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[Home Depot] $416 DeWalt 734 or $596 DeWalt 735 Planer after PM at Home Depot

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[Home Depot] $416 DeWalt 734 or $596 DeWalt 735 Planer after PM at Home Depot

DeWalt 734 Planer is on sale at Rona for $463.20. PM from Home Depot to get it down to $416. I just bought it after trying to call HD since yesterday (REALLY busy). Invoice attached.

The DeWalt 735 is also on sale at Rona for $663 vs. HD for $781 so you can get that for $596 which is a sweet deal.

DeWalt 735 is one of the best planer you can find followed by the 734.


DeWalt 734 Links:
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/dewalt ... 1000123105
https://www.rona.ca/en/portable-planner ... 5a-0834236

DeWalt 735 Links:
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/dewalt ... 1000183482
https://www.rona.ca/en/13-in-planer

Edit: I had a typo in the price for DeWalt 735. Thanks @Babo for pointing it out!
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How do you get $481 for the 735? Isn't it $663 * .9 = $596.70?
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Babo wrote: How do you get $481 for the 735? Isn't it $663 * .9 = $596.70?
Thank you! I clearly made a calculation error. I have fixed it.
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I tried PM Home Depot a while ago on the same deal and it seems like HD carries the new made in china models(type 12) vs the "old" type 1. I got 2 units from HD and I returned both, they exhibited some quality issues especially with the factory calibration that did not inspire me trust. Some details : https://www.reddit.com/r/Dewalt/comment ... s_type_12/

I ended up paying a bit more and grabbed one made in Taiwan at Rona at 20% off.

YMMV of course but something to keep in mind.
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login wrote: I tried PM Home Depot a while ago on the same deal and it seems like HD carries the new made in china models(type 12) vs the "old" type 1. I got 2 units from HD and I returned both, they exhibited some quality issues especially with the factory calibration that did not inspire me trust. Some details : https://www.reddit.com/r/Dewalt/comment ... s_type_12/

I ended up paying a bit more and grabbed one made in Taiwan at Rona at 20% off.

YMMV of course but something to keep in mind.
Can you only tell the difference when you open it up and see the license tag? Post didn't specify and I'd hate to have to open to make sure since I'd have to purchase and refund.
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login wrote: I tried PM Home Depot a while ago on the same deal and it seems like HD carries the new made in china models(type 12) vs the "old" type 1. I got 2 units from HD and I returned both, they exhibited some quality issues especially with the factory calibration that did not inspire me trust. Some details : https://www.reddit.com/r/Dewalt/comment ... s_type_12/

I ended up paying a bit more and grabbed one made in Taiwan at Rona at 20% off.

YMMV of course but something to keep in mind.
Maybe you can help with something. I'm a newbie in woodworking for just home usage (building household stuff for our own use). While I just bought the Planer, I am trying to figure out if I need a Jointer as well? What would you recommend? For the most part, I'll be using soft wood, but occasionally, I'll use hardwood.
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Variability wrote: Can you only tell the difference when you open it up and see the license tag? Post didn't specify and I'd hate to have to open to make sure since I'd have to purchase and refund.
You can easily tell by the serial number format, the taiwan made has a date in it and the china one don't. See https://imgur.com/a/L5FOh7M

For the record, this is my subjective experience (though the factory calibration problems were real), so once again, YMMV.
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Have had a 735 (Type 1) for 10+ years. Can confirm that is a good price and will vouch for the quality and durability of that machine. It has seen a lot of lumber put through it (last night in fact) and has held up without fail. I have rotated the knives a few times and had to replace a in infeed roller drive sprocket last month.
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Variability wrote: Can you only tell the difference when you open it up and see the license tag? Post didn't specify and I'd hate to have to open to make sure since I'd have to purchase and refund.
You can tell the Type 1 or other types next to the model number. I personally don't think it should matter much since DeWalt should in theory go through the same Quality Control irrespective of where it's manufactured.

https://imgur.com/a/L5FOh7M
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xtrmDeals wrote: Maybe you can help with something. I'm a newbie in woodworking for just home usage (building household stuff for our own use). While I just bought the Planer, I am trying to figure out if I need a Jointer as well? What would you recommend? For the most part, I'll be using soft wood, but occasionally, I'll use hardwood.
A planer makes one face parallel to the other. A jointer makes a face flat regardless if it bowed or warped or if the opposing face is flat.

You can get away with some of these functions with a decent table saw and fence.

Youtube has some great videos showing these concepts.
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xtrmDeals wrote: Maybe you can help with something. I'm a newbie in woodworking for just home usage (building household stuff for our own use). While I just bought the Planer, I am trying to figure out if I need a Jointer as well? What would you recommend? For the most part, I'll be using soft wood, but occasionally, I'll use hardwood.
Technically you need both to process wood in a bare format. Jointer is to get a flat face and the planer needs a flat face to bring down the thickness to a wanted value. However, there are some trick to get a flat face using a table saw (example) and tricks to process bowed wood in a planer(example).

If you can only buy one of the two, I'd go with a planer. Most wood shop can sell you wood already jointed so your planer will serve to get a final thickness on your project (and can save you many hours of sanding for glue up!!).

There's the benchtop king canada 6" jointer that comes up on sale on amazon.ca once in a while, it's a good value for a benchtop jointer.

EDIT: corrected the king canada jointer size
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xtrmDeals wrote: You can tell the Type 1 or other types next to the model number. I personally don't think it should matter much since DeWalt should in theory go through the same Quality Control irrespective of where it's manufactured.

https://imgur.com/a/L5FOh7M
That's what I initially thought as well but after getting my 2nd made in china unit that exhibited the same calibration problems as the first one, I gave up. But yea, I've said it too many times on this thread but YMMV I may have got unlucky and the dewalt service rep also thought it was a fluke but I felt more confident getting the type 1.
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Say what? Benchtop King Canada 12" jointer? Do you mean 6"?
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Arossi22 wrote: A planer makes one face parallel to the other. A jointer makes a face flat regardless if it bowed or warped or if the opposing face is flat.

You can get away with some of these functions with a decent table saw and fence.

Youtube has some great videos showing these concepts.
login wrote: Technically you need both to process wood in a bare format. Jointer is to get a flat face and the planer needs a flat face to bring down the thickness to a wanted value. However, there are some trick to get a flat face using a table saw (example) and tricks to process bowed wood in a planer(example).

If you can only buy one of the two, I'd go with a planer. Most wood shop can sell you wood already jointed so your planer will serve to get a final thickness on your project (and can save you many hours of sanding for glue up!!).

There's the benchtop king canada 12" jointer that comes up on sale on amazon.ca once in a while, it's a good value for a benchtop jointer.
Awesome! Thanks guys. That's essentially the logic that I used to buy the Planer. I went with the DeWalt 734. I couldn't justify spending an extra $180 for the DeWalt 735 for my home use.
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Now, if I could only find a Drill Press for a good deal! :-)
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I have and have used both of these. Both work well. Knives are disposable, but double-sided. They last quite long, just don't hit nails.
I'm not sure I see much difference with the 735 vs. 734.

Both can result in some snipe at the beginning and end if your board is not fully supported and level entering/exiting the planer.

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