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Project by Matt in Franklin posted 88 days ago 1770 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new dust collection cart for my Dewalt DW735 planer. My primary inspiration was the cabinet that Kelly made HERE.

I am glad I did it because I found out first hand how powerful the chip exhaust is on this unit. The first time I turned it on, it blew the back hatch open! I added some barrel bolt locks to keep everything sealed up and it works great at collecting the chips inside the cabinet.

My version of this cabinet has a hidden extendable top that rides on full extension drawer slides. The last picture isnt that clear but I get 41” of support from the end of the planer bed. SWEET!

Hope you are as inspired to make one of these as I was when I saw Kelly’s cabinet.

also, I built this DUST EXTRACTOR AND CYCLONE CART with the leftover plywood I had from this project. It was a nice bonus for the shop!

Enjoy and I welcome you comments.

-- I'm just a simple caveman





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crowie

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#1 posted 88 days ago

You’ve done a very nice job on the cabinet/stand for the thickness Matt…. I’ve love one but space is an issue….
I have to take mine out into the yard and yes the chip exhaust is huge….
Well done!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Matt in Franklin

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#2 posted 88 days ago

thanks Crowie. My shop is 1/2 of my garage. So everything is mobile and on carts so that I get everything out of the way if needed.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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Matt in Franklin

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#3 posted 87 days ago

I think if I make any modification to this cabinet, I might go back and add a shelf at the bottom for storage and not have such a large area for chip collection. But I need to see how fast this thing fills up after a day of planing.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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JFred

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#4 posted 87 days ago

Very well done

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isaac42

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#5 posted 87 days ago

Very nice job. It looks great and seems quite functional.

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Matt in Franklin

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#6 posted 87 days ago

thanks guys

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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Northwest29

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#7 posted 87 days ago

Matt, you have a real winner there. Unwanted chips and saw dust floating around the shop are never desirable. DOH! I’m a bit confused – are all the chips going into the box passively or do you have a dust collector hooked up to pull the waste in?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Matt in Franklin

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#8 posted 87 days ago

Ron,

there is no dust collector hooked up. The DW735 has a powerful chip exhaust on it. Works like a reverse dust collector. That’s what the hose is connected to. So far, i’d say there is no need for using an actual dust collector with this planer.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 87 days ago

Looks really nice. If you are doing any rough material planning, your chips will build quickly.

How are you going to empty your collection bin?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Kelly

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#10 posted 87 days ago

Matt, it looks great! I like the pull out extension you added. A good point about adding storage. I have yet to fill mine to the point that I need to empty it

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Matt in Franklin

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#11 posted 87 days ago

Mike, I put a 10” tall door on the back side of the cabinet (shown in picture #3) that I can open and stick my dust collector’s hose into to suck out all the chips.

I need some use over time to figure out how long it will take to get a good amount of shavings built up so I know how often I will actually have to do this.

I built in what I think is a LOT of capacity inside the cabinet for holding chips. We will see, though.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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buck_cpa

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#12 posted 87 days ago

good work Matt. My dewalt arrives via Amazon Wednesday morning. I was trying to figure out how I needed to configure my DC to accommodate the new beast… didn’t realize it has a built-in blower. They don’t even advertise that. This is great news. I was glad to see my delta lunchbox leave the garage… that thing was a mess and changing blades was a nightmare. Keep posting man. Btw, you probably live real close to me. I’m in Brentwood (near Concord and Nolensville). Best, Buck

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Matt in Franklin

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#13 posted 87 days ago

Thanks Kelly. I appreciate it. Your cabinet made it so easy for me to draw something functional up in Sketchup. You provided the inspiration and a few basic design features to get this thing built.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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Matt in Franklin

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#14 posted 87 days ago

Buck,

when I first built the cabinet, I didnt have any kind of lock on the “back door” where I access the chips. It was just a friction fit. The first time I turned on the planer it blew, and I mean blew the door open. I thought I had done something wrong and broken the planer! Then I saw that the loud thwack came from the door flying open.

This thing ejects chips the way a snow blower ejects snow. If I ran it without any kind of hose on the planer I bet it would throw chips 25 to 30 feet.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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Matt in Franklin

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#15 posted 87 days ago

Buck, I live in the Sullivan Farms development off of Mack Hatcher.

Good to hear from a neighbor and fellow lumberjock!

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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