I agree, it's a great planer. Mine is about 10 years old now and I'm very happy with it, but don't expect to carry it very far, even though it has handles on it. That sucker is heavy!!!
I do all of my planning outside my shop and have very little space to store the planer inside. To solve both problems I bought a miter saw/planer stand that folds into a hand truck shape with the planer still attached. I store it in the corner of my shop standing on it's end and wheel it outside when I want to plane something. Gas cylinders in the stand help to lift it to working height where it latches in place. When finished using it, I lift the stand slightly and unlatch it, then lower it down into the laying down hand truck configuration, pick up the handle and wheel it back into my shop where I again leave it standing on end in the corner. The stand that I have is a Delta, but the DeWalt version now out seems to be the same design, but better built than my Delta version. It's a DWX726. I have the exhaust hose chip collection accessory with the fabric barrel cover and it works very well (if the draw string keeps it on the barrel), but when I last checked, these were no longer available. It's the DW7353. They are worth every penny if you don't have a shop chip collection system or do your planning outside like I do.
I had to make a plywood adapter plate to go between my Delta stand and my 735 planer because the mounding hole patterns didn't match. I made it from 3/4" birch cabinet plywood, drilled holes in it to match both hole patterns and then bolted it into place. The T slot rails on the Delta stand were too close together for the mounting hole pattern of the planer, but they are probably right for mounting a miter saw. The adapter was an easy fix and it works well. The DeWalt DWX726 stand may not need this.
Central North Carolina
Last edited by CharleyL; 12-03-2016 at 10:21 AM.