|Project by BrandonGonzales||posted 04-17-2013 09:38 AM||3422 views||23 times favorited||17 comments|
Hi, this is my first project post on Lumberjocks, but I have been checking out all the great projects and blogs here for years. I’m excited to join this great woodworking community!
I made my DW735 planer stand with built in chip collection a few years back and was prompted to post about it by Blackbear’s planer stand blog here
My DW735 is bolted to this low, cabinet base and has two wheels mounted to the back, slightly off the ground. So when I need to move it I can lift it by the handle in front enough to engage the wheels, but when I set it down it rests solidly on the floor. If I remember correctly, I think the base is about 2’x2’x2’.
I made my planer stand low enough so that I could tuck it under the outfeed table for my table saw to conserve space. I’m working out of half of a two car garage, so every bit of space I can save helps! You can see this setup in the last picture. This picture was of an earlier failed attempt at the stand using a plastic storage tote with an air filter attached to the lid, but it gives you an idea of where the planer is parked. Some of the pictures also show the old handle configuration, with the handle screwed right to the top of the base. The current setup can be seen in the pictures that show the handle going through the filter area, under the top panel.
I used this flex form dust collection hose that I got on sale at Rockler to connect the blower from the planer to the cabinet below. The flex form hose is nice because it keeps its shape so it stays out of the way. As you can see by the pictures, I have a large wooden box the fits snugly inside the base cabinet to collect the chips. I did drill a ¼” hole through the side of the stand and into the collection box that I push a bolt into to make sure that the box stays put, but I don’t think it’s necessary since the box is so heavy and fits so tight. I drilled a bunch of holes in the cabinet above the collection box and stapled some mesh I found at Ace hardware to allow the air to escape. I’m sure the smaller particles escape the mesh, but I always roll the planer onto the driveway whenever I use it, so the smaller particles aren’t blowing around my shop. And it does a great job at collecting all the larger material the planer spits out, I have filled it up many times. It is easy to remove the box to dump the shavings. But I really like the filter arrangement Blackbear used so I am going to try to modify mine in a similar manner as soon as I get a chance.
I hope you like the stand, please let me know if you have any questions.