|Project by MrFid||posted 07-30-2016 07:27 PM||1450 views||15 times favorited||6 comments|
I scored a DW735 a few years ago, but got tired of lugging it around every time I needed it. It’s a bit heavy, so I decided to make a stand for it. I also needed some storage for my oscillating spindle sander, which is lighter and I don’t mind moving it as much. I use it on my bench, so it didn’t need to be stored at a working height. Anyway, back to the planer.
I wanted the stand to also serve as infeed and outfeed tables for the planer, and I needed it to be adjustable. I got the idea for the mechanism from a back issue of FWW I believe, and although I don’t think I exactly followed their plans, it was pretty close. I got some melamine for the tables and edged it with maple as it’s prone to chipping on the edges. Both wings open from the front, so that the planer stand could be positioned against a wall if I had the space.
The tables can each be height adjusted at both the close corners when opened to allow for the tables to be at the exact height of the planer bottom plate. I have found it works best if the close side of the infeed table is a touch above the planer and the outfeed table is a touch below. This allows the wood to progress without the possibility of catching on a lip somewhere.
The tables are also height adjustable at the far ends, by a screw locked in place with a nut and a wood insert. These are both kept above the height of the planer (maybe 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch) to avoid snipe. It works perfectly in that regard. Way better than the little 12 inch tables that came with the planer. I measure less than a thou of snipe at this point on the tail end, no measurable snipe on the front.
Enjoy! Comments and criticism always welcome.
-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.