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12-31-2018 01:18 AM

I am ready to pull the trigger on a planer and the Dewalt 735x seems to be a good choice for my needs/budget. I see posts where people mention them occasionally going on sale for $400-$425 but I haven’t seen anything like that. Best I’ve seen is $500 for the 735 (not the X). I live in town with Grizzly and they sell the 735x for $599 but they give you a free Dewalt planer stand which is normally like $150. Since this is only $50 more than the cheapest mail-order 735x I can find (and which doesn’t have a stand) I was thinking this is a pretty good deal. But I don’t ever see anybody mentioning buying it from Grizzly when this comes up so am I missing a better deal somewhere else?

Thanks for reading!
Jeff


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#1 posted 12-31-2018 02:14 AM

Jeff,

You are probably good. Get the stand, it is worth it. There are some outliers but that is not as common as you would think. $400-425 is probably used or some special %-off deal or when ebay has their 15% off random sale. I bought mine when a Dewalt rep was at a local store and he gave me an extra 15% off as a promo, maybe it was $500-550 with the stand.

Get to making sawdust. You will be happy with it. Keep an eye on ebay for the Shelix. I was able to wait until they had a sale and got the head for $327 shipped. That was worth it for sure.

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#2 posted 12-31-2018 02:21 AM

Thanks for the reply, Brian!

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#3 posted 12-31-2018 04:49 AM

Ordered a 735x from Blain’s Farm and Fleet w/extra blades and 2 tables for $539 last week, free shipping and no tax. Was here in 3 days.

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#4 posted 12-31-2018 05:22 AM

I bought the 735X from Factory Authorized Outlet two years ago for $499.99 and got the mobile stand via Craigslist afterwards. The stand is absolutely worth it, though you could certainly build a mobile stand if you wanted. The infeed and outfeed tables are quite useful, too. The deal you describe from Grizzly seems worth it to me.

The planer is a great tool, by the way. I’ve been very pleased with mine.

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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#5 posted 12-31-2018 05:44 AM

The DeWalt planer stand is great. Very maneuverable and solid.

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#6 posted 12-31-2018 02:11 PM

Make sure that the ‘Low” prices include the in and outfeed tables and an extra set of knives. A lot of the low ball pricing does not.

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#7 posted 12-31-2018 02:30 PM

For $599 with the stand, that’s a good deal.

-- mrg

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#8 posted 12-31-2018 03:21 PM

I watched this planer a long time before buying one. $599 is about “standard” now for the planer (735x) only, without the stand.

Factory Authorized Outlet is one that will often put these on sale via eBay. If you get lucky the sale may be while eBay is offering a site-wide discount. That is usually when folks get the deals that you hear about that are so good. You’ll have to be patient and lucky. CPO Outlets is another one that commonly does good deals on this planer. And Amazon,seems to price track both as their prices more often than not match.

In the past year, the best deals I’ve gotten were in May when I picked up the 735X through Amazon for $449. In November I picked up another through FAO for $429.

I think if you actually want the stand and consider it a good value at $150, then at $600 you’re getting as good a deal through Grizzly as you can get.

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#9 posted 12-31-2018 04:09 PM

Thanks everyone!

Geeph, so you got a 735X, non-refurb, for $449 with amazon as the seller (not 3rd party on amazon)? If so, did they even list a reason for the huge ($150 off) price reduction at that time? I’ve checked CPO, they have it new for $549 or $499 for the refurb currently. That made the Grizzly package seem reasonable since it’s effectively $50 for the stand. Of course paying another $50 in sales tax sucks (which admittedly I’d have to do with amazon now too), but shipping on something like this worries me with damage and return headaches, etc.

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#10 posted 12-31-2018 06:11 PM

You likely don’t need to worry too much about shipping. The carton was well-designed and built and protected the planer quite well when mine was shipped to me. Returning would be more of a pain, to be sure, but I didn’t have a need to do so and I’ve not heard of anyone else saying that they need to. That does happen, however, given the availability of refurbished units.

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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#11 posted 12-31-2018 06:17 PM

Yes, purchased 735-X, brand new, non-refurb, Amazon as seller… I just double checked my order history to confirm. No reason for discount, but as I mentioned, they have systems in place that constantly scan other online stores for lowest price and then automatically adjust their prices accordingly. The price at Factory Authorized Online is currently $599; same as Amazon. Watch the next time it goes on sale at FAO and I’d bet that Amazon’s price will very quickly match.

I think the Grizzly deal is good and fair. You can do better on the planer alone if you don’t want or need the stand and if you have the patience and are a bit obsessive about checking the prices.

You may also avoid sales taxes by going through a retailer, like FAO, that doesn’t do business in your state (FAO only applies sales tax to CA and WA residents).

As for shipping, as Gary mentioned, these planers are packed well. They are surrounded by very thick Styrofoam insert; well protected. I wouldn’t expect shipping damage, but of course you never know. Final thought on shipping, other than failure right out of the box, any other issues will likely have to be resolved through DeWalt warranty, which includes 1 year of free service … and Dewalt has authorized service centers all over the place, so it’s still likely a local trip if you do happen to have an issue at some point.

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#12 posted 12-31-2018 08:24 PM

Pretty easy to build your own stand, I would look for the best deal w/o the stand.

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#13 posted 01-09-2019 03:32 PM

Well, snooze you lose I guess. I went to order yesterday and every single place is $50-$100 more than last week. Blain’s, CPO, Amazon, Grizzly… ugh! Guess I need to just watch it for a while now or suck it up and pay the extra.

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#14 posted 01-09-2019 04:30 PM

A lot of us grabbed them when eBay has a sale. I paid $400 for a 735x delivered last year.

Rich

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#15 posted 01-09-2019 04:33 PM

Amazon and eBay did the 735X for $399 last year for a very limited time. I missed the $399 deal but got $439 a couple of days later. These were new units, non refurb. Mine was shipped and sold by Amazon I believe.

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