Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 88
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Umpire20 An Amazing Machine
I purchased the DW735X just a couple days ago. I've planed only a few boards (pine), 'cause that's what I had available. The results were awesome. Much is said about snipe and noise of this unit. I use ear plugs so the noise was not an issue. A family member in room adjacent to my garage said "I knew it was running, but wasn't intrusive". As for snipe ... there wasn't any. My boards came out clean and smooth.
This is called a "portable" planer. At almost 100 lbs I don't think that's very portable. Mine is mounted to a rolling table so it is portable in that regard. The in-feed table will fold up fairly flat for storage. The out-feed side will not due to the dust port coming out on that side of the unit. My mounting allows the out-feed table to remain flat and not be in the way when stored. (photo attached)
Care must be taken when installing the in-feed and out-feed tables so that they are flat and in plane with the main table. This is a major factor in reducing/eliminating snipe on your boards. I added a Wixey wr510 digital planer readout to my unit to help with EXACT sizing of boards. I would recommend this addition to other users.
Some type of dust/chip removal is almost a requirement for this planer. It does throw the chips out of the machine (for some distance) but that requires much clean-up after working. Attach a shop vac or your dust collection system for cleanliness and your own health.
I will post an edit after additional use. In the meantime, enjoy your planer.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by twhdesign Extremely pleased with results
I had been wanting a thickness planer and spent a great deal of time researching my options. I'm not a professional, so I couldn't justify spending a ridiculous amount of money, but I still wanted a quality machine. That said, I am very pleased with the quality and performance of this planer. I had it out of the box and planing in minutes. I've since used it on a variety of hardwoods (even maxing out its capacity of 13 inches), and have found it produced excellent results, eliminating hours of sanding. I have had some issues with snipe, and while a certain amount is inevitable, it can be reduced with technique. It is well worth the extra money for this package which gives you the extra knives and the tables. It is considered portable, but at 100 lbs this is probably not that practical for most (in terms of using on the job site). I have a very small shop, and can move this planer around relatively easily. I definitely recommend a dust/chip collection system. It is not just a good idea - it really is almost imperative - as this planer creates an enormous amount of chips and shoots them all over your shop without such a system. I really have no complaints - I love this tool!
March 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Superjimmy This product has A powerful motor
Hi I always do things myself when it comes to building things at my house. So so when my wife said I could get a new tool, I went for it man! The DW735X with in feed and out feed tables and A extra set of knives was on its way. The shipping was good, and setting it up was easy. When I started working with it I realized how good the planner is there was no snipe and it makes your finishing go much faster and I like that. thanks homedepot!
April 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Raven Very sharp
We purchased rough cut southern yellow pine boards to use for our bathroom floor. The planer arrived quickly and no issues. It was very easy to put together and worked as described. The floor turned out beautiful and we are very happy with our purchase.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Turtle So far worth every penny
I have only put maybe 20 bf through since I purchased the planer but so far so good. The pieces come out feeling smooth as glass with minimal to no sniping. Well worth spending the extra money for this model. I even ran a "finished" piece of lumber I bought from the store through to see the difference and was surprised to see how much smoother it came out.
July 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by woodshaver Good planer
This planer left agreat finish. On hardwoods the bed became sticky with use and needed to be cleaned and waxed to avoid sticking. I love the two speed. I would buy this planer again.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimHop Checked out the rest bought the best (portable planer)
Have been working on some rough oak for stair treads for a sons christmas present, the finish quality is excellent, being able to set the mechanical stop and not worry about over or under sizing the finished stock is a big deal for a part time wood butcher like me. Finished a pile of high end cherry boards and started on some maple these will be used for two dining tables also for Christmas presents. I am still on the first side of the original blades and the finish is still impressive. The chip removal blower is top shelf stuff and will blow chips the length of my garage if I do not hook up the dust collector. I have had a couple of pieces with some snipe but that was self inflicted majority is snipe free. Although the planer is heavy the handles are large and balance is good so moving is not as difficult as my Delta portable that is about half the weight of the Dewalt. I would love to reccommend this unit to my friends but do not want to tip them off that I have it and avoid the "borrow" conversation for a while longer. This is a high end portable tool producing stationary level quality results.
November 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Decent worker
For a smaller planer bench top style this one is pretty darn good. I was hoping for a bit more of power and thus a bit more stock removal at one time, yet if you can add some time to your job, you'll be pleased. I would have to say that as I sampled its first efforts with some small oak I had around, I did not notice the plastic staples imbedded in the wood. I found out quickly that the High Speed Steel knives can't take even those small things. I now have some nicks in the knives where the staples went over them. Not a huge deal, but a carbide knife would not have bumped up the cost and been far superior. It will still be a good producer for some time I am sure, especially with my extra set of knives.
March 24, 2015