|Project by Kelly||posted 04-17-2014 10:05 PM||7422 views||46 times favorited||25 comments|
I’m not sure how others handle the chips/dust from this particular planer (Dewalt DW735) but this was what I came up with. It’s a combination of several ideas I found on the web.
The Dewalt DW735 has a built in blower and can operate without being attached to any dc system. However, collecting the chips/dust was a problem as the fan is quite powerful and would escape anything I tried to collect it in. Finally I came up with this cart that doubles as a collection container for all my dust and chips. It’s a bit overkill but it works great.
The 4” PVC moves up/down with the planer. The down spout goes through a very snug fitting hole cut in the top of the cabinet, but the pipe still can move without binding. The side of the cabinet, against the wall, has a large door (lined with weather striping) to clean out the dust/chips while at the feed end I put a second door with a filter in it to ventilate and control the dust. Between the filter door and the collection box I ran a second piece of PVC for the air to vent through.
Anyway, I thought I’d pass this along for anyone else who has that same planer and same problem I was having…