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Best Planer for the Money

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I'm still new to woodworking and have been thinking about a purchasing a planer. I have never used a planer before, so I would have to learn to use it. What planer out would you recommend to purchase? I'm looking low cost, easy to operate, not big or bulky, somewhat portable (meaning I can use it on a table and then store it away after I'm done) and good performance. What should I look for or make sure one has when looking to make this purchase?
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I can also vouch for the DeWalt. I've had the 733 for perhaps 10 years and have worked it pretty hard. I still have the original blades. I just clean and hone them lightly once in a while. It has two blades rather than 3 like the 734 and 735. I don't see how 3 blades could work any better, but maybe they do. If you need to save some money, I don't think you will go wrong with the 734. The 735 has some additional bells and whistles, but at a higher price. If a lightly used 733 becomes available to you, I wouldn't hesitate.
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