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Thread: DW734 vs. DW735

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    DW734 vs. DW735

    Is there a big difference between these planers? There's a 734 on sale here locally....or should I wait for the 735.....the difference in price is about $300........
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    Go for it. The 734 is more than enough tool for what the average part time woodworker needs. I've had one for quite awhile. Planed several thousand bf of hard and soft wood with it. Just changed my blades for the first time last month.
    Last edited by Bob Gibson; 11-18-2010 at 06:24 PM.
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    The 735's biggest advantage is that it has a built in chip blower. If you don't have a DC unit it's a pretty nice feature.
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    I've run a 734 for years. Dad has the 735. I cannot tell the difference in surface but, the 735 is a heavier beast and boasts two speeds which is sweet. Even though I bought a Grizzly 15" spiral G0453Z I am keeping the DW734 too if that tells you anything. I get a lot of life out of the knives and they are double sided.

    The DW735 is an awesome machine but it overshot its price point somewhere around $400. Folks are willing to pay it so the price keeps going up, searching for that "no-go" point in the sky. The DW734 is getting up there too though ;-) Both have 3 knives. The 735 runs knives that some (not all) report poor life on. The 734 runs a larger knife but both machines knives are disposable.
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    I've had a 733 for quite a few years. It has done a great job, and is all the planer I've needed. [The 733 is very much like a 734, but has bulkier, resharpenable blades.]

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    for $300, get the 734
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    for $300, get the 734
    I agree. I have the 735 and it's a great planer but I was able to buy it used for $325 (or so, don't remember exactly). I wouldn't pay the $600 or so that it's selling for now.

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    I have the 735 and it has a lot of features that make it the great machine it is. Besides the great chip removal system, it has a dept of cut indicator. Fixed stop at 1/8",1/4",1/2",3/4",1", 1 1/8" to keep you from cutting to deep and weighs in a t just under 100 lbs. It also has the reversable blades. I am on my second set.
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    No mater what planer you have a DC system is pretty much a must. Plane 50bf of rough sawn lumber and you are knee deep in chips
    The 733 &734 have stops at all the common thicknesses. If I had the extra $ I would own a 735. But the 733 or 734 I have does a fantastic job.
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