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Dewalt 734 or 735

I can get either at this point. is the 735 that much better? or is the 734 adequate and i can use the money i save on some other projects?
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I have not owned either but when I was shopping for it the 735 was hands down better...better blades, better power. If u look at videos of guys who know what they're doing, you'll see this planer often. I ended up getting an inferior rigid model because it was cheaper and I had a HD store credit.
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I have a 734 and it's fine. Light cuts and fresh blades and it's finish ready right off the planer.

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Both will make wood thinner.....but the 735 is the best portable planer out there hands down.

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I think you will be fine with the 734. I bought the 735 off CL yesterday at a good price. If I was going to buy a new one I would get the 734. I just don't use a planer that much but when you need one there is nothing like it.

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I have been using a 734 for a while and recently purchased a 735 (now I have to sell my 734) and I can tell you, from having experience with both, that I like the 735 better than my 734. That being said, the 734 is an awesome planer that will serve you well for many years to come. You really can't go wrong with either one of them.

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How bad is snipe on the 734?

Measure twice, cut once, cut again, swear, throw useless piece into wall, drive to lumber yard, yell because its now closed, take up knitting as new hobby.
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I've had the 734 for a few months. I adjusted nothing out of the box, and I haven't noticed any snipe on short or long boards.

I've planed cherry, walnut, maple, pine, and whatever "whitewood" is at home depot.
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The 735 is better, but both will do a good job for you. Whether or not it's worth the extra is up to you. Are you better off with a great portable planer, or a good portable planer and another tool?
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Went with the 734. I think it will be better choice for the work I do and a little more affordable. I'm also using the money I have left over to buy a Wixey readout. Thank you to everyone for their help.

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Went with the 734. I think it will be better choice for the work I do and a little more affordable. I'm also using the money I have left over to buy a Wixey readout. Thank you to everyone for their help.
The wixey readout is a fantastic way to spend $40. I put one on my planer not too long ago, and I never want to go to anything else now

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Agreed. My Wixey rocks.

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