|Project by tyvekboy||posted 06-17-2014 09:07 PM||2253 views||7 times favorited||14 comments|
June 17, 2014
You may not have a DW-735 Thickness Planer yet but you may so this post may be something to keep in the back of your mind.
Eventually you will break the 4 inch dust port supplied with this great tool.
When this happens, what are you to do? I’m very frugal. A new replacement part may just break again. So this is what I did.
I laminated 3 pieces of 3/4 inch plywood together and sized it to fit both the machine side of the port ….
… as well as the hose side of the port.
This new one fits and snaps and clicks in place just like the original plastic one. It is also heavy duty!
The only problem you’ll discover is that the release button is going to be hard to get to and is going to require a tool.
The tool I made consists of a stiff piece of wire that will fit in the hole with a wooden knob on the end.
The tool fits in the little hole and is used to depress the spring-loaded button so that the adaptor can be rotated and removed.
NOTE: Making the tool is not necessary as pointed out by DGar in comments below. Also note that MT_Stringer suggested I paint the wooden adapter BLACK …. it does look better. Thanks for the suggestions both.
You can either fit a 4 inch hose over the end to connect to your dust collection system or you can put a 4 inch Dust Right adaptor on it.
OR …. you can do what I did in my next post.
BTW …. This wooden adaptor was accidentally broken when I had the outfeed table in the UP position and my son was lowering the head and didn’t realize that the outfeed table had to be lowered before the head was lowered. A little titebond glue and when the glue set up it worked fine. Couldn’t have done that with the plastic affair.
Comments encourage and questions welcomed.
Thanks for looking and I hope this helps all the owners and owners-to-be with a common problem.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized