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Project by Tony1212 posted 04-27-2016 03:26 PM 961 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 04-27-2016 03:44 PM

Vent hole is too small and a 5 gal bucket will fill up in just a couple of minutes. Planers really produce the chips.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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DonDA

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#2 posted 04-27-2016 03:50 PM

Tony1212 – I have the same planer, and it has an internal fan that pushes a LOT of air. The left-behind chips is a strong indication that you are not getting rid of enough exhaust through the vent. When I first got mine, I hooked it up to a shop vac and it worked pretty well, but had some chips left in the planer, but nothing like you have there. Now, with a 4” line to a dust collector there are no chips left behind. You definitely need to find a way to allow the airflow to increase. Good luck.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#3 posted 04-27-2016 05:13 PM

Try using a 30 gal garbage (plastic) can with a lid on it. Get some dryer vent hose to run from the planer to the garbage can and use a piece of PVC or some rigid tubing that is the right diameter as the inlet. Use a shop vac to to pull out of the garbage can. Make a hole for the 2 1/2” hose on the garbage can lid and insert the hose. The shop vac will pull the air out of the garbage can and make a slight negative pressure so you won’t back pressure the vent line on the planer and dump chips on the wood you are planning. Now you have a functional dust cyclone and you won’t be blowing chips and fine dust all over the shop. It will also be large enough to handle the chip load from the planer. BTW I have the same planer and I hook mine up to the shop dust collector with a cyclone in between.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 04-27-2016 05:25 PM

That bucket is WAY too small to handle the jet-powered-exhaust of the 735. To paraphrase that guy in the movie “Jaws” .... “You’re gonna need a bigger bucket”

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Tony1212

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#5 posted 04-27-2016 06:11 PM

Yeah, I kind of figured it was an airflow issue. The problem is that I don’t have room for a bigger garbage can in my shop. I don’t do much planing, so I don’t have a problem emptying it out often.

I don’t have a stove or fire pit to burn the chips so I have to get them into a trash bag before putting them out on the curb. I’m concerned that I’d make a bigger mess trying to get 30 gallons of chips into a bag. Got chewed out by the garbage collectors once when a bag ripped and sawdust flew all over the place when they dumped the can.

I don’t have room for a full size dust collector either, so I have my shop vac connected to a dust deputy. It takes me a few weeks to fill up that 5 gallon bucket. I think venting the planer right into the dust deputy would cause some chips to get into the shop vac.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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Richard

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#6 posted 04-27-2016 08:09 PM

Yep , that bucket is to small and trying to run the planer to a standard size dust deputy would most likely overload it as well since the planer puts out a lot of chips. A Super dust deputy and a 30 gal. can would just about give you a full blown dust collector for a very small shop using one tool at a time. Not quite as good but better that what you seem to have now , which by the way is better than what I use which is to just let the wind blow since my tools get used outside.

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LFD3908

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#7 posted 04-30-2016 02:53 AM

Hooked mine up to a shop vac but pressure from planer actually over pressurized the 6 hp vac causing to vent out of the vac. Did not have a chip collector between the two.

-- LFD3908

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onedumblonde

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#8 posted 04-30-2016 04:02 AM

I struggled to find a temporary and portable solution for chip collection for this planer as well. I tried the large garbage can with vents cut in it to relieve the pressure created by the chip ejector fan but that still pressured up garbage can and blasted chips out of the 7/8 of the lid that was not clipped down.
And then I wen the simplest way possible which turned out to also be the best solution for me aside from having a dust extraction unit. All it took was some 4” flexible ducting, 2 hose clamps, and a pillowcase. The pillowcase blows up like a balloon when the planer is on but catches everything that the planer spits out with enough airflow that is doesn’t back pressure and leave wood chips on planer table.

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bluethundra

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#9 posted 05-03-2016 08:02 PM



I struggled to find a temporary and portable solution for chip collection for this planer as well. I tried the large garbage can with vents cut in it to relieve the pressure created by the chip ejector fan but that still pressured up garbage can and blasted chips out of the 7/8 of the lid that was not clipped down.
And then I wen the simplest way possible which turned out to also be the best solution for me aside from having a dust extraction unit. All it took was some 4” flexible ducting, 2 hose clamps, and a pillowcase. The pillowcase blows up like a balloon when the planer is on but catches everything that the planer spits out with enough airflow that is doesn t back pressure and leave wood chips on planer table.

- onedumblonde

Very Cool Idea!!!!

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