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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…

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#1 posted 134 days ago

wow. really good. I love the idea of the built in filter. I have half a garage for my “shop” so individual DC for each tool is my MO. (usually small shop vacs im trying to build in to the bases.) This is the planer i have my eye on or some time in the future- now even more so.

-- Growing a full beard is proven to instantly improve your handtool skills...

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#2 posted 134 days ago

Thanks Jason. Here is a link to comments about this planer that you may want to read if you are thinking of getting this model.

I sometimes have problems with snipe but it is minimal, just giving you a head up before you buy that there are several who seem to have problems, myself included.

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#3 posted 134 days ago

good idea

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 134 days ago

Nicely done! If you use a short piece of flex hose where the down spout enters the box you can seal it off completely and still get enough freedom of motion to adjust the planer height.

And, it looks looks like with a slight mod you could even hook up a dust collector instead of relying on the 735 to push air through the filter. This one’s a favorite for sure.

-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#5 posted 134 days ago

May I ask what you are catching the chips and saw dust in? Is there a box or bag inside the cabinet?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 134 days ago

Thanks Dave, I had seen some with flex hose and you’re right it does seal better. My thought was that this would be more durable but in hindsight the hose might have been a better option.

Larry, the chips/dust go directly into the cabinet without anything inside. The exhaust vents through the port at the end of the cabinet and I do get some fine dust there, but its easily vacuumed out when I change the filter.

Thanks for looking

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#7 posted 134 days ago

genius. I like it

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord



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#8 posted 134 days ago

That’s a great setup KC, very innovative. I absolutely love this planer and am contemplating upgrading to the helix setup this year. I have a pretty nice ridgid shop vac and run it straight to the planer blower exit, works great so far.

Nice stand you built, curious if you have a miter-saw stand you could share if you built one, it’s my next project.

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#9 posted 134 days ago

Great idea. I have been trying to figure out how to make mine not spew everywhere.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 134 days ago

clever idea.

double up the filter and you may eliminate a lot of the residual dust.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

#11 posted 134 days ago

I quickly found out, after I first ran mine, that it would shoot the chips 15 feet across the shop. What a mess!

Now I attach it by a 4” hose to the cyclone DC on the wall.


-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#12 posted 134 days ago

That’s a nice solution to a common problem.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Matt in Franklin

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#13 posted 134 days ago

did you build this cabinet “from scratch” or did you use a plan? I feel like I’ve seen a similar thing done and I’d love to make one of these myself.

- never mind I saw the first part of your post where you said it was a combo of many ideas.

Great work, I will be looking to replicate your ideas.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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Matt in Franklin

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#14 posted 134 days ago

Two questions:

What are the overall dimensions of the “box”?
what, if anything, would you change or design differently?

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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#15 posted 134 days ago

Nice project. I like the outfeed support.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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