Model # DW734

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DEWALT 15 Amp 12-1/2 in. Corded Planer


15 Amp 12-1/2 in. Corded Planer

  • Powerful motor that handles large, deep cuts into hardwoods
  • 3-Knife cutter head, you can make up to 96 cuts per in.
  • Easily change out the disposable, reversible knives
$399.00 /each

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Feature 1

In feed and out feed tables provide 33.5 in. of material support

Feature 2

Access your most often used depths easily with the turret depth stop

Feature 3

Can cut boards up to 12.5 in. W x 6 in. D

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15 amps

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max speed


10,000 rpm

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blade count



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3 year


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The DEWALT 12-1/2 in. Corded Planer is built around a powerful 15 Amp, 10,000 RPM motor that handles large, deep cuts in hardwoods. With its 3-knife cutter head, you can make up to 96 cuts per in. You can easily change out the disposable, reversible knives and enjoy them for years.

  • Includes a dust hood
  • Knives that deliver up to 30% more knife life
  • Cuts boards that are 12.5 in. W x 6 in. D
  • Turret depth stop that allows you to return to your most frequently used depths with ease
  • 4-column carriage lock that reduces the movement that causes snipe
  • Extra long in feed and out feed tables that provide 33.5 in. of material support
  • Material removal gauge and thickness scale that deliver accurate cuts with every pass
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this planer have a dust port?

Asked by: Dwayne
Yes it does. ****But****-- check out the photo. This is a part where the design engineers were out on break. The only screw at the bottom (there are 2 on the side totaling 3 altogether) that holds this large sized dust port is held in by a screw thats so undersized it serves no purpose and goes right through the mounting hole on the chute itself. Pointless. Serious disappointment with such a well designed piece of machinery. I'm surprised Dewalt let that slide under the radar. The screw is not long enough to put a washer on it, and is too short to take the lock ring thats machined to it off, to try and put a washer on. The whole dust chute tilts upwards under the slightest movement (because theres no proper fastener), my 4" dust hose is heavy enough to hold it down.
Answered by: VTMFC
Date published: 2016-07-08

do you sell replacement blades

Asked by: Ronnie
Yes home depot has replacement blades for the planer in stock at my local store or can get them at your local store. Usually by the saw blades in the tool isles. Easy to install!
Answered by: pooter555
Date published: 2017-02-16

Does this planer have automatic feed rollers?

Asked by: Jackhammer
yes it definitely does..
Answered by: VTMFC
Date published: 2016-01-23

Can the blades be sharpened?

I know the information regarding the blades state they are replaceable, but can they be sharpened?
Asked by: Lynn
I have owned the 733 model Dewalt planer for over 10 years. I have been in woodworking for over 40 years and formed many friendships within the Industry. I asked a personal friend who is in the blade sharpening business if he could sharpen these blades accurately enough not to cause vibration or other problems. He said yes, but only one sharpening on each edge. He has been doing this for about 5 years now with absolutely no problems. I guess the answer is dependent on the expertise of the person doing the sharpening.
Answered by: Scotty
Date published: 2017-01-01
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Customer Reviews

15 Amp 12-1/2 in. Corded Planer is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 65.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does everything I need it to from pine stud to rock maple I bought this planer a few years back when I started making guitars. My wood of choice is usually rock maple and I've had no issues planing guitar necks at around 2" wide through to guitar body halves up to 9" wide. I also use it for finishing cheap stud pine for other projects and of course, after dealing with the maple the pine offers little resistance. I'm confused by other reviews who say they've had the motor bog down on hardwoods. I normally skim 1/32" (around half a turn) at a time, sometimes a little more, sometimes less and don't recall the motor struggling. Not sure if I've ever tried taking 1/16" or more off of hardwood in a single pass so maybe that's where the problem lies? My latest project was to make a loft bed for my 11 year-old daughter and she had no issues making adjustments and running the boards herself after a little instruction.
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from UNBELIEVABLE.....AWESOME RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX I am a INTERMIEDIATE woodworker.....NOT a pro, NOT a novice. This planer is over the top and SO MUCH MORE that I expected. I tried some test pieces, and just like that SMOOTH as GLASS. Hook up your shop vac to the chip collector, and 95% of the chips are removed from the work area. MOST IMPORTANT RECCOMENDATION.....KNOW YOUR WOOD GRAIN, especially for the hardwoods like MAPLE, OAK, and WALNUT....DO NOT plane wood against the grain, it's more likely to chip out on you. If you are not familiar, go to your lumberyard and the will be happy to show you. This is a great middle pricepoint buy. I did not want to spend big bucks, but I wanted quality, and I AM SOOOO GLAD I WENT WITH THIS MODEL..... AAAAAAAAA+
Date published: 2012-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from M McElroy Just bought this plainer today to clean up and repurposing a lot of redwood. This machine works great love it and will be adding more Dewalt products to the shop.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great planer this is a very good machine. i will never buy any other machine. this is money well spent.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, smooth finish I was leaning toward the Makita, due to quietest noise claims. But I saw a review from an independent source that the Mak was actually a bit nosier when planing wood. That and the fact HD has the Dewalt in stock. I am thrilled with it. I have it in my basement and the dust collector catches 99 % of the dust, I get a little out the front, but the back and the fine just gets sucked away. No problem with boards feeding. Not a power house, but leaves a better finish than the big boys. That was what I wanted. No waves from cutterhead.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good so far, but sending the wrong handle attachment screw seems ridiculous. So far I am enjoying my new planer. I was disappointed that they included a screw that is too short to attach the adjustment handle. I also thought it was very poor planing to have the dust port attachment screws so difficult to get lined up because there is not room to hold a screwdriver at the proper angle when screwing the side screws in. This makes it a giant hassle if you ever want to fold up the rear table. Other than those 2 small flaws, I am digging it so far. Very clean cuts. and will do the job for me.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I am an intermediate woodworker and turn out 6 or so substantial projects a year plus a handful of smaller pieces. I typically start with boards roughly the thickness I need for the project, .i.e. 4/4, 6/4 S2S so not doing a lot of planning, but this machine has been invaluable with cleanup and taking the board down to 3/4", 1", etc. Also, for planning 1/4 and 1/2" drawer stock from resawn boards. Leaves a clean smooth face. No snipe. I do not plane more than maybe 1/32" at a time. Takes a few passes, but zips right through and does not bog down on hardest woods. If you are looking to hog off a lot of hardwood stock quickly, you need a bigger machine. If you are looking for light, medium duty, this is the one.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best bang for the buck in the portable planer market My trusty planer of 8 years decided it had finally had enough a few weeks ago and left me in a bind. My intention was to buy the DW735 but could not find one locally. After some debate I decided to settle for the DW734. So far I am glad I did PROS: Set up only took a few minutes. Install the handle, install the dust hood, give the tables a good coat of wax and you are off to the races. It's MUCH quieter than my old planer. It still requires hearing protection because planing operations are quite loud, but the motor runs much quieter. Cut quality is outstanding. This is to be expected from a 3 knife planer. I planed some very curly maple which is notorious for tearing out in the planer. I did get some slight chipping on a small spot, but nothing that couldn't be fixed with a card scraper. The depth of cut gauge is nice. My previous model did not have this feature. Now there is no more guessing as to how much material I am taking off. The cutterhead lock does a great job at reducing snipe. On perfectly flat boards there is no snipe at all. On boards with a little cup or twist, the leading edge will snipe a bit. All planers snipe to some extent, the amount on this model is well within the acceptable range. It's plenty powerful enough, Even planing 11" wide 4 foot long exotic hardwood boards (canarywood, purpleheart and Wenge) was not a problem with light cuts. CONS I don't think the knives are going to hold an edge as long as my previous unit. One is nicked already after about 100bf of material. I would prefer sharpenable HSS knives to disposables. Dust collection is not great. I am using a powerful dust collector and no reductions (full 4"). The port has not clogged on me yet, but there is more chip ejection out of the rear of the planer than I would like. The dust collection manifold should be quite a bit larger. Overall I was expecting a lot less from this planer and am pleasantly surprised. I am glad I didn't spend the extra money on the 735x. This has every feature I would want out of a portable planer. Cutterhead lock, 4" dust collection ability, 3 knife cutterhead, long, sturdy tables, a turret stop, and a depth gauge. The speed selection/finish quality is not important because I mill my lumber proud and achieve final dimensions by hand. If you rely on your planer to leave a smooth finish, you may want to consider that.
Date published: 2014-03-26
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