Last week I tried out the new planer and the DeWalt 735’s chip blower pressurized my DC piping and made quite a mess. On to the next step in rearranging my shop.
I have a miter saw on a flat table in the middle of my workshop. It isn’t a very good location. So I’m building a miter saw table with a lowered section to mount the saw. This way I can make a 4’ fence in each direction. I bought some 1×4 pine. I ripped it to width. I am running it through the jointer. I do not need to do this for a work shop table, but I figure the more I use the jointer the better I’ll be at using it on projects. (Learning and practicing new skills).
Well my DC is not pulling any of the shavings from the jointer. I unplug the jointer, open the chute and it is packed. I clean it out. Still no suction. I realized the bag is full. I empty the bag. Still limited air movement. I open up the piping near the DC and holy crap. It was packed full. I cleaned the last elbow out and by golly it collects dust again. I’ll try the planer again this weekend and see if it works better with an empty bag and clear piping.
I think I’ll set up a cyclonic chip collector before the DC unit. The pieces that clogged the pipe were shavings from the jointer and planer that hung up on the DC’s protective bars, (just before the blower).