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just before the dw 735 planer came out i bought a dw 733 new. it was the display so i got a good deal onit.

ive used it a little, but planed some cherry and cedar awhile back. i knew the knives were dull, but put off changing knives as i had never done it.

well i just changes the knives and it wasnt hard to do! like duck soup as someone around here says,lol.

even though i have the manual, lots of times it easier for these old eyes to use a pdf on the pc, then print out the pages i want and take to shop.

im probably the only one that has this problem.

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just before the dw 735 planer came out i bought a dw 733 new. it was the display so i got a good deal onit.

ive used it a little, but planed some cherry and cedar awhile back. i knew the knives were dull, but put off changing knives as i had never done it.

well i just changes the knives and it wasnt hard to do! like duck soup as someone around here says,lol.

even though i have the manual, lots of times it easier for these old eyes to use a pdf on the pc, then print out the pages i want and take to shop.

im probably the only one that has this problem.
I have to do it that way...
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I just acquired a used Dewalt DW734 from a young man that I believe only ran a couple dozen boards through. He told me that the blades were dull and had to be replaced, so I ordered some replacement blades for it and in the mean time I built a stand for it so I won't have to set it up every time I want to use it as it weighs 80#. While waiting for the blades to arrive I tested the planer after I got it set up on its new place. Turned out the planer didn't need anything but a dusting. I'm very pleased with its performance. Just for the record, I'm very new at this wood working stuff.
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I purchased the DW734 this past Spring, and it is a great tool. Just remember to double and triple check the board for metal.
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I bought a DW734 about 4 years ago. After a year or so, I started looking around for blades and got some off of eBay for $28+shipping. Later I found out that the blades are reverseable. Still on the original blades but need to change since I have found 'metal'.

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There are a few things you can do for the ridge that is created when there is a nick in the knives. The first method would be to use a scraper and scrape it off then sand it smooth. This works well, but can be very labor intensive if there is a large number of boards. AN easier way is once you get the board to the desired thickness, run the board through again only offset it. I have also turned the board end to end to make sure the ridge is on the opposite side from the nick, and this too will get the ridge out.

What you need to make sure is that the knives are properly aligned (very easy to do on the 734) and the height lock is engaged. I have successfully used this method recently planing an 8' Poplar board, with no after ridge.
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Slide the nicked knive ever slightly to 1 side or the other,problem solved.
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Slide the nicked knive ever slightly to 1 side or the other,problem solved.
That's what I did with my DW735, only I slid them all the way over to the slot end.
That was before I bought a Byrd head for it.

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