Re: Dewalt dw735
I agree with Matt the old cast Taiwanese machine can be quite good. I have a 20 inch Toolex and I like it a lot, which is saying something because the last Planner i used (for decades) was 24 inch Delta monster. The offshore unit seem to follow the same two design, motor on top and belt driven motor below. IMO the bottom mount is a better design. I don't have any experience with the Chinese clones of the same designs, although some of the Chinese stuff doesn't seem as well made.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.