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Is there a difference in the 735 and 735x? I googled it and I don't even see that there are two models, but then I'll read an article and it says 735x...anyone (Stick?) Know if there is a difference?

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FWIW...
leave the 734 on store shelf...
 

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from what I read I'd think so but I'd need to drive it for some time before I'd say w/ conviction..
 

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I've got the DW733 which is the forerunner of the 734. It has 2 blades instead of the 3 and has a vertical handle for raising/lowering the cutter head as opposed to the DW734 that has a knob on the top which I assume would be slightly easier to operate. The DW733 is single speed, DW734 2 speed, not sure what for.

I love my 733, hasn't had snipe from the moment I got it, has infeed and outfeed tables, and leaves the wood perfect, if I remember to plane the correct way along the grain.
 

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the 735 and the 735x and basically the same unit. The X is a package deal. Comes with a extra set of knives and in/out-feed tables. The blades are nice, but the tables are a must have....IMHO
 

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Thanks for clearifying the X designation. It's the package I recently got. Sold off my Makita lunchbox, which was OK, but nothing like the 735.
 

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As has been mentioned, the 735 x is the package deal. Take it for the little bit extra. It is well worth the money. The input and output tables alone are worth the difference. But the extra blades are an add on. Good Product, for me, at least. The tables help the snipe issue, I feel. Also, the tables are a real help when you are planing by your self as you can reach around and get your board with out ever having to get close to the machine.
 

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The comparison shown by Stick is right on, plus, for the extra 50 dollars at Home Depot, 599 and 649, the tables and extra blades are worth the upgrade.
 

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As a thought, I have had a 734 for about 6-7 years, and have ran a lot of wood through it without issue. Still on the first set of knives. I typically take a pass of about 1/64-1/32. Creates good results, and doesn't over heat the knives causing them to go dull prematurely. The reviews at the time put both the 734 and 735 an equal footing. If you are budget minded, the 734 is a great alternative to the 735.
 

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I got the 735 a few months ago, complete with the tables and extra blades. A great machine. I adjusted the tables first off and never any snipe. They've taken to calling it X now. When I got it, it was just "complete with". $625 late winter. A sale, I think.
 

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My 735 came from Rockler, including tables, extra set of blades and the DeWalt mobility stand. It was about $650. Wonderful machine. I think trimming off 1/32 nd at a time is plenty. Planing is not a contest to see how much sawdust you can make. And the more you take off, the more wear and tear on the blades. You can upgrade the blades, even get a spiral head, but I'll be very happy with the standard blades.

If I were running a serious shop, I'd likely pop for a wide Powermatic, but it would be overkill for me now.
 
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