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Forum topic by Clarkswoodworking posted 04-25-2018 06:58 AM 1118 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2018 06:58 AM

I found a great deal on a new in box Dewalt 735
Going to pick it up tomorrow
Anyone own one and have anything to say about them

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#1 posted 04-25-2018 11:15 AM

It’s a great machine!!! I would suggest you remove the cover and re-tighten all the blade screws….more than one person has had them back out and it’s not pretty. One other thing, when I was building my shop I used to just roll it outside and run it. When it gets really cold out the rollers don’t want to feed right. Nothing wrong with the planer and you probably will never do like me and try to plane boards when it’s in the 30’s, just a tip.
I got the roll away stand and the wing extensions, definitely worth the extra.

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#2 posted 04-25-2018 11:27 AM

It is a great machine. I find that 1/2 turn (1/32”) at a time gives the best results and doesn’t bog down the dust blower. If you hook this up to a DC system you can add a garbage can collector right out of the planer and it will collect most of the dust/chips. Dewalt said the blower can push 250 cfm without the adapter and 195 cfm with the adapter. As msinc said – the infeed/outfeed wing extensions are a must, and the stand is nice as well. The planer is frequently sold as a package with the wings, base stand, and an extra set of blades.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 04-25-2018 12:11 PM

I agree that this is a great planer and that having the rolling stand and the wing extensions are very useful. When you use it, especially for the first few times, pay particular attention to the level of dust collected in your dust collection system. I didn’t and overfilled it once. That took an hour or two to clean and I had to disassemble my dust collector to do it. At least I’ve not made THAT mistake again!

Thanks you, msinc, the tip on the blade screws. I hadn’t done that, and didn’t have any trouble, but will check it before I use it next.

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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#4 posted 04-25-2018 12:21 PM

Many dont realize the blades can be resharpened. There is a limit – only small nicks and general dullness can be honed back to life, since they are self locating. I copied the Duelen holder and use sandpaper on a flat surface.

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#5 posted 04-25-2018 12:26 PM

I couldn’t be happier with mine after 3 months of good use. It’s loud but seems very efficient.You won’t be disappointed

-- Randy

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#6 posted 04-25-2018 01:06 PM

It will be even better if you get a spiral cutter for it!

-- .. heyoka ..

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#7 posted 04-25-2018 01:41 PM

I bought one 2 weeks ago after posting a question about it here. I was concerned because of some negative reviews. I am blown away by what a great planer it is. You will appreciate it! I didn’t buy the wings I built 4’ infeed and outfeed tables.

-- David, Kentucky

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#8 posted 04-25-2018 02:46 PM

whats a good deal ? ? ? just so i can tell if you suck or not LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#9 posted 04-25-2018 05:18 PM

I own a 734. My advice would be to get the 1/2” x 1/2” foam window strip material…the kind with the peel and stick adhesive. The planer comes with the stuff attached where you remove a plastic cover to change the blades. It is a dust barrier. Problem is it gets smashed down pretty good over time. I replace the foam every time I remove the cover. A spool of it should last some time as you will only use about 6 or 8 inches of it.

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#10 posted 04-25-2018 05:26 PM

I’ve had mine for about 2 years and have planed a lot of wood with it. It is certainly the best of the tabletop machines. As Earl pointed out 1/32” is about the maximum cut you will want to take. It produces a beautiful surface finish with fresh blades. I think you will be happy with it.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#11 posted 04-25-2018 07:39 PM


whats a good deal ? ? ? just so i can tell if you suck or not LOL :<))


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#12 posted 04-25-2018 07:40 PM

I am sitting on a McDonald’s Parking lot now waiting for him to show up !

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#13 posted 04-25-2018 11:50 PM

Another 735 owner here. No complaints and I also prefer to make shallow cuts at the slower feed rate. And yeah, new blades make for very smooth surfaces.

I make use of the strong blower to blow chips straight into a filter bag. No DC involved. Pretty sure I got this idea from someone else here on LJ’s. In any case, here’s what mine setup looks like.

-- Clin

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#14 posted 04-26-2018 12:36 AM

I run a Shelix head in mine because I mill a lot of figured hardwood. I was chewing through blades like they were bubblegum. Most people say the stock knives work just fine. I think that’s probably true if you mill a hundred B.F. or so per year. I was spending too much on replacement blades, so the Shelix made more sense for me.

Good luck with the new tool.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#15 posted 04-26-2018 01:53 AM

Good luck with it Scott. I’m still available to do some resawing for you if needed.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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