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Forum topic by AtlasRook posted 04-23-2014 03:53 PM 513 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AtlasRook

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04-23-2014 03:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dw733r planner

Looking to buy some CL tools, and I came across a Dewalt DW733R (new in box). Anybody have though about this planer? Do I hold out? Is it good for an ultra-beginner? What would you estimate worth, if it was new in box?


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Loren

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#1 posted 04-23-2014 04:01 PM

$200 or $250.

I had one. Good planer for a few reasons. It has nice extension tables
that help manage sniping and the knives are thick, tough and resharpenable.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#2 posted 04-23-2014 05:20 PM

Keep in mind, the “R” at the end of the model number usually means “reconditioned”; so it’s not brand new, but could still be a great deal if the price is right.

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

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#3 posted 04-23-2014 11:46 PM

I have had one since they first came out. still working like a charm. It has seen miles of lumber though it. Treat it right and you won’t regret it. IIRC $325 in 97.

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#4 posted 04-23-2014 11:50 PM

Dewalt makes nice planers. Each new model has some upgraded features, but they all make wood thinner. I still like my Dewalt planer.

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

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robert triplett

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#5 posted 04-23-2014 11:58 PM

Going on 16 years with mine. Lots of wood planed. On my 5th set of knives. About 4-5 resharpenings per set. I plan to upgrade soon, but that’s because I can, not because the planer does not do the job. I just want a new tool!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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woodchuckerNJ

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#6 posted 04-24-2014 12:12 AM

I have one.. it’s been a great planer. Only a few issues.
Noise..
Snipe adjustment. The table screws are coarse threaded, and where they are placed the slightest change results in a large adjustment. It should have been fine threads.

That being said, that’s not much of a complaint. The planer is very good, The knives are adjustable so you can keep sharpening unlike some of the fixed type that are pinned. Knives are in-expensive.

Blade change is quick and easy. Dust collection is good. Careful with the tabs on the dust hood, remove the hose b4 trying to hang it on them, then screw it in..

If it’s a good price go for it.

-- Jeff NJ

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