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Forum topic by Nezzerscape posted 01-29-2016 04:07 PM 393 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Nezzerscape

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01-29-2016 04:07 PM

I have a DeWALT DW735R planer. I am tring to think of ways to built it in my in-feed/out-feed tables for my radial-arm saw.

One of the ideas is to bolt it down to a wooden base that swing it into position when I need it. Otherwise it hangs down (on its side). My question is will that have a negative effect on the unit basically storing sideways?

Thoughts?


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nerdbot

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#1 posted 01-29-2016 04:32 PM

I have mine bolted to a mobile stand in it’s “normal” operating position, so I can’t speak to whether or not having it sideways is good or bad. I have seen people put it on flip top carts where it’s completely upside down, and that seems to work fine for them.

Do you plan on using the space above the planer and swing-top when the planer is stored sideways? Because if not – if the space above is considered “used” even when the planer is stored – it doesn’t seem like you’re saving that much space. Taking some quick measurements, when upright, the planer is about 20” wide (I’m not counting the removable infeed and outfeed tables since it sounds like you’re building it into share with the RAS). The height is about 14” (measured to the top of the 4 posts, with the height set to almost as low as it can go). So when stored sideways, you’ll be using about 6” less space, and that still hasn’t taken into account the width of the swing-top.

If you will be using the space above when the planer is stored, then none of the above matters :)

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 04:42 PM

I have mine mounted on a flip top stand that rolls underneath my table saw wing when not in use. No problems with it hanging upsidown.

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 05:38 PM

Mine’s on a flip-top stand as well and does just fine. It’s usually upright but does occasionally get flipped when I have a need for my CMS on the opposite side.

Planers have to be pretty rigid by nature of what they do. I can’t think of any reason you can’t store it on it’s side.

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Nezzerscape

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#4 posted 01-29-2016 06:00 PM

I have seen a lot of others have it hand upsidedown. I did not know about on its side and shear weight.

What I am planing on doing it building a long (+20 ft) bench along the back side of my shop. There towards the middle will be my radial-arm saw so I have like 10 feat (or so) to the left and right. I would like to use this bench as in-feed / out-feed for a planer (and router down the line). Having a level 10ft in-feed / out-feed for a planer build in would be nice

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