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12-1/2 in. Portable Thickness Planer with Three Knife Cutter-Head with 24 in. Tote with Organizer

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  • Planer Cuts boards that are 12.5 in. W x 6 in.
  • Tote features metal handle and anti-rust metal latches
  • Includes a top case organizer for small parts
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From June 1 - 17 receive a 24 in. Tote with Organizer (DWST24075) FREE with your purchase of the DW734 - $35 value. The DEWALT 15 Amp 12-1/2 in. Corded Planer is built around a powerful 15 Amp, 10,000 RPM motor that handles large, deep cuts in hardwoods. Its 3-knife cutter head provides up to 96 cuts per inch, while the disposable, reversible knives last a long time and change out easily. The 4-column carriage lock reduces movement that causes unwanted snipe.
  • From June 1 - 17 receive a 24 in. Tote with Organizer (DWST24075) FREE with your purchase of the DC385K - $35 VALUE
  • 3-knife cutter head provides up to 96 cuts per inch
  • Disposable, reversible knives deliver up to 30% more knife life and make knife change fast and easy
  • Cuts boards 12-1/2 in. W x 6 in. D
  • Turret depth stop allows users to return to their most frequently used depths with ease
  • Powerful 15 Amp , 10,000 RPM motor handles large, deep cuts in hardwoods
  • 4-column carriage lock reduces the movement that causes snipe
  • Extra-long infeed and outfeed tables provide 33-1/2 in. of material support
  • Material-removal gauge and thickness scale deliver accurate cuts with every pass

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BrandDEWALTDEWALTDEWALTRIDGID
Name12-1/2 in. Portable Thickness Planer with Three Knife Cutter-Head with 24 in. Tote with Organizer15 Amp Corded 12-1/2 in. Planer15 Amp Corded 13 in. Heavy-Duty 2-Speed Thickness Planer with (3) Knives, In Feed Table and Out Feed Table6 Amp Corded 6-1/8 in. Jointer/Planer
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Ratings
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Maximum Board Thickness6 in6 in66.13 in
PortabilityBenchBenchBenchBench
Maximum Board Width (In.)12.5 in12.5 in13 in6.13 in
Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Maximum Speed (rpm)1000010000100003450
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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum cut depth (in.)
.125
Product Depth (in.)
20
Product Height (in.)
20
Product Width (in.)
21

Details

Amperage (amps)
15
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Planer
Color Family
Yellow
Color/Finish
Yellow
Condition
New
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Cutterhead Type
Straight Knife
Included
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Board Thickness
6 in
Maximum Board Width (In.)
12.5 in
Maximum Speed (rpm)
10000
Minimum cut depth (in.)
.008
Number of Cutting Blades
3
Portability
Bench
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment
Product Weight (lb.)
80
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 3 Year Warranty / 1 Year Free Service Contract / 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

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Customer Reviews

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This was for my wife and she absolutely loves this!...
This was for my wife and she absolutely loves this! If there is a downfall, it's real messy. We made a chip can, which helped, but still not perfect. We do everything outside right now, so not a problem. The pic is old barnwood.
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Works great I have used it several times and I’ve only had it for a couple weeks. One suggestion ...
Works great I have used it several times and I’ve only had it for a couple weeks. One suggestion when installing chip discharge the single bottom screw is difficult to get to. Simply carefully tip the planer on its feed side and it’s easy to install.
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A bargain for the price I paid. I keep all my usual tools up top and my driver with occational he...
A bargain for the price I paid. I keep all my usual tools up top and my driver with occational heavy tools in the bottom. Too bad my Dewalt driver won't fit in the top section without modification, but I'm good with that. I quickly click off the top portion and grab my driver from below. Fast and efficient. I install equipment in medical facilities. These people are concerned with clean, professional appearences. This case matches me and my tools - nothing comical. They can see that I'm properly equipped to get it right and get out of their way quickly. I look like I take them seriously. No "liability" in my image. The big handle feels durable. I can confidently load my heavy tools down below knowing that the handle will lift anything I load it down with. Dewalt never fails me.
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Have had this model for more than three years now and have used it a handful of times. Recently m...
Have had this model for more than three years now and have used it a handful of times. Recently my son needed to plane a rough sawn piece of cypress and while getting the planer in position he pointed out a huge crack in the part the parts breakdown calls the head, which is the main part that most of the mechanical parts are attached to. Since the unit has had very little use I can only assume that the part has a serious defect or design flaw. Customer service has been no help in getting it fixed... They tell me to send it to one of their service centers for repair... something that would end up costing me more than I paid for the unit to begin with. I'm now looking at other brands as a replacement. Always thought DeWalt was one of our top tool makers, however I'm now rethinking that idea.
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Hi- I am sorry to hear of the issue you are having with your 15 Amp 12-1/2 in. Corded Planer. We would like to speak to you about the Factory warranty on the product and assist you further with getting the issue resolved. Please contact me at wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case #07095902. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Mary DEWALT Customer Care
    14 people found this helpful
    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.
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      Awesome tool box for instructor
      I bought this tool box to use as an instructor. I regularly have to move from different rooms, change buildings and don't have a permanent office. I have to take all my classroom tools with me between locations. This tool box has been great to keep all my office and teaching supplies organized. A few things about this box you can't tell from the description: 1. the organizer has removable yellow walls inside, so you can change the size of the areas which is great. 2. The lid to the organizer is tight. if I pick it up and flip it around everything stays in its specific compartment, even paperclips and tacks. 3. There is a spot on the top for a lock to the organizer lid only, however you can still pry open the other side enough to reach in or pour things out. So it will at least keep honest people honest, and the items on the lock side secure. A real thief could break open the lid if he wanted to. 4. The tote portion is quite large, I easily can fit books, cleaning supplies, larger items stored here. 5. The top organizer detaches leaving the tote behind, which is great if I don't need everything for class. The only way I think it could get better is if it had wheels because I pack it so heavy! But for the price I paid this is great, and when I am done being an instructor I'm sure it will make an excellent tool box.
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        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.
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        Tote with organizer
        This is a great box for the versatility. I bought this for work. I already owned two of these for personal use and I have a different box for each job. The one for work is an all around box. I keep electrical, and maintenance tools in it. I really like the fact that you can separate the top from the bottom.
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        Awesome! Made a beautiful Cedar deck!
        This paned performed almost flawless. I ran over 130 cedar boards through it to build my deck. Not only did I have a great time building decking from my own property this also made a very nice finish product. Very smooth finish and no need for sanding! This planer was great to use very easy read for thickness also has several thickness settings for easy repetitive planning. Had very little issues planning the cedar unless the board was still a little wet.
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        15 people found this helpful
        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.
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          39 people found this helpful
          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.
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          The planer was easy to set up and easy to use. I have already made 2 projects using my new planer. I did have one small problem, and that was with chip flow back toward the in-feed side. The planer was set up with a shop vac to clear the chips, and the attachment to hook to the shop vac worked well, except for some blow back on the in-feed side. All in all, a wonderful planer that lived up to the description. Jim Butler
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          9 people found this helpful
          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.
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          Dewalt planer
          This planer is one of the best for the money only wish it had blades that could be sharpened. Excellent job planing with no chirp. This is my second DeWalt planer, first one bought used and worked extremely well.
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          9 people found this helpful
          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+
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          Works great except for the dust chute
          Planer works great planning wood, but the dust chute is atrocious. It clogs up after running just a few feet of board and shoots the shavings out the front of the planer. I'm probably going to just remove it and deal with the wood shavings being all over my workshop. Otherwise, adjustment of the planner is very easy and it cuts a very smooth surface.
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                  Missing vacuum hood screws
                  Planer looks great but unfortunately can’t mount the vacuum hood to the back side. I called dewalt, spoke to a rep about the missing screws. he said they were all out of screws. Told me they were size 4 screw. Bought some screws at Home Depot, didn’t fit.
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                      Nice planer
                      I'm very satisfied. I works beautifully.
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                          Great Product
                          This is a great product. Easy to set up and work. I works great planing boards. I would recommend
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                          Excellent performance...
                          Excellent performance
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                                Works great, creates nice smooth wood with very little snipe....
                                Works great, creates nice smooth wood with very little snipe. Easy to use.
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