Warranty / Certifications
The DeWalt 13 Inch planer compares well to similar style units. Seems to bridge gap between low end and high end units. Appears to have addressed most design concerns related to lower end units while remaining portable and affordable.
This planer seems better built than others I've used- it certainly weighs more & seems safer to use. I like the thickness adjustment that stays put for repeat run throughs. The indicator that tells you how much would be planed off before you feed the stock is a help also; it avoids damaging the wo...
Excelent tool for a small shop. Makes full depth cuts with little or no problem. Finish setting produces very good surface quality. Controls are all well located and easily operated. This is hands down the best small planer I have owned. Unless you are doing high volume or production work this plane...
I have had an opportunity to use all kinds of planers from small to large industrial quality planers. I purchased my Dewalt Heavy Duty Thickness planner because I felt it best fit my shop, my need and my budget. The performance of this planer is first class for its size. Sure, I wish I had a 36" pow...
The planer does cut very smoothly, and doesn't snipe boards unless there is a severe warp preexisting in the wood. The standard knives don't stay sharp when using on old wood (recycled) probably buying the carbide knives is the solution. The problem is that Home depo don't carry these replacement pa...
I purchased a DW735 13 inch thickness planer to start my woodworking hobby, I am glad I did.... This planer has THE SMOOTHEST finish of any planer in its class, and I have used many. The two speed transmission is a must when planing for finishing touches, I rarely have to sand my projects because of...
I just bought this planer and realized a problem with the first board. The original set of blades had a nick in them. I turned them around and started seeing wear on the reverse side after <50 bf. I am only cutting clear pine. I checked further and found that a new set costs ~$50 and there are no up...
The DeWalt planner is great. Very nice finishing cut. I did not even have to sand my cedar boards. I cut the boards with a chainsaw mill and finished them with the DeWalt and the results were fantastic.
I bought this planer to primarily plane hardwoods for musical instrument construction. I've ran curly & birdseye maple, black walnut, mahogany, and rosewood through it with very few issues. The surface finish is terrific and the planer has plenty of power to handle everything I've thrown at it so fa...
This planer is a great machine. I always got the smoothest cuts, even when set on the highest feed rate on highly figured wood. It is rather heavy so it just barely qualifies as "portable" in my book, but can definitely be moved around. You won't have too many problems with snipe, even without the o...
I wore out the bushings on my old faithful Makita 12-inch, so it was time to step up to the issue. I read several reviews, but an article in a recent magazine detailed how this machine had a means to avoid (or minimize, at least) the "snipe" that most planers leave on processed boards. Out of the bo...
The 2 speed feature really works. On the final pass, shift gears to 179 cuts per inch (regular=96 cpi) and all I need is maybe 220 or 320 grit sand paper and the piece is ready for the finish. If you can afford the upgrade, it is well worth is. If not, save until you can.
This unit has two speeds. With sharp blades, I almost don't have to sand. I have used an earlier model, the finished product with the DW735 is far superior. The exhaust fan almost doesn't need a vacuum to clear the dust. Free shipping is a bonus.
While not cheap it is worth every penny if you are any serious type of woodworker! If you are going to be handling fine woods why would you trust it to a inferior tool. I have used this Dewalt 735 planer for a number of years and hands down it is the best on the market in the "portable" category. It...
I love this machine! I've always wanted a planer and I decided to go with the 2 speed. The rougher setting produces a product that is nearly "finished". Keep in mind you'll lose about 6" on either end of the board. There's a "dishing" at the beginning and end of the planing process. Thought this was...
Thanks to all the comments, this helped me go with the Dewalt 735 planer with Knives and Tables. Also thanks for the comment about getting the Dewalt planer stand. The planer is easy to work with and understand does a great job, just what I need for the projects that I have wanted to work on. I wil...
This is absolutely, without a doubt, a fantastic planer. No snipe whatsoever; beautiful, smooth finish left on lumber, even construction grade lumber. Love the dust ejection system. Finally, I can plane lumber and not have to clean the shop afterwards. Do not purchase a planer until you have seen th...
Very powerful, gives a great finish. The bed extensions help alot. The only thing is it is heavy and awkward to move around. Not good for portability
Good value after shopping other sources and brands
Planes flat and true. Can't detect any snipe. It is a lot quieter than I anticipated. A dust extraction system is highly recommended. The dust extraction port won't fit any of the adapters that I have, had to "customize" one with a little electrical tape.
Questions & Answers
hi woundring if i can use this in australia
We would not suggest using this in a country that does not use 120V of power.
I am pretty sure the blades spin the other way in australia.
Does this have a built in jointer?
No, it doesn't have a built-in jointer
No, it doesn't have a built-in jointer.
No - this is a planer only and does not have a built in jointer
You can plane edges of boards by making a sled that will hold the board upright. There are plans available on woodworking sites.
Is this powered by 110 or220
110. You will need a 20 amp breaker as this can pull a total of 15 amps. Also, I personally put a Shelix cutter head in mine because the stock blades suck.
Is is powered with 110v.
It's actually for 120 volts (USA standard).
I can't get the speed selection lever to move to finishing speed. I tried both with the planer r...
I've owned this machine for 4 years and have never had a problem operating the switch. The manual says ONLY operate it when machine is running. Sorry I can't be of more help.
I got it to work. Had to turn lever very hard, with machine running. Hope the lever loosens up over time, as I do not want to break the lever due to stress. Otherwise like the machine.
can the blade assembly be swapped with a helical drum blade?
No, we do not recommend using a helical drum blade with the DW735X.
Yes. I recommend this YT video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHvupT08k0Y
Is the planer the 735 or the 735 x
At the time I ordered the planer it was advertised as the DW735X with the extra set of knives and Tables and the Mobile Stand to installed it on. When I received my final receipt It listed as the DW735, but there was no X behind the DW735. I can only guess that the X must stand for the Extra promotional items with the 735. When trying to deiced to buy I noticed some DW735's don't come with knives or tables. Definitely read whats included with your package; they vary.
The Planer is a 735. There is no difference in the planer itself. When the unit is packaged / sold as X, it comes with extra blades and the otherwise optional infeed and outfeed extension tables.
735 and 735x are the same planer, the "x" model just means it comes with the infeed/outfeed tables and the extra set of knives...So this would be the "x" model with a stand as well.