122 days ago

I love my 735….
For only $100.00 more, I say go for it!!!

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#3 posted 122 days ago

Get the 735X. The wider base makes it much more stable. The infeed and outfeed table once adjusted keep things pretty much snipe free (long material you will still need to support and beginning and end. I have run several hundred BF through my &#% in the last 6 months and the blades are still chip free and giving me a very good finish. I like it well enough that I am also looking at a shelix head in the future.

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#4 posted 122 days ago

Easy decision, if the budget will allow, get the 735.

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#5 posted 122 days ago

I have the 734, only because I got it brand new for $200 from a guy who was moving before he finished setting up his wood shop. If I were paying full retail, the 735 would be in my shop.

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#6 posted 122 days ago

One more vote for 735 have three.. long time fan. It is more than $100 more planer than the 734

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#7 posted 122 days ago

I concur… get the 735!

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#8 posted 122 days ago


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#9 posted 122 days ago

I have a 735 that I picked up for a song when the borg was clearancing them out several years ago. I like it quite a bit. Personally, I think the 735 is a good deal at $500 and the 734 is overpriced by comparison at $400.

Given a choice between the two, I’d choose the 735.

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#10 posted 122 days ago

I also have the 735 and like it.

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#11 posted 122 days ago

+1 on the 735

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#12 posted 122 days ago

I have a 735 and I think the vote is quite evident. Go get it and happy planning.

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