DeWalt DW735 Planer Pricing

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Forum topic by JPCarolina posted 04-24-2009 04:26 AM 5952 views 0 times favorited 35 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-24-2009 04:26 AM

I’m just curious if any of you have a feel for pricing on a used DeWalt DW735 Planer. I’ve got a guy locally offering one for $475. Based on the pictures it seems to be in pretty good shape, and it does have the extension tables. This still seems a bit steep though. I have no idea how many bf have been run through it or what shape the blades are in.

Any thoughts?


-- Jon

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#1 posted 04-24-2009 04:53 AM

I was in a Rockler store last month and new ones were on sale for $535. I definitely wouldn’t buy a used one for only $60 less than what I could get a new one for.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#2 posted 04-24-2009 05:29 AM

I have had my 735 for over 4 years, and have planed many board feet with it. They arew reliable, but for that price, I’d go for a new one.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#3 posted 04-24-2009 06:24 AM

Seen one on sale a few weeks ago for 500. I have a feeling they are about to come down in price.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 04-24-2009 12:45 PM

The word on the street is that Steel City is about to release their thickness planer for around $300, deWalt is probably going to be forced to lower the prices of their units in order to be competitive, but this is all rumor at this point.

I got mine new from the factory for $500, I have also seen used ones sell at auction for $500, but that is not to say the people at auction even knew what they were bidding on.

Good luck.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#5 posted 04-24-2009 01:17 PM

I nearly pulled the trigger on a refurbed 735 on Amazon for about $480, but then a beautifully maintained 1955-ish Parks fell out of the sky and into my lap for $450. Not saying this will happen to you, but if you’ve got the taste for vintage (and super high quality), keep your eyes open for other possibilities.

-- Living on the square...

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#6 posted 04-24-2009 02:54 PM

Thanks for the input guys. I’ve contacted him about lowering the price. We’ll see what happens.

Much appreciated.

-- Jon

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#7 posted 04-24-2009 06:46 PM

As DocK stated $60 below $535 new, It’s really $120 below that $535 new price because the infeed and outfeed tables cost another $60.But I just checked Rockler’s web site and they don’t even list it so maybe that $535 was a close out price.

I bought mine pretty near when they first came out, paid around $475, now they’re going $649 everywhere I see them in stores. .

Google’n for it it’s pretty much $649, saw a eBay for $529 with $55 shipping and reconditioned for $472 at ToolKing don’t know the shipping though.

Considering they’re for the most part going for $649, add the $60 for the tables, you’re at $709, $475 is not a bad price.

This is a great planer, extremely smooth finish and no snipe but some people have problems with the knives nicking, myself included. It happened to me when planing some white maple and walnut. DeWalt is working on the issue but don’t know when, or if or what, they’ll have a solution available on the market. But even with that, I still think it’s a excellent planer. The knives are reversible so you get 2 uses out of them and I get a new set or two on hand.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#8 posted 04-24-2009 06:56 PM

I think it’s going to be a long summer for home building, cabinet makers, etc., I expect to see prices to come down on some stuff, the demand isn’t there like it use to be that I know of. I noticed that alot of stuff went up last year.

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#9 posted 04-24-2009 07:50 PM

I’d be real surprised to see the prices come down.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#10 posted 04-24-2009 08:17 PM

If you have any DeWalt factory repair stores near you, I would check there first. Last time I was in the one in Raleigh it had a factory refurb w/full warrantee for $430 but it had no infeed/outfeed tables.

Good luck

-- -JimmyC...Clayton,NC- "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"

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#11 posted 04-24-2009 08:56 PM

JimmyC, how long ago was that you saw one at the DeWalt Service Center? The one here in Milwaukee used to sell factory reconditioned machines but they stopped. I talked to one of the guys I know that works there asking why they stopped and he said retailers were complaining that they were competing with them them so they had to stop. I just called and asked if they had a refurb’d 735 and I talked to the same guy and got the same story, they’re not allowed to sell refurb’d machines. I mentioned your post and he stuck to his story.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#12 posted 04-24-2009 09:17 PM

I have been looking at the 735 myself. Lots of posts from about a year ago saying it was a $400-500 planer and now $650 in the stores? Did they change something on it or just jack up the price?

-- "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit." ---Aristotle

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#13 posted 04-24-2009 10:01 PM

It was always in the $500-$550 price range in stores around me, then it got into the high 500 range. I bought it I think at the Woodcraft store on some sale, or with a coupon to get it under $500. It hasn’t changed to the best of my knowledge, the price just went up. It’s kinda pricey IMO at $649. But, I still would consider buying it knowing that it leaves a really smooth finish, but I’d wait for one of Woodcraft’s 10% sales, at least that’d save $65.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#14 posted 04-24-2009 11:59 PM

I’ve had my 735 for about 5 yrs and love it, I agree with the others unless its a really good deal I’d buy new =Used ones don’t usually come with a warrenty and is As Is.
Sometimes its not worth the $$$ saved if it comes with alot of head aches!!

On the blades their easy to change & easy to get for about $50 for a set of 3 and as another fellow LJS stated you can use the other side of the blades. If you get a nick in them (stager the blades/nicks) just move them a little to one side then the next blade to the other side (a little ) this should solve the problem untill it nicks again then move them a little again = you can prolong the usage of the blades (I do this with my jointer also).

If you have Questions just ask… :o)

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#15 posted 04-25-2009 04:12 AM

Blankman, if I can recall correctly, it was at the end of summer/ beginning of Fall. I didn’t think anything about because when I was in NJ (3 years ago) I always bought refurbs from those stores. Maybe they don’t sell here anymore either, I dunno. Next time I’m out that way, I’ll check. I wonder what they do with there factory Refurbs if they can’t sell ‘em.

-- -JimmyC...Clayton,NC- "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"

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