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Type of machine

Jointer Planer Combo

Manufacturer

DeWalt

Designed in

United States

Production status

Vintage

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  • DeWalt DW733S Jointer Planer
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Specifications
Jointing width: 260 mm Power: 1600 W
Max jointing depth: 3 mm Tables length: 1050 mm
Type of Cutters: Two standard blades Fence Tilt: 90 - 45 °
Planer width: 250 mm Power: 1600 W
Max depth of cut: 6 mm Table length: 500 mm
Max workpiece height: 160 mm Feed rate(s): 5 or 7m/min
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The DeWalt DW733S is a jointer planer combo (planer thicknesser) made by DeWalt until 1999. It’s the successor of the DW50 and DW1150, and is largely the same, but painted yellow instead of green. It was succeeded by the modern D27300.

It should not be confused with the DW733, which is a modern benchtop planer also made by DeWalt.

The main improvement over the older DW1150 seems to be a better dust hood, which helps with dust extraction, which was the main problem with the DW50 and DW1150.

Cast Alloy Body

Just like the DW50 and DW1150, the body is made from a heavy cast alloy, which makes it heavier and sturdier than similar machines like the Elektra Beckum HC260. This also meant it couldn’t really break easily, so most vintage machines I’ve seen are still in good shape.

Folding Tables

The tables of the DW733S fold upwards, and lock in place with a spring to prevent falling down and smashing your fingers. This not only allows you switch quickly between jointing and planing, but it also means you don’t lose your table’s settings and keep your jointing table accurate.

There is also an optional mortising attachment that can be mounted on the side.

Replacement Blades: Blades for the DW1150 and DW50 might also fit the DW733S. You can find some here on eBay.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Jointer planer with better build quality than most other machines from this era.

Value for money

A

Quality

A

What we don't like

  • Motor on the side takes up more floor space

What we like

  • Made from cast alloy, so very heavy and stable
  • Great build quality
  • Motor on the side, so can be stored under a workbench
  • Folding tables make switching between modes easy
  • Two speeds for planing
  • Better dust collection than the older DW1150

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the DeWalt DW733S Jointer Planer

General
Weight (standard configuration)63 kg
Total height530 mm
Total width650 mm
Motor
Motor Voltage3x 400V 1x 230V
Extra Features and Options
Mortising attachmentOption
Jointer
Jointing width260 mm
Max depth of cut3 mm
Tables length1050 mm
Type of cuttersTwo standard blades
Fence tilt90 - 45°
Planer
Planer Width250 mm
Max depth of cut6 mm
Table length500 mm
Max workpiece height160 mm
Feed rate(s)5 or 7m/min

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