Over at Amazon, this Dewalt DW735X 13″ 2-speed planer package is on sale for $600, and is eligible for their $25 off $100+ holiday promo (ending 12/22/15), dropping the price to $575.
The same package is $649 elsewhere, or $624 after discount at other retailers also offering the $25 off $100 savings.
The planer by itself is $549 and is not eligible for the holiday discount. So for $26 more, you get an extra set of planer blades, and both infeed and outfeed table extensions. The folding tables are typically priced at $45-$55, and a spare set of planer blades is $47, or $75 for 2 sets.
In other words, if you’re interested in either a spare set of blades, or extension tables, the DW735X planer package is a good way to go.
This is a very highly regarded planer.
It has a 15A 20,000 RPM motor with 10,000 RPM cutting speed, and can handle workpieces up to 13″ wide. There’s a 2-speed gearbox that changes the feed speed from 96 CPI to 179 CPI for finish or dimensioning cuts.
There’s also fan-assisted chip ejection that helps clear dust and debris from the machine. It comes with a dust hose adapter for attachment to a dust collection system.
If a new Dewalt planer was on your wishlist, you can save a little bit if you buy it now.
This model is said to have a 100 pound shipping weight, so and probably weighs near that when unpacked. Make sure you have a sturdy base for it. If you don’t, there’s an optional stand available for $150 to $180.