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DW735 Planer Bolts: Just Learned a Hard Lesson!

by jasoncarpentry
posted 569 days ago


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 569 days ago

The first time I changed my blades, I could tell they were torqued on there pretty good. However on subsequent changes, I have had no problems. I blow the dust out of the bolt heads, which lets me seat the allen wrench all the way into the bolt.
Thanks for the heads-up on the lock washers.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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teejk

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#2 posted 569 days ago

I think you find the same problem on jointers…most likely the legal department got involved and mandated LokTite on the threads…a bear to remove the first time (bandaids not included).

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ajosephg

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#3 posted 569 days ago

I put a drift in the bolt socket and give each bolt a good rap before trying to loosen them. Haven’t stripped one yet.

PS – Also put some anti seize compound on the bolt threads before re-installing them.

-- Joe

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rockindavan

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#4 posted 569 days ago

Never needed to use lock washers. If you are so inclined, your could try star washers. They are a bit thinner than the standard split washers.

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jasoncarpentry

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#5 posted 569 days ago

ajosephg-

At the risk of appearing stupid, what’s a “drift in the bolt socket”?

-- Jim in Tennessee

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SnowyRiver

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#6 posted 569 days ago

I noticed on mine that the first time that I had to change the knives I almost broke the handle off of the hex wrench they give you. I have noticed now that each time I flip or replace the knives that they come off much easier. I think the factory just over tightens them.

I think Joe is talking about a drift pin…its like a center punch. The rap on the bolts loosens the seal on them.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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ajosephg

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#7 posted 569 days ago

Jim – as Wayne said, basically a center punch without a point.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drift_pin

-- Joe

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 569 days ago

for my 734 it was the factory tightening. I have a bosch combo drill driver. I used the driver in reverse to unseat them as it has a hammering effect.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 569 days ago

Havent had my 735 long enough to hafta change the blades. But I’ll certainly be watchful for this when the time comes. I have a box full of stainless bolts, will look to see if I have enough to change them out
Thanks for the tip.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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robjeffking

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#10 posted 569 days ago

Same problem here with my 13-580 delta every bolt came out except for one there always ONE that has to be a pain.
Tried all the usual solutions ended up having to grind the head off the bolt.

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RVroman

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#11 posted 569 days ago

I have made about 3 blade changes on mine and have not had a problem. Of course saying that means the next time something bad is going to happen…...

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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lew

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#12 posted 569 days ago

After reading the horror stories about these bolts, I went to Fastenal and bought replacements. Same dimensions but harder steel. Also used a dab of anti-seize on each one when exchanging them. So far so good.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Straightbowed

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#13 posted 569 days ago

troque them at 400kmgf

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Straightbowed

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#14 posted 569 days ago

TORQUE them at 400 to 500 KMGF

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Straightbowed

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#15 posted 569 days ago

I almost had the same problem but I just bought a gross of bolts and a small torque wrench problem solved if the allen doesn’t feel right I pull the bolt and put a new one in before it happens

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Straightbowed

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#16 posted 569 days ago

almost forgot if you oil the bolts they have whats called a dry and wet torque so the wet torque will be less than the dry torque I think

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#17 posted 569 days ago

Thanks for the tip. I haven’t tried to take them out yet.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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NormG

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#18 posted 569 days ago

I have not had to change them on my 734 yet, but I like the drift pin solution

-- Norman

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Cato

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#19 posted 568 days ago

I had read about the over tightened hex bolts on the 735 and was a bit concerned when it came time to flip my blades. I tried using the supplied hex wrench that came with the planer but it felt too flimsy.

My solution was to use the same size hex with my rachet set with the extension bar attached. That eliminates that torquing/twisting feeling that the 735 wrench gives you. The ratchet set hex wrench attachment felt completely different and very solid.

Result was the bolts were definitely firmly seated but required little effort to loosen and get out with no hint of any rounding.

I used the magnetic end of the 735 wrench to remove the bolts and of course to flip and seat the blades.

Something to try if you have a 1/4 inch ratchet wrench set and an assortment of 1/4 inch drive hex heads.

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teejk

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#20 posted 568 days ago

cato…you are correct. there is a lot of flex on the supplied allen wrenches and no way to get firm seating pressure on them as you try to spin the the bolts out. not so with a ratchet plus you can use extensions to stay further from the knives.

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