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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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I am currently looking at the DW735 and would appreicate any input that you might like to share. How often do you need to change blades? I am planing to make interior and exterior doors for a hobby, and wondered if anyone has kept track of the life span, or course taking into consideration the type of wood being planed. What are your thoughts on a rehabed unit from the factory?
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Greetings Ron and welcome to the router forum. The DW 735, from what I hear from those who own them, is great and frankly wish I had one. My brother in law in Houston has one and uses it all the time, always buys rough-cut lumber, he says the blades hold up real well, that is baring trash in the wood.

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I have a 735 and love it. I can set it for 3/4" and when the wheel doesn't turn down, I get 3/4" out the back of it.
Depending on the stock you run, and how much, the blades can last a couple months or so before flipping them over. I recommend buying an extra set. If you just have small nicks, you can loosen 2 of them and slide 1 right and 1 left to help with lines in the wood. I usually take a cabinet scraper to it when done anyway. Only takes a few minutes.
For a lunchbox planer, the 735 seems to be the new standard.

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None of our members have listed complaints on this unit. That said even the 12" Delta models perform well. Just don't try to run a thickness planer or a jointer without dust collection.

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Thank you for your response it help make a decision easier
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