|Project by Tony1212||posted 04-27-2016 03:26 PM||1278 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I finally got my DW735x planer up and running (stupid back problems keeping me out of the shop). While doing research to decide which planer to get, it became apparent that I needed to have some kind of plan to handle the chips BEFORE I fired this thing up.
You can see my materials in the second picture. The idea is just to direct all the chips into the 5 gallon bucket and let the planer do all the heavy lifting. I happened upon the floor register filters and figured I could use those to let the air out and keep the chips in the bucket. It took about 3 layers of filter to keep it all in. There are two hose clamps and a couple pieces of 1/4” ply missing in that pic. The 4” hose was the most expensive thing I used.
It seems to work pretty well, but you can see in the last picture that there was a lot of chips that never made it out of the planer. Is that normal? Or is the hole in the bucket too small and/or are the filters in the covering the hole restricting air flow too much and creating a blowback scenario?
-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs