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Dewalt DW735 sittin in the shop! Stared at it for almost half an hour last night before yankin it outta da box. Today I connect it to the grid and check it out. That makes 3 hunks of yellow in the shop now.
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Yellow is addicting isn't it? I recently bought a non-yellow tool. The first thing I had to get over was how it wouldn't go with all the yellow hand tools in my shop. Dewalt knows what they are doing.
Happy planing!
Bob

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Thanks Bob, I have an early version of their cms, DW705, if memory serves, and their plate joiner, DW682 , and now the new planer. They stand out vividly amongst all the Delta 'gray' tho.
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I have the DW734, as I could not pony up the extra $100+ to get the 735. However, blade setup is same. Wood comes out SLICK with very little to no sanding required. The 735 finishing speed is twice that of the 734, so I cannot even imagine the final feel. Let us know your experience with the 735..

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C Carruth wrote:

The DW735 has two feed rates, one at 96 CPI at the slower feed rate and the second at 79 CPI at the faster feed rate. Your DW734's single speed has a cut rate of 96 CPI, so the DW735's best output would be the same as your planer.
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"2" is 179cpi, the 'slower feed rate', the dw734 will only do 96cpi. From what I have read, i have yet to test it, 96cpi is plenty smooth. I think i have it straight. . .<s>
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SwampBug wrote:

The two speeds for the DW735 are 96 CPI and 76 CPI. See:
http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/tool_detail.asp?productIDY35
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Gotta be a typo as it makes no sense! The manual and this from the Dewalt site(cut and pasted) says the following; (not second paragraph)
Press Release New DEWALT Thickness Planer Features Three Blades, Two Speeds for One Great Finish
BALTIMORE, Sept. 2003 - DEWALT has introduced a new two-speed benchtop thickness planer with fan-assisted chip ejection, automatic carriage lock, and a unique three-knife cutter head that produces an extra smooth finish with virtually no snipe.
Designed for skilled woodworkers, millwork specialists, professional cabinet shops and furniture makers, the DEWALT DW735 is a 13-inch planer that combines a two-speed gearbox with a three-knife cutter head to remove material at 96 or 179 cuts-per-inch, nearly double the rate of current units on the market.
The two-speed setting features a "dimensioning" speed for faster material removal, and a "finishing" speed for a slower final pass to avoid tear-out, even on tough-to-plane figured woods. To minimize the board movement that causes snipe, the DW735 has a built-in carriage lock that engages automatically when the wood is in place, so there's no lever to raise and lower before each pass. In addition, the DW735 has a solid 19 -inch cast aluminum base that provides twice the rigidity of traditional folding tables for maximum material support.
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SwampBug wrote:

You're not going to believe a press release, are you? ;-)
I took a look at a number of different sites and most list the speeds you indicate. There are only a few that list the speeds as I indicated by citing the DeWalt figures on their web site. I've sent an email to DeWalt's tech support to find out what the actual speeds are. When I here from them, I'll post the information.
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That is one of several *TYPO* ERRORS in the description on the web-site.
96 and 179 are the _correct_ values.
(cutterhead rpm * 3 blades / linear feed rate)
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The unit itself selects the 'finish' speed for 179cpi at Speed Selector position "1" rather than "2" as is stated in the manual. It seems as tho the Speed Selector conforms to actual speed/cpi designation. It is an unbelievably smooth finish at either setting but noticeably better at 179cpi(pos "1") At first pass I noticed an apparent 'mark' indicating sniping action but could not feel or measure any. Once the docs are straightened out it will be nice but from what little experience I have with this and any planer, this is one NICE piece of iron(and plastic)! The typos are, at least to me, still unsettling!
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SwampBug wrote:
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I received a reply from DeWalt concerning their DW735 speeds. Here is their reply:
"The correct information is 96 and 179, it is a misprint on our web site and we are working to get that fixed."
-- Jack Novak Buffalo, NY - USA
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Thanks, they have yet to answer my inquiry.
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Will do, if I can ever get off this PC today, , ,bill paying time etc! <s>
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<<That makes 3 hunks of yellow in the shop now.>>
Four, if you count that puddle on the floor. <g>
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Puddles don't count as a "hunk". And we use bathrooms here! <g>
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In rec.woodworking

Congrats! I just uncrated my DW733. I'd given up on getting one at Lowes clearance price of $239 when the last one went at my local Lowes. Today, a week or so later, I happened to stop in the Lowes by work and there it was, the last one :)
Unlike others, I couldn't get the manager down to $199 but at $239, it is still a great price. Just to see what it could do, I fed it 8" wide maple talking 1/8" cuts and it slowed a bit but made the cut. I'm very pleased.
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sounds like a great little tool! Have fun!
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I made my cuts at 12 1/4" wide and 1/32 deep and It almost killed the motor. Brand new blades BTW. I think the blade set is screwy.
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Which planer. . .?
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