Thickesser Dewalt DW733

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Blog entry by jaxx posted 10-09-2008 06:42 PM 2226 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had mine around 8 months now and it has changed my life in the shop, i no longer have to buy dressed timber at rediculous prices, the blades were dulling after some heavy work with Oak boards so i changed them out, pretty straight forward and i checked the cuts and all seems to be fine. Snipe is a big subject and although i do get some and sometimes pretty bad its all down to how much of a bite you take. I have found if i go easy on the cut it vitually goes away i reduce the cut to just a skim as i get close to required depth and alwats use a digital caliper to get it accurate. Has anyone else got any good tips on using the equipment. can you re sharpen the blades etc and what is best way to reduce snipe.

thanks, george spain

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#1 posted 10-09-2008 07:40 PM

I had no idea it was Snipe hunting season already.

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#2 posted 10-09-2008 08:20 PM

I also have a 733. Are you closing the ‘anti-snipe’ bar (or whatever Dewalt calls it) at the top of the machine after adjusting your depth of cut? I get virtually no snipe on mine unless the boards are overly long and thus unsupported going in or out.

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#3 posted 10-09-2008 09:31 PM

i clamp the lock bar down when i get close to the required thickness, are you say you should clamp the bar every pass ??

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#4 posted 10-09-2008 09:33 PM

i have also made a 6ft out feed table same with as the DW table , this helps however i still get snipe sometimes. i guess its my set up. maybe i should build an infeed table

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#5 posted 10-10-2008 12:48 AM

I have a 733. The blades are sharpenable unlike the ones on the newer 734 and 735 which are reversible but not sharpenable. I hardly ever get snipe unless I don’t support the piece properly.

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#6 posted 10-10-2008 01:08 AM

thanks for the info, i will run some test pieces in the morning with due care on the support and see if i can work this out. Do you have any extra support at the infeed side ?


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