Dewalt DW735 VS DW733

For most people who are working with woods, you must have found the material needs more work before we can start using them. Buying stock materials is not always easy but a thickness planer like Dewalt DW735 Vs DW733 can ease the job. Their main function is to make a parallel result and ready to be used after processing properly. For those who are currently eyeing these planers, let’s see which you may like better.

In this comparison, we are going to talk about:

  • What is a Thickness Planer
  • What are Dewalt DW735 and DW733
  • How are the Unit of Dewalt DW735 and DW733
  • What are the Features in Dewalt DW735 and DW733
  • How are the Performance of Dewalt DW735 and DW733
  • How are the Dust Ejector in Dewalt DW735 and DW733
  • Dewalt DW735 Vs DW733

Thickness Planer

Wood is probably the most versatile material and is highly valued all over the world for you can make lots of things with them from building a house to the puzzle your kids and family can play together. The material however does not always come in perfect condition whether it is crooked, bent, or even chipped. The cost of buying a perfect material can be too heavy on the pocket and not versatile so it is often best to work on them manually.

This is the job of a thickness planer and jointer hand in hand. One machine can’t replace the role of the other because they are made for different jobs even though it is applied for the same material. Today our main focus is thickness planer and for those who are not familiar yet with the equipment, as the name suggests they will make sure that the material has the same thickness so we can use them to build other items easier.

They work basically by cutting off the excess material that makes your wood or material uneven on both sides. The flat side is facing the bottom of the planer and the top side is the one we are going to cut so it should be the rough side as well. Thickness planners have an adjustable height for the maximum depth or thickness of material it can work on. This is different for the cutting depth which is adjusted separately and different planers can have different maximum depth as well.

Knowing how the machine is used makes sure that we can work optimally and among others making sure that one side of the machine needs to be flat is probably the most important because they will use this as a reference point to trim the top side. When you feed an uneven side at the bottom of the planer, it will perpetuate or even worsen the uneven surface at the bottom. This is why jointer and planer work awesome with each other.

While the planer is flattening or evening both surfaces of your material, the jointer is roughly cutting the surface so it gets a flat side as a reference before we feed it into the planer. Both use blades but the jointer installed it at the bottom of the machine while a planer has it on top of the machine or feeder. They are attached on a rod and spin quickly to shave the excess material. Jointer also require you to move the plank manually above the blade.

 Dewalt DW735Dewalt DW733
Product Dimensions24 x 22 x 19 inches
24 x 17 x 21 inches
Shipping Weight92 pounds
85.2 pounds
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About Dewalt DW735 and DW733

If you need something to complement the jointer or think about a planer that will be more useful for your type of material and work types, the thickness planer is the most ideal option to have in the working space. Note that they can be quite costly or need proper maintenance so we need to make sure that the machine can work as long as possible. One of the most common issues for planers is the blades because they need to be changed or sharpened if possible.

Dewalt for example is a famous option in the market and we are sure most people are already familiar with this company and their wide range of power tools, especially the cordless tools such as Dewalt XR and MAX line. Many people love their products because of the overall good quality and accessories we can buy to pair them with. The thickness planers for example have been around for quite some time and continue to be renewed to improve the performance and ease of use.

If you think 12-13 inches of width will be enough for the type of material you will be working on, the Dewalt DW735 and DW733 are few favorites from the line. As you can expect, they are different models by the series and DW735 is a newer planer in comparison. The capacity is improved because DW733 was a 12-1/2 inch in capacity and we are getting a slightly wider feeder on the new machine. The construction seems to be upgraded too.

The model we have here DW735 is a basic version of the DW735X that you can check in our Dewalt DW735X Vs DW735 since the X variant comes with the in and out, foldable feeding table as well as a set of new blades just in case you will need to change the installed one in the future. In comparison, the Dewalt DW735 and DW733 are working really well and they are very long lasting when cared for properly. Overall we think the DW735 is a better designed planner among the two.

Dewalt DW735 and DW733 Unit

Moving further, what we want to mention first is the weight of these planers because they are heavy and DW735 is noticeably heavier. The housing is also different and as you can see, the mechanism to increase and decrease the height is slightly different. The DW733 used to have a stationary two sides supported by rods while the middle part that housed the blade would move up and down according to your setup. On the DW735 this mechanism is lifting the whole housing altogether.

There are no stationary sides anymore but the 4 large nuts are supporting the main housing while moving it all together as you rotate the crank. We have no complaint about the sturdiness of these planers since they are heavy enough to sustain the vibration while in operation. Additionally, the DW735 doesn’t come with a feeding table for some reasons while the DW733 already comes attached with a pair so you will need to buy these tables separately if not choosing to get a DW735X instead.

Dewalt DW735 and DW733 Features

Now for the most important part, let’s see what the Dewalt DW735 and DW733 can offer starting from the features. Just like most planers, you will find the on/off switch located on the feeding side of the machine and they are designed to avoid accidental activation. There is an interesting feature on the DW735 however and it is a speed adjustment which allows you to set the speed of the blade to 179 or 96 cuts per inch that can be useful for both finishing and dimensioning the material.

Just like most planers we have a ruler on the right side and the accuracy may vary however so we recommend checking and measuring your machine first before relying on this ruler. The capacity of DW735 is 13 inch wide and 6 inch tall while the DW33 is 12-1/2 inch wide and 6 inch tall for the maximum height of the wood. As for cutting depth they are about 3.10 mm and 2 mm respectively while the planers can plane wood for up to 1/4 inch thick.

Dewalt DW735 and DW733 Performance 

Next is for the performance part and we do think both Dewalt DW735 and DW733 are pretty similar because they house the same motor or the 15 Amp and 10,000 RPM cutter head spin to cut your material quickly and reliably. The amount of power should be enough for most DIY and small to medium jobs but do check the blades from time to time since chipping and dull blades will put stress on the motor and reduce both performance as well as the longevity of the planer.

The blades are dual side however so once the one side is chipped, we can remove and rotate it to be used again. We are unsure about sharpening them since it may reduce the depth of cut making them inaccurate and if you plan on sharpening them, it is highly recommended to ask a professional to do it.

Dewalt DW735 and DW733 Dust Collection

Lastly on the dust collection, both Dewalt DW735 and DW733 come with a hose attachment to prevent the dust from getting scattered on the floor and for better management. The hose allowed us to attach another hose to remove it from the working space. In comparison however, the ejector on DW735 is very strong and it is a bit higher than DW733. It is great for a more reliable management but you will definitely need to attach something since it is quite strong so the dust may sting the skin.

Dewalt DW735 Vs DW733

There are plenty of good planners to go for and these two are some of them. The difference is that DW735 is a newer model and it also has a slightly wider capacity along with deeper depth of cut. The machine is overall more convenient with two-speed adjustment as well as a more rigid build quality. It has a stronger dust ejector compared to DW733 yet, the unit doesn’t come with the feeding in and out table thus, we have to buy it separately.

- Powerful 15-AMP, 20,000 RPM motor (10,000 RPM cutterhead speed) handles larger cuts in wider materials with ease
- Three knife cutter-head delivers 30-percent longer knife life and makes knife change faster and easier
- Two speed gear box allows users to change feed speed to optimizing cuts per inch at 96 or 179 CPI
- Fan-assisted chip ejection vacuums chips off of the cutter-head and exhausts them out of the machine
- Head lock facility locks the cutter head into place to eliminate any movement in the cutter, providing a high quality surface finish
- Large infeed and outfeed tables provide added material support when cutting large materials to improve the surface finish
- 4 post column design allows the cutter head to move up and down smoothly and accurately
- Powerful 1800 Watt motor makes large surface planing easy


The decision is all yours and we do think the two are very reliable planers to work with but, if you don’t have any issue with the budget, we will highly recommend getting the Dewalt DW735 because it is overall more improved based on the design, capacity, and feature.

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