DEWALT Thickness Planer DW735

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  • Is this the same machine???

    Jun 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, great warranty, easy to operate, easy to service when necessary
    Cons: 1 very minor one - disposable knives.

    Summary: After reading the other reviews, I'm having a hard time believing that the DeWalt 735 planer I bought recently is the same machine that many others have written about. My older DeWalt model 733 recently came to the end of its useful life. I won't go ... read more

  • Superb Performer

    Jul 16, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Well built, very accurate and precise machine. Oustanding exhaust and cailbration.
    Cons: Heavy, not easily transportable.

    Summary: Several years ago my partner purchased a DW735. We've used that machine mercilessly since then. I have read many professional reviews as well as consumer opinions about this machine. My experience has been extremely positive. We have fed the some of the ... read more

  • DEWALT 735 13" PLANER

    Jun 21, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Smooth feed, responsive controls located where you would expect them to be. Very soidly built!
    Cons: Heavy to lift for a 67 year old!

    Summary: Out of the box it performed like a champ, meeting all my ecpectations and then some! Common sense tells an operator not to take too big a "bite" each pass - 1/16" until final thickness plus 1/16" - then two passes at 1/32" at maximum cpm. ... read more

  • What is there to complain about

    Jan 1, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 1. Ease and simplicity of use.
    2. Great features
    3. Warranty
    4. Availability of supplies
    Cons: 1. tables should be included

    Summary: I reviewed the 735 here and other sites including Dewalt. The positive reviews were generally from far more experienced people than myself. The negative reviews seemed to be from others just like me, only how could inexperience cause such bad reviews on ... read more

  • I even bought a second one

    Oct 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Portable; cuts a good finish; reliable; easy to change blades.
    Cons: Very loud; portability means less stability, e.g. prone to snipe

    Summary: I wouldn't make this tool the centerpiece of a dedicated cabinet shop, but I also think it's lots more than a hobbyist's tool. For the contractor, finish carpenter or cabinet maker who needs to have a thickness planer on-site, or for the occasional ... read more

  • The nicest planer that I HATE! I returned it.

    Apr 19, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beats the wood real good and keeps track of the chips.
    Cons: The blades hold the edge of a cheap, made in china, harbor freight chisel.

    Summary: I've never lost more time and money using a brand new cool tool than the Dewalt DW735. I have been wood working for 30 years and have worn out two planers running hardwoods softwoods and recycled lumber( the recycled stuff is the planer killer) The ... read more

  • Fairly good home shop machine, don't expect industrial quality

    Mar 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great chip ejection system
    Cons: feeding problems, wimpy blades

    Summary: This planer is pretty good for the average hobbyist. I bought mine about a year ago and I use it regularly and it has worked well. It is too expensive for the class of planers it is in. If you want a home shop type planer, find one for $300. ... read more

  • An unfortunate step backward from the DW733

    Nov 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Absolutely smooth surface cuts and very easy depth adjustment.
    Cons: Under-powered, doesn't feed properly , a good deal at half the price.

    Summary: I bought this planer after working a model 733 HARD for about 5 years. I have always been impressed with the thoughtful features of the DeWalt medium weight tools and was looking forward to the same quality as the DW733 with the additional smoothness of ... read more

  • A word or two about the dewalt DW735 Planer

    Nov 8, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Its a nice colour.
    Cons: lightweight in more ways than one

    Summary: Well, I bought this planer since its reviews and reputation seemed to indicate it was the planer of choice before one moved to a non-portable planer. I did own, until recently, a planer called a "Red Fox", a 12" X 4" cast iron 2hp beauty. It was made ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • blades made of plastic

    Jan 18, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: chip blower, easy adjustment, two speed
    Cons: knives, screws for knives, knives, knives

    Summary: this would be a very very good machine if they could come up with a way to handle the blades lasting about 3 boards.  The first few passes are perfect and then the raised ridges start.  Have been through 5 sets of knives in 4 years and am ... read more

  • Few, but BAD deficiencies

    May 19, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It's kinda pretty, and under careful use, will thickness plane wood.
    Cons: Blades, set screws and feed problems.

    Summary: Wow.  Wish I'd read more reviews (besides Pop Wood's) before I bought.  Blades are crap, but that's not the worst -- the first time I tried to reverse them, half of the set screws wallowed out (yes, 12 out of 24) and rounded over the ... read more

  • Dull Blades, Duller Service...other than that...

    Sep 22, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Average performance
    Cons: Dulling, expensive blades. Clogging chip vacuum. Parts almost impossible to find.

    Summary: Loud, underpowered, chip vacuum often clogs up and the machine has to be partially disassembled to clear it, the sharpness of the knives lasts about as long as a politician's promise and they're expensive to replace, the parts manual and repair ordering ... read more

  • If your wood won't feed - wax your bed !!!!

    Sep 19, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: If the wood feeds, it's a great machine.
    Cons: Buy stock in a wax company

    Summary: When I read all the reviews that this planer had wood feed problems, I thought I had the only good one that worked. But now after not much use mine also stopped feeding wood - I had to push and pull the wood (hard) through the planner. Got burn marks on ... read more

  • Rollers stink-

    Aug 7, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: looks good
    Cons: absolute let down

    Summary: Got one for Christmas and just got it out 2 days ago(Aug) Putting through some 12 foot planks of 1-1/2 inch Merbau and after the 3rd plank at only 1/32” cuts the damn rollers will not pull the plank.. I have to assist… roller burns every few inches. ... read more

  • Dewalt 735 planer

    Aug 6, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The light weight makes it easy to move about the shop.
    Cons: Poorly designed chip ejection as well as light weight blades.

    Summary: I build custom furniture in a one man shop and looked forward to using the 735 daily planing mainly rough hardwoods. I enjoy the 2 speeds, thickness control and also the lockdown carriage but that is where the love affair ends. The blades are way too ... read more

  • Good so far

    Nov 16, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: quick change speeds and dust eject
    Cons: none yet.

    Summary: Using to plane over 3500 bd ft of cherry and oak and about 800 bd ft into the project and the only issue is the common feed problem (which actually is not a machine problem at all I am finding). The bed builds up with dust (can't see it in the pores) ... read more

  • Dewalt DW735 Thickness Planer, not all its cracked up to be

    Jun 16, 2006 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: nice color, and being repaired under warranty
    Cons: needs repaired after 3rd board run through

    Summary: Feed Jambs, Dust collection does not work as the dust/chips damaged the unit, and this after only 3 boards. So why does this get good write ... read more

  • Not bad for some things.

    Jan 23, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Very smooth finish.
    Cons: Still have to sand or trim to remove snipe.

    Summary: I found this site when searching for a replacement sprocket. I decided to add my two cents' worth. I've had good results with the DW735 when planing soft wood when my shop is warm. It seems like the rubber rollers just don't grip hard or smooth wood very ... read more

  • Dewalt DW735 is Great

    Dec 22, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Chip ejection and smooth finish on hardwoods.
    Cons: high noise.

    Summary: I have run about 200 bf of walnut and about 100 bf of cherry through this machine. Everything was 1 inch rough. Planed to 3/4. No problem; no snipe; no feed problem; AND very smooth finish. By the way: you can get manuals, parts list from ... read more

  • DEWALT Thickness Planer DW735

    Aug 23, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: pretty color, worked good til sprocket broke.
    Cons: BAD sprockets, BAD service.

    Summary: Owned less than one year and with very little use my DW735 has broken a sprocket that drives the rollers. Nowhere in the instruction manual is there a parts diagram or list. The web address for DeWalt has no diagram or parts list for the DW735 either. ... read more

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