Dewalt dw734

Thickness Planer ReviewsThis post will specifically review the Dewalt dw734 planer.

To see reviews of other models click the links below.

Makita 2012nb, Dewalt dw735Delta 22-590

When I was adding a planer to my shop, I found the decision on which planer to buy difficult. Which brand, what features did I need, was it really worth it?

As a 20 year plus woodworker, I will try and share some of my experiences and what I found out about router tables.

If you’re simply looking for the best place to purchase, I have found that Amazon has the best prices and usually includes free shipping on their router tables.

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Dewalt dw734 Review

Is this the right planer for you?

I suspect most of you have used dewalt tools somewhere along the way. You know they are excellent tools. The Dewalt dw734 is no exception.

If you are a weekend woodworker to someone who is starting to build more complex projects, than this is an excellent choice.

There are certainly less expensive planers, but I’ve always been a believer in you get what you pay for.

This planer is well designed and build and should last you for many years.

Weight and Noise

Planers, by the way are some of the loudest tools in the shop. Although the Makita is a few decibels quieter, all the planers I reviewed are similar. Unless you use planer all day, every day, probably not an issue.

As a portable planer it’s light enough to take to another location. All are within a few pounds, but if you lug a planer around a lot, light weight is important.

How does it plane?

I like the motor here, 10,000 rpm and enough torque to cut the most dense hardwoods.

The dw734 is very similar to the dw735. The major difference is that the dw734 has one cutting speed and the dw735 has two. OK, nice feature when cutting very dense hardwoods like south American or African exotics, but for most people, I suspect this feature is really only a nice bonus.

Everyone who I talked with says snipe is not an issue here. The stock model comes with fairly long infeed and outfeed tables. Although a couple of people have said they made even longer extension wings and thought that was a big help.


The Dewalt dw734 uses three reversible, disposable blades. I prefer this to reusable blades. I have never been able to sharpen a reusable blade with any consistently. To use a sharpening service is as much if not more than the replacements.

People with older models often said they got very little blade life. But a couple of years ago, Dewalt fixed the problem by redesigning the blade angle. This significantly increased the blade life. Recent users say that fixed the problem.


Thickness planers can take a little time to get used to. If this is your first planer, realize there is a slight learning curve. As long as you are aware of this and set some different types of wood aside to practice, you’ll be fine with this planer.

That statement would apply to any planer, but OK, I really don’t have many concerns here and had to write something…


I think this is a really good, durable model for its intended user. As Dewalt brand tool it will no doubt be durable and long lasting. Its affordable price and ease of use and long lasting blades make it any excellent choice.

Here is a very basic video on how to set the height adjustments on the dw734

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