Several people mentioned ordering the three knife Dewalt planers
recently. I was just wondering how you like them. I have had good and
not so good experiences with Dewalt, but if this planer works like it
should I think I want one.
Mine has not seen a whole lot of use yet, The surface finish is da
bomb. I've planed a few feet of beech with it. Still haven't tamed all
the snipe, I added the accessory tables with some help, but still a bit
I've not made a sled for thin stuff, so when I tried some 13/16" 3/16"
inch pieces, they were pretty torn up. they flex so much from the feed
rollers and the head. I also didn't pay attention to direction that
A fellow woodworker I recently meet has used his extensively and still
Just rec'd my "Xmas present" last weekend from SWMBO. Got it setup and
hooked to my dust collection system and thought I'd put it to the test right
away. While first cuts are bound to look the best since the blades are still
sharp, I was extremely impressed with the quality of the cut. Planed some
maple and some jatoba for starters. Then went for a 2 foot long piece of
gnarly looking curly maple that I had resawed a while back and never cleaned
up. Took it down to 1/4 inch on the fine cutting setting and the finish was
incredible. No snipe, super smooth finish. Overall appears to be a quality
After 15+ years with an original Ryobi AP10 planer, this is quite a change.
Have to say, the old Ryobi was still doing it's job even after all this
Gary in KC
Thanks. I'm in the final decision mode on the 734 (new for about $280
delivered) vs the 735 (refurb, about $400 delivered). BTW, especially in
light of your no-snipe comment, do you have the not-included $50/pr.
extension tables? TIA. -- Igor
Yeah, I also have the tables, but I've heard others on here comment they run
just fine without them. I like the convenience of having the table
extensions when running a lot of long boards.
Gary in KC
I got the 735 a little over a year ago. Ran like a charm for the 1st 7-8
months and then I got big time snipe. It went from no snipe, to big gouges.
I tried everything short of taking it in with no luck. A week before the
warranty expired I finally took it in to the service center. When I went
back they gave me a new machine. The tech said he couldn't figure it out
and didn't have time to keep looking for the problem so I got me a nice
shiny new machine again. The new one runs great.
Too late. I got tagged for $459 on it. So I simply don't read the posts
from folks who paid less.
Kind'a like when I get into the office.
Take the phone off the hook.
Take the battery out'a the pager.
And shutdown Outlook.
Man, are those days so much easier to cope with.
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