I had to go into the city tonight for a hockey game. I decided to go a little early to hit HD to check out their mitre saw stands (another thread).
I noticed they were clearing out a bunch of seasonal junk as well as some tools. They had the DeWalt 12 1/2" planer (DW734) on sale at $349 down from $399. Big deal I thought.
Then I went over to the tool section and saw the same planer marked down to $260. This is when it got interesting. So I counted their stock and they have 3 in boxes that I could see plus the one display model on the shelf.
So it's decision time for me tonight. What would you guys do? I don't have a planer now, but if I wait a year to get one, I'll probably be paying $600 for the 13" DeWalt or $1000+ for a 15" unit.
Should be an easy decision, shouldn't it? Question is, is the DW734 worth buying or should the $260 be put towards a bigger/better/newer model?