|Project by tyvekboy||posted 06-17-2014 09:09 PM||4289 views||12 times favorited||13 comments|
June 17, 2014
I’ve had my DeWalt 735 Thickness Planer since Christmas of 2004 and absolutely love it. However, dust collection has been a challenge. Ever since I’ve had it I’ve used a Dust-Right 4 inch port adaptor on the 4 inch dust chute supplied with the machine and attached a Dust-Right hose to it.
The problem is I had to suspend the heavy hose to keep it out of the way of the exiting piece of wood. What a pain!
After seeing several different ways other LJ’s have dealt with the chips/dust that is created by this machine, i decided to make this improvement to my system.
Let me first say that I had built a cabinet (with 3 drawers) upon which to place my planer the day after I got it. Old people don’t lift 100 pound machines around their shops.
I also put casters on it so it would be mobile when needed. If you don’t have a cabinet for your planer, this solution will not work for you.
SOLUTION TO DUST COLLECTION
What you’ll need to buy (unless you already have them on hand) is:
24 inch length of 4 inch round rigid duct pipe
(3) —- 90 degree 4 inch rigid duct elbows
Clamps to attach hose to ducting
Roll of Aluminized duct tape
I removed the 4 inch Dust-Right port adaptor from my wooden output port and attached a 90 degree 4 inch elbow to it with 2 screws. (Now this is a good reason to have a wooden adaptor). If you still have the plastic OEM part, you could use the aluminized duct tape to attach this part.
To this elbow I attached about a 6 inch length of 4 inch rigid round duct that was cut from the 2 foot section. Another 90 degree elbow is added and all elbows configured as shown. All pieces are screwed and taped.
To allow the planer head to move up and down, a short section of 4 inch Dust-Right hose is attached to the last elbow. The other end of the flexible hose will be attached to the next section as seen above.
The next section will be 18 inches of 4 inch rigid round duct (the rest of the 2 foot section).
To attach this section of duct to my cabinet I made these 2 clamps out of 3/4 inch plywood that are screwed to the cabinet with 2 screws. One screw clamps the split-ring that goes around the duct.
The end of this duct that attached to the flexible hose had to clear the out feed table. If this duct was placed vertically, I would not have any wood to screw the clamps to the cabinet. Angling the duct in this fashion solved all challenges.
The other end of the duct receives the last 90 degree elbow.
To the other end of the elbow is attached a Dust-Right 4 inch adaptor.
To support the weight of the end of the flexible hose, I added a shelf upon which it can rest.
Since adding this dust collection system, It seems to work a lot better than what I used before.
Hope this gives you ideas of how you can improve your dust collection on your DW 735 planer.
Comments encouraged and questions welcomed.
Thanks for looking.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized