How do you like your new Dewalt planer?

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.
TIA, PDX David
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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 there.
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 day.. :)
A fellow woodworker I recently meet has used his extensively and still loves it.
Alan
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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 machine. 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 time.
Gary in KC

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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 13:31:39 GMT, "Gary A in KC"

Which model DW do you have?
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The 735. Like it a lot but haven't put it through any "real world" testing yet.
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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 18:41:38 GMT, "Gary A 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
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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.
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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.
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I have the DW735. Am darned-near-snipe-free and the finish is awesome.
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Ditto. Don't pay more than $400 w/o tax. Buy an extra set of blades - they seem to nick easily. Save your $$ on the extension tables and get a LV roller stand.
JP
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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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