DeWalt DW735 Planer Info.
I am a new member here and since I am about to "officially" retire from my home (office) based business after 22 years, I have been reading a lot lately about the various machinery purchases which I will require to set-up a woodworking workshop in my garage.
I recently found an ad for a new DW735 planer still in the box, it has been used a couple of times only. The person received it as a gift but finds it too large at 13". The owner wants $525.00 for it but I offered $445.
My question : Is $445. too much for this unit seeing that it would likely not be covered under the Mfgr's warranty, and Busy Bee had it advertized in their 2008 Winter Specials Flyer at a promotional price of $525 + a free chip collector valued at $79.99. Is this unit reliable and not prone to failures? Has anybody experienced any serious repairs?
I own the 735 and find it to work very well. As in all planners it is noisy. Mine came with the same chip collector kit and work well. I virtually had no set up, just the stand I purchased with it. I guess you could say it is a plug and play toy.
You will need some form of out feed pick-up roller for it.
I bought mine at Busy Bee 2 years ago, and still humming.
Good Luck hope this helps.
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echo the other comments - have had mine for 7-plus years
no problem. Broke the belt (my fault) and Dewalt service showed me how to install new one no problem. Excellent machine - noisier than heck as are all such.
- Structural framing specialist.
I would say that's a fair offer (to the buyer and seller) on a very good model of planer. These have been very trouble free but wrt warranty, I would see if you can get the original bill of sale from the seller along with the unit. Unless it's stipulated in the warranty that it applies only to the 'original owner', they may honor it for you unless the guy registered it.
Originally Posted by Yvan in Welland
You will likely want the chip collector if you are connecting to a dust collector ( this unit has a chip blower built in), and the in/out feed tables (@ $75). It a heavy brute so most people park it on a cart of some sort. It has 3 blades which are reversible when the first side gets dull. A while ago there were some complaints about relatively short blade life but haven't heard much lately. They are about $60 a set.
Unless you do a heck of a lot of planing, these units can last a long time and a lot of board feet of lumber.
Yvan: I think I would be a little suspicious of the "too big" reason for selling because in my opinion, none of the bench top planers are actually that large. Planers start getting big at 15". Take someone knowledgeable with you & run a few boards through it to make certain that there is nothing fundamently wrong with it before you hand over & $ 445.
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