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I have been looking to get a planer. I have been thinking about the Dewalt 735X. I have seen great reviews on this site as well as other places. I then saw the Makita 2012NB. I am looking to use this for general use as well as for nicer work. I have also thought about spending more for a Grizzly. It might be nice to have a larger planer, but cash is tight. Any thoughts?
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FWIW - We had a DeWalt 733 that I had for 20 years until the motor gave out. We replaced it with the 735 and it is a great machine. I wanted a larger planer but we just don't have the room in our little two-car garage shop.

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I had a 735, and sold it ,replaced it with a 3hp.Delta 15", which I lost in the fire. Now I have 12" CUtech with a spiral cutter head, really like it. It seems quieter and gives a glass smooth finish.


My cousin has a 735 for sale, it is in new /used condition.

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I had a 735, and sold it ,replaced it with a 3hp.Delta 15", which I lost in the fire. Now I have 12" CUtech with a spiral cutter head, really like it. It seems quieter and gives a glass smooth finish.


My cousin has a 735 for sale, it is in new /used condition.

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Herb what are your thoughts about the differences between the 735x and the Cutech? Do you know how much your cousin is looking for the 735?
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I have the 735X and love it. BUT, if Herb says the Cutech is a good one, I would definitely consider it. You'd save $100, or so. Herb knows his stuff.
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I've got one that starts with a D, don't recall which one. Got it free from a friend who was getting a larger one. All it cost me was shipping. Have had it for years and years and works very well. I would suggest starting with craigslist. Never know what you will run across on there. Might check yard sales also. Auctions, if they have any in your area. Last, I would check eBay. Understand, these are all used machines. Mine is the only one I have ever owned, and it does just what I want and need, so no worry about another unless mine dies.
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Had and sold a Makita. It was OK, but doesn't compare to the 735 I replaced the Makita with. It changes what you can do with premium wood.
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I have been looking to get a planer. I have been thinking about the Dewalt 735X. I have seen great reviews on this site as well as other places. I then saw the Makita 2012NB. I am looking to use this for general use as well as for nicer work. I have also thought about spending more for a Grizzly. It might be nice to have a larger planer, but cash is tight. Any thoughts?
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Have you considered spending just a bit more money and getting a machine that will basically not wear out?

Wood Master Tools has 3 models to choose from and are excellent, long lasting machines.
Models available are the following:
12 inch model 712
18 inch model 718
25 inch model 725

I have had the model 718 since about 1991 and have used it a lot, both as a planer and moulder.
I also have the model 725 with the Helical head for about 15 years. Both have and are serving me well.

They are easy to maintain and up keep is minimal.
I know you want to watch the budget like the rest of us but... they are great machines and this is my 2 cents worth of feed back.

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I have the 725...
close to 3 decades of trouble free abuse...
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Very happY with my 735. They do come on sale at Rockler with a stand etc. now and again.
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