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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Product Overview

DeWalt Hero
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

Can the blades be sharpened?

I know the information regarding the blades state they are replaceable, but can they be sharpened?
Asked by: Lynn
Yes. But you'll always get a better, more precise cut with factory machined blades. There are two sharp sides on each blade. So when one side dulls, you reverse them in about two minutes -- meaning it's like you get two sets of blades with the purchase.
Answered by: ScottW
Date published: 2017-04-09

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: 2017-04-09

Does this planer have automatic feed rollers?

Asked by: Jackhammer
yes it definitely does..
Answered by: VTMFC
Date published: 2016-01-23
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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 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 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 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 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 So Far So Good Ok I bought this machine so I could mill the exotic hardwoods you cant buy in the big box stores. I am an advanced intermediated woodworker, I've been doing this on and off for 30 years. This is not a commercial machine, so if you are the full time woodworker (doing this for a living) this is not the machine for you. You need to invest in a commercial product that can handle that type of work load. I have never used a thickness planer. Due to the limited videos on YouTube, very few were clear on how to properly use this planer. I took an online course that instructed you on how to mill your own lumber. It was very extensive, easy to follow and only cost $19. The machine was easy to set up. As for anyone that complained about the dust cover screws they are easily accessible. I used past wax on all the tables. I planed two 4/4 by 8 rough sawn Walnut 30 inches long. I followed the course to a T, and had no issues. I jointed one side flat before running through the planer. At no time did I remove more than 1/32nd of material on each pass, I was in no rush. Both boards came out the same thickness with no snipe. I also allowed the blades to cool periodically during operation. Just like drill bits used in hardwoods they will burn and dull and so will these blades. When complete I wiped everything down and vacuumed out he saw dust, if you take care of this machine it should last you awhile. I know I haven't run a 100 board feet through this like some people but again I am not a commercial business and for the money this is a great machine.
Date published: 2015-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DW 734 is an Excellent Planer It was easy to setup and ran perfectly the first time I used it. Solid construction and high quality also. This unit is heavy and doesn't vibrate around... it stays in place. I am not a pro but I probably do more than the average home woodworker. I use my planer a lot. I've used it on hardwoods and softwoods with equal success. The cuts are clean and smooth plus I have never had a snipe problem. I think that there are two reasons for that. The first reason is that I don't try to take too large a cut so that I can get the job done faster... be patient. The second reason is, I believe, even more important. Support your work on both the in-feed and out-feed side with more than the included extensions. If the work is started into the planner flat and well supported on both ends this will probably eliminate most of your snipe issues. I recommend this planner to the home worker and professional alike. I love my planer.
Date published: 2011-05-04
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