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DEWALT 735 WORKSTATION WITH IN/OUTFEED TABLES

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Project by ajosephg posted 1511 days ago 7048 views 66 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

EDITED TO ADD CREDIT Martin helped me find the source. It was posted by “sidestepmcgee” a year or so ago. Thank you Eric. I’m sure that your concept is widely used.

The inspiration for this project was a fellow LJ, but I can no longer find his post to give him due credit. The main difference between his design and mine was that he used a single piece in/outfeed table. I did not want to lose the planer’s built in thickness presets so I modified his design to use separate in and out tables.

Each table has 4 adjustment bolts so they can be precisely adjusted to match the planer table height as well as tilt the ends of the tables up to eliminate snipe if necessary. I anticipate that the frame will move dimensionally over time, so the tables can be easily adjusted to compensate.

The side and end pieces were constructed from 2×6’s, and the cross pieces are 2×4’s. They were all run through the planer and trimmed with my TS to get smoother surfaces and square edges.

The cabinet is made from 3/4 inch birch ply, drawer sides from 1/2 inch birch ply and the draweer faces from 3/4 inch birch plywood. The back of the cabinet is also 3/4 inch birch plywood to prevent racking, as the planer by itself weighs 90#. I was in a hurry to get it done so I didn’t put a face frame on the cabinet or wrap the exposed plywood edges. Locking casters are from Grizzly.

The IN/OUT tables are MDF with 3 coats of Poly and Johnson Paste wax to give a slick ride. All of the other parts have 2 coats of Poly.

-- Joe





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1511 days ago

Wow Joe this is an amazing set up,very well done.

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schloemoe

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#2 posted 1511 days ago

I’ve been wondering how to do that . you did a wonderful job…..Thanks for posting…........Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 1511 days ago

Great looking project. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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oldwoodman

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#4 posted 1511 days ago

Joe,

I have been thinking seriously about getting this planer. I like your solution for the infeed and outfeed tables.

Thank you for posting this project. You did a great design job.

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bamasawduster

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#5 posted 1511 days ago

I’m about to purchase a 735. Hope you don’t mind there being two setups like that. Luvit!

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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burkelyn

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#6 posted 1511 days ago

These are great planners. You also did a wonderful job, but for those of us with limited space this just doesn’t work. I use the add on infeed and outfeed tables that are purchased separately because they tend to fold up easier and out of the way most of it anyway. I also installed a Wixey thickness guage on it for really fine plane jobs. Have you tried Wixey’s? Also have one on my router table for repeat work issues.
My wish for the day is MORE SHOP SPACE.

-- Peter J. Blake, Auburn, ME

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ajosephg

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#7 posted 1511 days ago

Thanks all for your kind remarks.

Peter – No, I don’t have any Wixey’s, but the day is coming (I hope). How did you adapt it to your planer? I understand the space limitations. With this addition I’m about maxed out. (I forgot to mention that the top can be removed (leaving the planer in place) by removing 4 quarter inch bolts, so it “could” be stored on its side, or overhead.)

-- Joe

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NBeener

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#8 posted 1511 days ago

My understanding is that the in/outfeed tables are the difference between a great 735 and a FANTASTIC 735.

Really nicely done. Looks elegant, and sounds truly well thought out !

-- -- Neil

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ajosephg

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#9 posted 1511 days ago

Yeah Neil – I’ve the planer for several months now, using it without in/out tables. Most of othe time I don’t have any sniping, but every so often I don’t quite get it right and it happens. Hopefully this will eliminate the outliers.

-- Joe

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tyskkvinna

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#10 posted 1511 days ago

absolutely love it! I also have a 735 and may consider this type of design when I finally unpack it.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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BarryW

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#11 posted 1511 days ago

My 735 is important in my shop and this is a great idea…thanks

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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JJohnston

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#12 posted 1511 days ago

Can I ask a couple of questions?

1. Why is the planer turned so the drawers are opposite from the operator’s position?

2. Are you storing something under the tables? If not, why not build a cabinet as wide as the whole thing, and get 3 times the drawers (this is how I envisioned building mine)?

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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twill57

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#13 posted 1511 days ago

Nice set up. The Wixey is a great improvement to add to your planer.

-- Tom, Grove City, Ohio

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jpc

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#14 posted 1511 days ago

very nicely done, I dont have a planer YET, but that set up is sweet and could work of a few other tools, great job

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Jim Bertelson

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#15 posted 1511 days ago

Nice setup. I like the idea of the adjustable tables.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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