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DW735 Stand with Chip Collection

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Project by BrandonGonzales posted 04-17-2013 09:38 AM 3566 views 23 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Thanks,
Brandon





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 04-17-2013 10:26 AM

Interesting design, nice work. Does the hose ever clog up without a vacuum sucking the chips into the box? I like the use of hockey sticks for the handle. Well done enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-17-2013 10:50 AM

Well done, and perfect timing. I am going to be investing in a planer soon, and am in the same straights as you with limited space. This will help me keep clutter down to a minimum!

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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#3 posted 04-17-2013 01:31 PM

Great job!! Welcome to LJ’s, thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 04-17-2013 02:42 PM

Brandon,

Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

Looks like a great solution for a huge chip producer, and quite nicely executed.

Thanks for sharing.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 04-17-2013 05:11 PM

i love this concept,but my planner does not have that kind of blow out—-i need a vacuum

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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Blackbear

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#6 posted 04-17-2013 05:25 PM

I like how tightly the box fits in your collector, you won’t have any issues with chips collecting on the bottom around the corners like my design does, and its less tippy. Nice job and welcome to LJ’s! I’m glad you pulled the trigger on joining!

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BrandonGonzales

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#7 posted 04-17-2013 05:56 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

Ken, if you arent familiar with the DeWalt 735, it has a very powerful blower built in to eject the chips, not just a chute that chips are thrown out. There are no problems with chips clogging in the hose. In fact, a couple times the hose clamps loosened somehow and the hose was blasted off the back of the planer when I turned it on by the force of the blower. The chip blower is one of my favorite features of this planer and as far as I know it’s the only one that has a built in blower, but I’m no expert.

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#8 posted 04-17-2013 08:49 PM

thats funny. nice job. The 735 blower is like a jet engine. I can see this working well.

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#9 posted 04-17-2013 09:09 PM

wow. seeing your post, id like to modify my planer stand like yours but my planer is a makita 2012nb

one problem with mine is that it spews chips not only from the dust port but also elsewhere.

any tips guys? thanks much!

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#10 posted 04-18-2013 01:09 AM

thats a great cart

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#11 posted 04-18-2013 02:21 AM

Great Idea…...I will have to use this with my planner….

-- 1 John 3:16

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#12 posted 04-18-2013 02:24 AM

Great use of available space

-- Norman

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#13 posted 04-18-2013 09:23 AM

G’Day Brandon, That’s a top idea and well made.
I have a DeWalt 735 on my “want to purchase list” so I hope you don’t mind if I borrow your idea.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#14 posted 04-19-2013 09:54 AM

Nice project. like how it tucks away.

-- CaptFerd

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#15 posted 04-21-2013 08:32 PM

This was great! I did a much, much simpler version today. I used scraps I had laying around the shop and made it 12” deep and 20”x20” tall and wide. I used an old metal furnace filter for the holes I put in the side, used some wheels I had laying around, and put a handle on that back. Instead of building a drawer to empty I added a door to the front, used some rubber door seal that I had left over from the winter to get a good seal, and used a window sash lock to shut the door front. To empty it I just open the door and tilt it into a trash bag. The only thing I needed to purchase was the window sash and a new hose for my vacuum. Its small enough to fit in the corner next to my vacuum and it works awesome! Thanks for the idea!!

-- Logan www.NewmanSpecials.com

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