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
$39900 /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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Name 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer 15 Amp 12-1/2 in. Corded Planer 15 Amp 13 in. Corded Planer 15 Amp 13 in. Heavy-Duty 2-Speed Thickness Planer with Knives and Tables
Ratings (326) (65) (36) (104)
Blade(s) Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maximum Board Thickness 6 in 6 in 6 6
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Maximum cut depth (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Bench or Stationary
Blade(s) Included
Color Family
Maximum Board Thickness
6 in
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Minimum cut depth (in.)
Number of Cutting Blades
Product Weight (lb.)
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 3 Year 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome results and a super time saver An expensive addition to our workshop, but totally worth it. The amount of time saved + the high quality result = money well spent. We salvage wood from pallets. We started out using a hand planer and sander to get the boards smooth. Let's just say this tool revolutionized what we're doing to achieve smooth, uniform thickness boards! The boards come out amazingly smooth, I think we jumped up and down a little when we fed our first board through. I would give this tool 4.5 stars, ONLY because the shavings get clogged up quite a bit. So i went on the plus side of that and gave it 5 stars.
Date published: 2013-11-26
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The DeWalt DW734 helped make left-over lumber into simple but beautiful tables. Last summer my wife and I contracted with a two-man construction firm to build a 14 by 16 foot back yard summer house. They built the roof with 5x6 red cedar timbers and 5/4 x 8 pine lumber. There were some pieces of this nice wood left over and I thought it would be a shame to waste it. I decided that this otherwise wasted lumber could make some nice furnishings for the cabin. I should say that I am not a well experienced carpenter or joiner. I'm a retired college teacher who had done a few simple projects in the past. I free-hand sketched some plans for a coffee table, an end table and a magazine table based on the sizes of the left over boards. The task was to re-saw these thick pieces of pine and cedar into a usable size with my 10 inch table saw. Then, the rough-sawn wood needed to be planed accurately to the dimensions I wanted so I could glue the boards together into table tops, legs and side panels. I searched on line for thickness planers and decided that the DeWalt Model # DW734 planer was the best choice because of the price and features. The thickness gage helped me know how deep a cut I was about to make each time I adjusted the cutter depth. The three blades (rather than the more common two) promised to make each pass though the planer smooth. The planer worked beautifully right out of the box. Almost no set-up required. The pine boards I was using had lots of knot holes, but the planer cut through them with virtually no chips or gouges. The pine was used to make the coffee table and end table. For the magazine table, I planed the red cedar boards to just over 3/4 inch thick and planed the edges smooth to cut 10 or 12 boards about five inches wide. When the boards were joined with biscuits, I constructed several 12 1/2 inch wide panels that were smooth and seamless. I used the planer to make each panel exactly 3/4 inch thick by using the planer's built-in turret depth stop. No guessing. The precision cuts of the planer made joining the red cedar panels into the table easy, and the planer left a perfect, blemish free surface so the varnish went on smoothly with minimal sanding. In sum, the DeWalt 12 1/2 inch planer was everything I hoped for. Using it was intuitive, and the enclosed instruction book is clear and unambiguous. For a person who is an enthusiastic wood working hobbyist who can't spend a lot of money on gear, the DeWalt DW734 is the clear choice.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dewalt planer review I purchased this as the economical option to Dewalt's other planer, and I am very impressed. While is lacks the two speed option offered on the other planer I have not had a time when I thought that would be necessary, seeing the quality of the cut and the fact that I can hardly keep up feeding in boards as it is! I had some snipe on a couple of boards, but realized that I did not lock the carriage and completely removed it. Only negative thing I have to say is that if you cannot fold the out feed table up on the backside without removing the dust chute, which is held in place with screws, which I prefer if you do not move it around, but would get in the way if you want to fold up often.
Date published: 2016-02-23
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
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