Patience is sweet
I have been contemplating a new planer purchase for several months, looking on e-bay, amazon, craigslist and the like. In all my wanderings, and yes, even to pawn shops, I could only find DW 734's or similar planers. I had my heart set on a DW 735.
While browsing yesterday, I found a 735 that was 6 months old and rarely used. It had infeed and outfeed tables with it. Called the gentleman and set up the meeting. Drove 1 1/2 hours to his shop and drowled all over his equipment and what he called his scrap wood. Hardwood. Cherry, poplar, oak, walnut in 12" x 10 ' lengths. Sweet.
Anyway, I was able to buy the planer, tables, and rolling stand for $350. What made it sweeter was the fact that I had the money for such a deal for the first time in years to be able to jump when the time presented itself.