Model#: DEWNDW734

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Dewalt DW734 12-1/2 in. Thickness Planer

  • Dewalt DW734 12-1/2 in. Thickness Planer
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  • Powerful 15.0 amp, 10,000 RPM motor handles larger, deeper cuts in hardwoods
  • Three knife cutter-head provides 96 cuts per inch, one of the finest finishes of any portable planer
  • Disposable, reversible knives delivers 30% more knife life and makes knife changes fast and easy
  • Four column carriage lock drastically reduces the movement that causes snipe
  • Extra-long infeed and outfeed tables provide 33-1/2 in. of material support
  • Material removal gauge and thickness scale deliver accurate cuts with every pass
  • Turret depth stop allows users to return to their most frequently used depths with ease
  • 12-1/2 in. Thickness Planer - DW734
  • Dust Hood
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Length: 17 in.
Width: 21 in.
Height: 21 in.
Weight: 80 lbs.
Amperage: 15
Bench-Top: Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: Yes
Cutterhead Speed (RPM): 20000
Dust Port: Yes
ETL Safety: No
Feed Rate - Planing (FPM): 18
Material Thickness (Max.)Material Length (Min.): 6 in
Motor Type: Brushed
No-Load Speed (CPM): 18000
No. of Knives: 3
Planing Depth (Max.): 1/8 in
Planing Width (Max.): 12-1/2 in
Power Source: Corded
PreWired Voltage: 120V
UL Safety: Yes
Voltage: 120V
Wifi compatibility: No


  • Surface planing soft and hardwoods
  • Recommendations


    4.6 / 5.0
    105 Reviews
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    1 Star
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (78)
    Easy To Use (75)
    Powerful (66)
    Value (12)
    Ergonomic Design (1)
    Heavy (8)
    Loud (5)
    Short Run Time (if applicable) (1)
    Best Uses
    Small Projects (10)
    Frequent Use (6)
    Large Projects (6)
    Home Repair (5)
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    Easy To Use
    Best Uses
    Small Projects
    Excellent value for the hobbyist woodworker.`
    I did a lot of research for a new benchtop thickness planer. I knew that the DW735 was very popular, but it was a little expensive, and the size of its footprint didn't work well for me. I have a small garage workshop, and I wanted to mount the planer on a swivel top stand along with a Ridgid oscillating/belt sander. I thought about the Ridgid R4331, but read too many negative reviews. Then I found the DW734, which while it doesn't have as many features as the DW735, it had what I wanted: Three knives, a material removal indicator, a locking carriage to reduce snipe, and large infeed and outfeed tables. CPO shipping was extremely fast, and I saved more than $75 compared to buying it at my local big box store when you add in sales tax. I have only used it briefly (to help me build the swivel top stand), but the cut quality is amazing. VERY SMOOTH, and very little snipe on either end. So far, I am very happy.
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    February 10, 2019
    9 months ago
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    Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
    Worked well but found issue yesterday.
    I am a weekend woodworker, and only about one weekend per month. I have used this planer for several projects which it performed very well. Depth of cut for larger boards should be reduced, but that is common sense- I know others complained of this, but the motor can only handle so much. Yesterday, I was planing some 1x4 fir boards, and noticed the sound change. It seemed like there was extra vibration so I shut it down. When I removed the cover on the main pulley/belt side, I could see the 15/16" nut laying on the base plate and therefore missing from the main pulley. Now I have to figure out how far to tear this down to get it back together, torqued properly, and with some locktite so it does not fall apart again.
    January 14, 2019
    Originally posted at
    Good Quality Lower Budget Planer
    I have had this planer for nearly 3 years now and use it almost daily for my woodworking business.

    Pros: Portable, smooth 3 knife finish, easy knife flip and change, affordable, Dewalt name and consistent quality, available at Lowes and Home Depot, handles hardwood and softwood well(I consistently run everything from Bloodwood to walnut to purple heart to fir through it).

    Cons: Motor does overheat (especially in hot summer when sunlight is reflecting off the in-feed table. In a shop, there should not be as much of an issue here), Dust collection pulls from the side so IF you are working with stringy softwoods (pine and fir), the dust collector gets clogged frequently (with 6.5hp shop vac suction) and can be a pain to unclog, hard to calibrate and level infeed and outfeed trays to avoid natural planer snipe

    IF you have the extra cash, go ahead and drop the extra $$$ and get the DW735. This planer is decent, but going with the DW735 will be a move you won't regret.
    January 7, 2019
    Originally posted at
    Best tool I have purchased yet
    Looking back at every project I have ever done, everyone of them would have turned out better with this planer. This planer is an absolute work horse. Right out of the box it planed 200ft of typical Home Depot lumber to protection.
    This review was collected as part of a promotion
    November 16, 2018
    Originally posted at
    Great Tool
    Easy to use. Highly recommend a vacuum system. If you don't have one just be sure to place it somewhere where you can easily clean around it.
    This review was collected as part of a promotion
    November 13, 2018
    Originally posted at
    Perfect for a small shop
    Love this planer. Easy to chance thickness with the top mount handle. Wish the run off table was just slightly longer.
    This review was collected as part of a promotion
    November 12, 2018
    Originally posted at
    Nice diy tool
    Its a new tool at the shop, used a couple of times, Im not sure if I got a nail but it already dented the blade, I think it was a not or hard piece of wood, I got enough power for soft woods but hard wood and using all of it surface it struggles a bit.
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    November 12, 2018
    Originally posted at
    Work horse
    I’ve had this a for a few months now and it’s a beast. I use it almost everyday and run some pretty narley boards through it with no issues. Switching out the blades is easy as well.
    This review was collected as part of a promotion
    November 12, 2018
    Originally posted at
    Worth the $
    You pay for what you get, but this is very capable. Keep the blades shape and you’ll have no issues.
    This review was collected as part of a promotion
    November 12, 2018
    Originally posted at
    Not what I expect from DeWalt
    Wife bought this for me Christmas of 2016. I have literally used it to plane 2 - 2x10 when making a entertainment center, and 8 - 2x6 when making a table all of which were pine. I went to make another table last week and after running 8 more 2x6 through the first time cutting 1/32" the belt broke. It looked like it was only on half way to the pulley. Ordered 2 new belts to have a backup. Put it on Friday night, Sunday the new belt is half way off of the pullies and is melted to them. Call for service questions, get a quote of 217.00 to get it repaired and they no linger have a center here in Austin, have to take it to San Antonio. Is it just me or have I used this planer very little to be having these problems??? Is this a price to pay every 18 months that is half the cost of the planer? I have switched so many tools over to DeWalt over the last 3 years and several of them are the cost of this planer and more, not to mention all of my cordless 20v and 60v stuff. Second guessing myself now.
    October 15, 2018
    Originally posted at

    Questions & Answers

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    Does this planer have dust port(s)
    Justin on Mar 8, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes it dose have a 4" dust port
    How much Horsepower.
    Sir Duke of Awesomeness on Aug 18, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: No horse power rating on the motor however this planer is plenty powerful as long as you dont try to take down too much in one pass. Works great. Highly recommend.
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    Are the blades carbide? Listing doesn't say.
    Philo on Jul 16, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Not sure, I've had to replace one set, they last for about 1k-2k board feet and then I put the new set in. Depends what material you're using though, I've been using all hard wood and some really dense stuff.
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    Is there a stand foe this?
    A shopper on Dec 3, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I would assume so i had a table that is working just fine.
    Are the blades reversible and which is better a 2 or 3 blade?
    Brent on Nov 27, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Yes blades are reversible. I would prefer the 3 blade for a better finish on the wood. Also when planing take your time and make sure your lumber is flat on feed table and clear of all nails if using recycled material.
    Does this planer come with blades?
    Ruth on Feb 1, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, it comes with blades. It comes with a 3-knife cutter head.
    How thick of material will planer handle ?
    A shopper on Feb 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Max. Material Thickness: 6 in.
    What is the footprint dimensions of the DW734 Planer? Length, width and Height.
    Dennis on Mar 7, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The dimensions of the planer are 24 x 17 x 21 inches.
    What is the footprint dimensions of the DW734 Planer? Length, width and Height.
    Dennis on Mar 7, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The dimensions are 24 x 17 x 21 inches.
    Are the blades reversible and which is better a 2 or 3 blade?
    Brent on Nov 27, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: The blades are reversible and a 3-blade planer is better than a 2-blade planer.

    New Vs. Reconditioned

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    Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
    • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
    • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
    • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
    Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
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    Three-Year Limited Warranty. DEWALT will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258). This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

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