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01-30-2015 02:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dw735 thickness gauge planer

This is a presales question for me. I’m trying to decide between the dw734 and dw735. The 734 height repeat are fixed indents like a router would have and are exposed to sawdust. The 735 has a dial and the gauge is shielded from the sawdust. My question is though, is the 735 height gauge totally variable or are they fixed levels. In other words is the height totally variable depending on where I place the dial. So would I be able to set it to 11/16ths?


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#1 posted 01-30-2015 02:59 PM

On the 735 there is a stop limit dial that can be set by set amounts but the cutting thickness is variable. The measurement rule is in 32nds of an inch.

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#2 posted 01-30-2015 03:21 PM

The stop limit is in 1/8” increments, however as was said there is a rule that shows the depth as well.

However, what I would recommend is to pick up one of these:

http://wixey.com/planer/index.html

I’ve got one and it’s great. And when I broke part of it when moving, they were very quick to respond and sold me some replacement parts.

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#3 posted 01-30-2015 04:13 PM

thanks all for the replies – I was looking at that wixey and will probably push me into the dw734. I’m having a hard time justifying for me the dw735. Really sucks when the price doesn’t matter :-) 544 for the dw735, 400 for the dw734 with the wixey.

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#4 posted 01-30-2015 04:39 PM

The 735 is a vastly better machine. 4 post, automatic cutter head lock, extra 1/2” wide, 2 feed rates, less snipe, and automatic chip blower. To me, it wasn’t even a comparison. What I would suggest is to buy the 735 without the wixey and use calipers or a good steel rule until you can spring for the extra $60 for the Wixey.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#5 posted 01-30-2015 04:56 PM

Just look at the two machines side by side before you buy. The 735 doesn’t look like a portable unit. It is pretty heavy duty, and the auto cutterhead lock is a great feature. There are preset stops at 1/8”, 1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4” and 1”. You can plane to any thickness you want with manual measurements. Also, one hand crank of the height adjustment wheel is 1/16” removed.
For odd dimensions just get them close to finish thickness and batch plane them all the same.
For me the 735 has been a great tool.

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#6 posted 01-30-2015 06:09 PM

ALL RIGHT!!! You all convinced me :_-) 735 it is. Now if I can get owes to match the home depot price I’ll be real happy, because I get an extra 10%off
Thanks Again

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#7 posted 01-30-2015 06:17 PM

They should. It’s in their company policy. That’s how I got my Bosch router for like $100 off a few years back.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#8 posted 01-30-2015 06:34 PM

I have both and I prefer the 735 for all of the reasons stated.
HD used to (still?) accept the HF 20% coupon. You may want to try that.

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#9 posted 01-30-2015 06:37 PM

Its off to Lowes today and if all goes well the 735 will e around 490!!!

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#10 posted 01-30-2015 07:03 PM

I saw this CL ad a few days ago in southwest Michigan: http://swmi.craigslist.org/bar/4841328046.html Looks clean (though after being used for 2 years, so does mine),Wixey, 2 spare knife set, tables and the DW stand. If it’s as lightly used as it looks, he’d not have to move much off his asking price to be a pretty fair deal. I’ve kept the ad open in my browser, though i don’t really know why!!!
earl

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#11 posted 01-30-2015 07:10 PM



The 735 is a vastly better machine. 4 post, automatic cutter head lock, extra 1/2” wide, 2 feed rates, less snipe, and automatic chip blower. To me, it wasn t even a comparison. What I would suggest is to buy the 735 without the wixey and use calipers or a good steel rule until you can spring for the extra $60 for the Wixey.

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#12 posted 01-30-2015 07:11 PM

I think you’ll be pleased with the 735. If you haven’t picked the 735 up yet, be prepared to strain your back.

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#13 posted 01-31-2015 08:50 PM

Excellent!!! Home Depot wouldn’t honor my vet discount BIUT Lowes matched the online price AND honored my discount. Ordered my DW735 with the extensions and extra blades for $498, Fantastic!!!

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#14 posted 02-01-2015 12:33 AM

First time you put it on fiishing speed and pull aslick stick out the other side you’ll be very glad to have the 735

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#15 posted 02-01-2015 01:28 AM

Heck I haven’t been this excited since my first woman :-) or maybe my router??? It’s a toss up :0(

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