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DeWalt DW734 12-1/2

Brooklyn-based company Scrapile makes furniture from old offcuts and scrap pieces of wood that would otherwise be discarded. They glue and press the scraps together and run ’em through large planers, a process that inspired me to write this post. Brand Tools Online is selling the DeWalt DW734 12-1/2″ portable thickness planer for $370, down from $690, and shipping is only $7.

Powered by a 15A, 10,000 RPM motor, this bench-top planer will plane material up to 12-1/2″ wide and up to 6″ thick, with a three-knife cutting head that makes 96 cuts per inch. The plane features a four-column carriage lock, and it comes with a dust hood and one-year warranty.

My shop is cluttered with bins full of scrap wood, and the possibility of turning that scrap into furniture totally justifies the expense of this planer. If you need more justification, check out this refurbished unit at Tool King for $290.

DW734 Planer [DeWalt]
DW734 Planer [Brand Tools Online]
Refurbished DW734 [Tool King]
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3 Responses to Dealmonger: DeWalt 12-1/2″ Portable Thickness Planer $370

  1. fred says:

    I know nothing about turning scrap wood into furniture – but we tried out one a Dewalt to supplement a Makita as a jobsite planer. We sometimes set up a shop on-site for larger jobs – and a planer comes in handy for fitting work to match old work where shimming out is not the way to go. Before these luggable planers appeared on the scene we laway had to go back to the shop – where we have a 10hp General 24 inch machine. The Makita was serving us well – but had a need to be positionned very close to our on-site dust collection as it often clogged with shavings if it was further down the line. We also wanted a second planer as our workload was expanding. The Dewalt was not the answer. We found it to work fine for a while – then we started chewing up wood – beacuse the blades were so brittle that they chipped. The Dewalt got scrapped – replaced by another Makita.

  2. PutnamEco says:

    fred Says:
    …The Dewalt got scrapped – replaced by another Makita.
    Makita 2012 sure is a nice little machine, Amazon has them on sale every once in a while for silly cheap.

  3. oriolys Ramirez says:

    I would like to buy athis planer

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