I have both the DeWalt(735) and Ridgid and when comparing surfaces there's not enough difference to matter to me. The DW may produce a slightly smoother surface on some woods. The Ridgid comes with an extra blades, stand and in/out feed tables. These are all extras on the DW. With the in/outfeed tables adjusted I've not experienced snipe. I haven't planed any long boards and I support the wood very lightly as it comes out. The dust collection is good on both machines. The Ridgid has shop vac hook up on one end of the collecter and a removable plug on the other end to accomodate a 4"hose and the plug closes the outlet on the other end. They're both heavy and noisy. They both do a really good job but the Ridgid costs around $150 less and comes with extras that cost around $175 if you buy them for the 735. Regardless of cost the DeWalt has a large network of factory repair centers.Originally posted by Grandpa_Bill:
I'm setting up my shop in my garage. I have looked at the Dewalt, Delta, and the Rigid. Will someone give me a performance comparison? Why would I pick the Rigid over the Dewalt 733 3-knife?