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Planer Stand for DW735

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Project by MrFid posted 07-30-2016 07:27 PM 1128 views 13 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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socrbent

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#1 posted 07-30-2016 09:59 PM

Nicely done. This is the first time I’ve heard that longer feed supports can eliminate or reduce snipe.

-- socrbent Ohio

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MrFid

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#2 posted 07-30-2016 10:24 PM



Nicely done. This is the first time I ve heard that longer feed supports can eliminate or reduce snipe.

- socrbent


Thanks! I’m not sure that longer tables necessarily reduce snipe, but it seems reasonable to me that better support would prevent snipe issues. The real difference, to me, is the adjustability of the tables, which far exceeds that of the ones supplied with the planer. I’ve also been much happier not to have to bend over to pick up the machine for each use, which maybe throws things out of whack. Thanks for looking!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Dave G

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#3 posted 07-30-2016 10:58 PM

Well done

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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Woodwrecker

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#4 posted 07-31-2016 01:39 AM

Nice work Bailey.
Your design with adjustment capabilities is very good.
I bet this will give many woodworkers some helpful thoughts.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#5 posted 07-31-2016 10:56 AM

Nice!!

-- You can trust Mike -" because I will never pull your stash!" See my show weekly at Stumpynubs.com

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oldrivers

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#6 posted 08-03-2016 01:16 AM

very good, nice job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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