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Old 11-16-2018, 09:54 PM   #21
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I'm aware they are heavy. I only need to load it from the shop into the van, I have help on the job.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:02 PM   #22
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I just got the 735. Itís sweet compared to the old grizzly. No complaints. The stand is nice to.
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735 on sale today for $500 with outfeed and extra knives. Amazon, Lowe's online, probably others.
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Look at the Makita.
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Highly recommend the 735, but install a board. The cast base is a little brittle.
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I have the 18v volt makita and is very well built.

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Ive got the makita and it's been good since 2007

Though if weight and space isnt an issue id buy the dewalt 735 if i were to do it over again. Best cut and power for the size. Disposable blades are annoying though
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Ordered a Porter Cable 12.5" Friday, also picked up their 6" jointer from Lowes. Jointer works well enough, the planer gets good reviews, and for the price ($250) there's not really many other options. Apparently its a re-badged Delta which is a time proven workhorse. I was considering the Dewalt 735, but at its weight, and price if I need something more than the PC I'll step up to a larger stationary tool with more than 13" capacity.

Was at a local hardwood firewood place last week and picked up some Pecan, Maple and Cherry firewood logs, milled them into lumber and made a cutting board out of them. Having the little jointer made it a lot easier but I really needed a thickness planer.
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