Many accomplished carpenters must have a wood planer for it enables them to achieve clean, smooth cuts. Therefore, it is important to choose a wood planer that not only offers great features, but also meets your planing needs. Whether you need a planer to use for a short time or in your commercial projects, you should rest assured that Dewalt has something good for you. However, Dewalt has many models and people are usually confused over which model to go for between the DW735 and DW735X. Below, we will do a comparison between the two dewalt wood planers so that you can be able to determine the one that suits your project better.
The DW735 is the smaller tool of the two but still packs a lot of power. The cutter on the unit is fitted with 3 knives and is able to spin at 10000 rpm. This means that the unit is able to do about 96 cuts per inch which is a remarkable fete when it comes to wood planers. The good thing is that the knives are either reversed or disposed depending on how they are performing. At about 13 inches, they are also longer than those on the previous models. This enables you to handle larger volume of work. And since these blades are disposable, you do not need to do any sharpening.
On the other hand, the DW735X is a bit larger than the DW735. This means that it comes equipped with better features and capabilities. For example, the unit has an aluminum base that makes it sturdier. This means that it is more stable even when dealing with heavy duty applications. Unlike its predecessor, the DW735X has a dual speed gearbox that allows it to deliver different cutting speeds. Although the motor has a maximum speed of 10000 rpm, the dual speed gearbox allows it to either deliver 96 cuts per inch or 179 cuts per inch. This comes in handy especially considering that different materials require different planing speeds. The blade on the DW735X has a length of 13 inches.
The DW735 can handle different kinds of woods thanks to its thickness adjustments and feed tables. However, you can fold up these feed tables so that they can take up less space. Both of these planers can handle materials that are about 6 inches in depth.
The DW735 comes with a dust port where you can attach a vacuum. However, it is important to note that you cannot be able to fold up the tables when the vacuum is connected to the unit.
On the other hand, the DW735X has a better debris management than the DW735. This is because the DW735X comes with a chip collection chute that sucks all the debris collected during the cutting process. The good thing however is that the unit breaks up the waste into smaller chips so that it can easily is sucked by the vacuum.
When it comes to portability, the DW735X is a bit heavier than the DW735. This is because it weighs about 100 pounds when compared to the 92 pounds on the DW735.
Both the DW735X and DW735 are great planers. However, the DW735X is seen as an improvement of the former and will offer you with more features.