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Forum topic by RedTex posted 09-09-2019 12:25 AM 778 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RedTex

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09-09-2019 12:25 AM

So I have been looking for a planer for the last 3-4 months or so. Obsessive checking of CL and eBay. I’m not really sure what I’ve been holding out for, some amazing deal under the $500-650 range. It never came. It’s my first planer and I’m going with a new dw735x. They are being sold on eBay right now (new ) for $549 incl taxes and shipping. I emailed my local Woodcraft about a price match. They are giving me the planer and the dewalt stand for $599 out the door. Seems like a good deal to me. I guess I’m writing this post to see if anyone can convince me to keep holding out for something else.

I’ve was also seriously considering the Makita. The 20 less decibels is honestly quite appealing (despite the fact I’ll be wearing protection). But it loses out in every other category.

Also thought about the Cutech and the new “spiral” head Grizzly which I think is $699, so definitely upper end of budget.


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EarlS

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#1 posted 09-09-2019 12:28 AM

I’d check Amazon as well as Northern Tool and maybe Rockler if they have a deal going.

I just bought one and I think that is about the same price I paid at Home Depot online.

Keep an eye on shipping and taxes from any of these places. You might not be able to get one without paying state taxes but you should be able to avoid any shipping cost if you look around.

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

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TimInIndiana

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#2 posted 09-09-2019 12:34 AM

The DW735X is currently listed for $540 on Amazon. It has sold new for as low as $400 on Amazon within the past couple of years (and we’ve seen it around $450 a few times in the same time frame).

In my experience it’s a great machine. I have heard some complaints about blade longevity however.

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Andybb

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#3 posted 09-09-2019 12:37 AM

Nothing wrong with that deal as long as it includes the infeed and outfeed tables. You can usually find them for $575 including the tables. I have an old Delta lunchbox that works just fine but the thing I think is cool about the 735’s is that they actively blow the chips out of the exhaust rather than them having to be sucked out.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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GaryCK

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#4 posted 09-09-2019 02:17 AM

Go for it. I’ve had the DW735X for almost three years and love it. +1 on the infeed and outfeed tables, which are included in that model. Another +1 for the stand. I bought that used and it is a great addition to the planer. $599 is a good price for the two of them. I’ve not seen significant sales on the planer in quite some time.

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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Kirk650

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#5 posted 09-09-2019 02:21 AM

I love mine, even with no indeed/outfeed tables. And I made my rolling stand.

When you change blades, use a sharpie to mark blade edge 1 and edge 2. Reduces confusion when you change blades or wonder if you already did.

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CaptainKlutz

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#6 posted 09-09-2019 04:24 AM

Sounds like an ok deal.
How long can you wait?

Have you heard about https://camelcamelcamel.com/ ?
They track pricng to know what best price might be. Can set price alerts for anything on Amazon, and sit back waiting for deal. It’s best way to catch those $450-$470 prices on Delta 735’s.

Something else not mentioned above is eBay deals/discounts. Occasionally ebay runs 4-8 hour sales for 10-20% everything, with $100 limit. Lowers planer pricing below Amazon’s best.

PS – We have a thread for shopping deals you might want to watch:
HOT DEALS 2.0: Coupons, Sales, Black Friday, eBay, Amazon, BORG, Zoro, Woodcraft, etc.
where folks post pricing deals. Any time fleabay or Amazon has a planer deal it usually gets posted.

Last but not least: For $500 you can buy a industrial 4 post 15” planer that makes 735 look like a toy?
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/tls/d/chandler-15-inch-planer/6963947974.html

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 09-09-2019 06:42 AM



Nothing wrong with that deal as long as it includes the infeed and outfeed tables.

- Andybb

This is an absolute with this machine. You can place it on any cabinet on wheels, so the stand isn’t such a need, but without the tables it’s an inferior machine.

-- Think safe, be safe

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DrakeP

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#8 posted 09-09-2019 10:52 AM

I bought my 735x on ebay around early December and it was $450 with free shipping.

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ruger

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#9 posted 09-09-2019 07:13 PM

lol.I have my 735 mounted on a flat wagon. in the summer I roll it outside and blow the chips into the woods. in cold weather I hook it to my dust collector in my walk out basement. I leave it on the wagon so I can move it out of my way as needed.

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Andybb

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#10 posted 09-09-2019 07:23 PM



lol.I have my 735 mounted on a flat wagon. in the summer I roll it outside and blow the chips into the woods. in cold weather I hook it to my dust collector in my walk out basement. I leave it on the wagon so I can move it out of my way as needed.

- ruger


Now THAT is a great idea!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#11 posted 09-09-2019 08:29 PM

eBay regularly has this on sale for under $500. I got my 735x delivered for $400 with a coupon.

Rich

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#12 posted 09-09-2019 10:07 PM

I bought the makita 2012, and am happy with it. Makita is much more popular name-brand here in Spain; Dewalt are US imported, so more expensive.

I think the “decibels” thing is more marketing than anything else, you still need hearing protection, and when the machine is cutting its still loud enough for the neighbors to take notice.

The anti-snipe mechanism works very well, and that was a factor for me to buy this machine. But the most important factor was that eventhough there are only 2 cutters, you can rotate them and get twice as much cutting per set; whereas with the dewalt Im not sure this is the case?

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TimInIndiana

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#13 posted 09-10-2019 12:04 PM


Have you heard about https://camelcamelcamel.com/ ?
They track pricng to know what best price might be. Can set price alerts for anything on Amazon, and sit back waiting for deal. It s best way to catch those $450-$470 prices on Delta 735 s.

Unfortunately, CCC has known issues with tracking prices on DeWalt tools. For example, it doesn’t show the $440 price from March 2018.

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