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Forum topic by Betsy posted 09-10-2015 01:23 AM 875 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betsy

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09-10-2015 01:23 AM

those darn red thumb screws that hold down the hood. I’ve got two that the actual bolt has striped out of the plastic “holders”. If I could use a general purpose socket I’d have no problem. But you try to get a correct size socket onto those darn things and you can see why I’m not in love with the red plastic holders. The idea of the holders and bolts as one unit is excellent but it has exposed its weakness.

I know that I have not over tightened which would lead to the plastic stretching enough to come away from the bolt. I usually err on the side of not tight enough. I can see if you do the gorilla tightening act these would strip easy enough – but I’m down right dainty with the darn things and they still striped out.

My second issue is totally me. I need to find a schematic so that I can actually get the part number so I can order replacements. The schematic I have found is very detailed but I can’t zoom in enough to actually read the flipping number to make the order. Not sure what I’m doing wrong – I’m the first to admit that I’m not very computer savvy (although I’m making inroads) but how do you zoom in on a blueprint so you can see what you need to?

So folks after spending parts of three evenings trying to help myself, I admit defeat and admit that I need some help finding the part number so I can order replacements.

Any help would be appreciated.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine


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BobAnderton

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#1 posted 09-10-2015 01:25 AM

Hi Betsy, can you provide a link to the drawings you’re looking at?

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#2 posted 09-10-2015 01:43 AM

Usually you have to click or push on the item itself and a magnified version with numbers will pop up. Or it’s part # will appear in the column to the side. Part replacement diagrams are finicky at times.

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#3 posted 09-10-2015 02:51 AM

Betsy-
Try here-” http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Products/Detail/DW735#":http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Products/Detail/DW735#

The click on order parts by diagram. It should give you a larger view of the parts and call out number to cross reference to the parts list.

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#4 posted 09-10-2015 03:00 AM

Betsy-
Try here-” http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Products/Detail/DW735#":http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Products/Detail/DW735#

The click on order parts by diagram. It should give you a larger view of the parts and call out number to cross reference to the parts list.

The tab for the “Parts Diagram” show more. Also check the PDF documents .

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

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Betsy

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#5 posted 09-10-2015 03:23 AM

This is the link I was using.

http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Products/Detail/DW735#

I used Lew’s link also – I get to the diagram but I can’t get the zoom feature to work. If I hover over the side diagram it will not allow me to zero in on a particular section of the diagram.

Frustrating. I went so far as to shut down my computer and restart to see if that would help – didn’t.

I’ve used sites like this before and don’t recall having this issue at all. usually if you hover over a spot that area is expanded to look at. Not so much this time.

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#6 posted 09-10-2015 07:22 AM

Hello Betsy,
You can see a picture of part number 5140010-38 Bolt here They are a bit expensive at $9.03 each. This is the same part at Service net for $7.92 each, but depending on where you’re located, many times it the shipping charges that can make the difference. I recently ordered the conversion kit for my DW735 to change the blade screws to the new Torx screws and found the best price on Amazon with free shipping, but unfortunately this part is not listed on Amazon by anyone, good luck hope this helps you out.

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WhyMe

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#7 posted 09-10-2015 01:59 PM

When you do replace the cover hold down bolts put a little dab of antiseize on the threads. The antiseize lube can be gotten at any auto parts store.

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 09-10-2015 03:29 PM

Are the plastic parts broken? split at the bottom? or just loose? You may be able to use some JB Weld to fix ‘em and not have to spend the money. I looked at mine when I first got it and decided that if those buggers ever gave out I would break out the threaded end and JB Weld a new stem onto them. Figured I could use a large nail or a piece of metal rod as a replacement stem. So far, I haven’t had any failures.

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#9 posted 09-10-2015 07:37 PM

Hi Betsy

I had the same thing happen when I had that planer. I ordered replacements from ereplacement.com. They have the schematics on the web site so it is easy to order the right parts.

Al

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Betsy

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#10 posted 09-11-2015 12:16 AM

Thank you one and all! Knew you all would come through for me.

Dan – thanks for the links. Those will help a lot! I’ll be putting those links on my cheat sheet for all those things you only need to remember once a year or so and then never can remember them so you have to start from scratch.

Joe – the ends of the plastic parts basically “stretched”. I tried to tighten them up by using my Dad’s go to fix to hold things together with a very tight round of twine – it’s sort of like wrapping a ball bat handle with tape. This worked for a little while but not long enough.

I don’t have access to any welding tools but that does sound like a good idea. I honestly don’t know how you guys with large hands can get to the one thumb screw let alone turn it. I have small hands and I still get a scrap or two on my knuckles taking out and putting back on.

Thanks for all the help. I really do appreciate it.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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