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Default Dewalt 735 planer - Is there another planer to consider at this price point?

The Dewalt 735X for $600 from Amazon. My research so far has found nothing to compare to the Dewalt at this price.

Any tips on this Dewalt? Is there another planer I've not considered?

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We upgraded from the 733 to the 735 a little over a year ago and it is a far better planer than the older models. I would still be using the 733, though, if it hadn't given up the ghost. I looked at full-size stand alone planer in the 15" size - Grizzly, PM, Delta, etc. - and just couldn't justify the extra $$$$ for just two more inches capacity. We don't have the floor space for an 18" or 20" so the next best thing was the 735 and that fits neatly under the tablesaw extension.

I've been planing Walnut a lot in the last week and have emptied the HF dust collector bag twice, so for a small two-car garage shop that's a lot of planing. The 735 just grins and says, 'More, give me more!'

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Years ago a friend upgraded, and I got his old planer, for just the cost of shipping, around $50 if I recall right. And it still does its job just just fine. Doubt you'll find a deal like that one tho.

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The 735 has won every lunch box planer test since they came out with it. The 734 keeps coming in 2nd but there is a Rigid that ties it which might be the same tool in a different color.

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I've looked at floor models like Jet, but I can't justify the price of those at this time for no clear advantage above what the Dewalt can do, particularly for the price.

Plus, this model seems to be used by hobbyists and pros alike with good results.

I wish I could find an 8" jointer this good and at this price point.

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The 735 is a terrific planer and I think you will like it. I have seen package deals for right at 600 that includes the stand and extra blades.
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Well, I just ordered it. Comes with the in-and-out-feed tables and another set of blades. Decided to order the stand for it as well.

Amazon says it will be here Thursday.

Since I'm still recovering from surgery I'll get a neighbor to help me get it on the stand. That will cost me though. Every time my neighbor helps me he charges me a bowl of homemade pinto beans and cornbread.

I'm happy to oblige.

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The big difference between that and a floor standing model is depth of cut. The King I have which is sold under many other names including I think Jet will take a 1/8" cut per pass. It's bigger and more robust with more power. Mine runs on 220. I've run 20' rough lumber through it and one of the reasons I wanted it is I have access to lots of rough lumber here which would wind up working a small planer too hard. I'd love to upgrade to a Byrd spiral segmented head but it's worth as much as the rest of the planer. It might still be an option for you but the reviews are pretty good with straight knives too. I get some pretty bad tearout with the white birch I run through mine.
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Good choice. Love my 735, which replaced a 12 inch, two bladed Makita. Don't use it enough towarrent a spiral cutter. It sure does toss out a lot of chips!
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BTW, consider getting the Wixey WR510 Digital Planer Readout, pretty easy to set up and you get very precise control of thickness.

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