I need a new planer and am interested in the Dewalt DW735. I noticed a
selling reconditioned units. They seem to be going like hotcakes. I
actually tried to bid on several but the bidding was so intense and
competitive during the last 2 minutes of the auction that I got nervous
that it was some sort of scam.
What's the deal? Why so many reconditioned units on the market? I
don't see Delta or others selling like this. Is there a problem with
the DW735? Should I save my money for the Delta 22-580?
probably because dewalt has a recondition seller program. I bought a
reconditioned saw from a company on itnernet. it was reconditioned in
Mexico. I also bought a reconditioned bosch drill a while back on ebay.
I wonder if this means they fail a lot :P
You can check the ratings of folks on ebay as well as see closed
auctions for a product to see what they are going for.
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor
My guess is that it has more to do with which retailers move a quantity
of DeWalts vs. Deltas or the others. And... at least one of those
retailers is the Orange Borg (aka Home Depot). It's fairly common
knowledge that a number of our upstanding fellow citizens buy something
like this, use it for a small project and then return it to the store
for a refund, citing, "It doesn't quite fit my needs - you may credit my
The retailer is then obligated to return it to DeWalt who cleans it up,
replaces used items, repackages and then sends it to retailers of
I think you are right in this one, Owen. I have bought several
Bostitch guns that were recons, and two of them looked like they have
never been fired.
In fact, I was looking for a compressor to replace one that is making
its death rattles and stumbled onto a site that had an 18 ga and 15 ga
nailer with a nice lug around compressor delivered for less than $200.
I was thinking I would spend about $200+ on the compressor alone so I
bit on the deal.
These were recons, but you would never know it. The 15 ga didn't even
have a scuff on the nose, but it had about 200 brads missing from the
box. That was it. The 18 gauge looked as if it had never been used at
all, and so did the compressor. (The shipper mashed the plastic
cowling, so Bostitch is shipping a new one free).
I suspect that DeWalt does as Bostitch and lets out lots of recons out
for bid on places like UBID, etc. I know that the DeWalt rep here said
that they had tons of that stuff and were working to get rid of it
since they couldn't resell as new. LIberal return policies (remember
when you didn't even need a receipt at Home Depot?) and dishonest
customers have to make up a large part of this "recon" market that is
getting bigger and bigger.
On 3 Feb 2006 07:16:53 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
I buy reconditioned by choice...
Just a personal theory, but with QC being so poor lately, it's my feeling that
the recon units might get checked a bit more before being "cretified"..YMWV
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I bought my DW735 new, and the blades that came with it were junk - after
just one or two passes of a pine 2"x4"x4', the blades would start leaving
ridges. From reviews on Amazon, I think other people ran into the same
problem. I called DeWalt, and they shipped me two brand-new (and non-junk)
sets of blades. Mabye other people returned the DW735 instead.
Michael White "To protect people from the effects of folly is to
fill the world with fools." -Herbert Spencer
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