Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 63
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â by Patrick Expensive, but worth it
Yes, this planer is expensive, but it's easily the best in it's class. When cutting at the slower feed rate, you get enough cuts per inch that the surface quality is very nice. All that's needed are a few quick passes with a smooth plane. Cut thickness is consistent and easily repeatable. The adjustable depth stop is nice. There is very little snipe with the provided table extensions.
I've only found two minor issues. The dust port is in an inconvenient location if using a dust collector. The hose can get in the way, but this is remedied. Aside from that, dust collection is excellent. This tool is also probably my loudest tool in the shop. However, I doubt it's much, if any, louder than the other benchtop planers out there.
October 17, 2014