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kenthemadcarpenter

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02-16-2016 12:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tip trick planer

I have the Dewalt 735x planer, and i need a way to be able collect the shavings and dust, I really would like to buy a dust collector later on, but in the mean time i need to find a cheap alternative. any suggestion as to what i can do in the mean time.


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 02-16-2016 12:26 PM

How much can you spend? If you have a shop vac already you can use the dust deputy into any size trashcan.
$50.00
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8iowa

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#2 posted 02-16-2016 12:38 PM

Before you become “nickel & dimed”, perhaps with meager results, consider the fact that a planer is a tool that “taxes” the capacity of a dust collector, perhaps generating more dust and chips than any other tool in the shop (lathe work excepted).

Shop vacs generally sacrifice capacity for suction. You need capacity.

Save your money until you can get a system that assures success.

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rwe2156

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#3 posted 02-16-2016 12:44 PM

What he ^ said is true.

There’s virtually no dust produced by a planer so its not a respiratory danger. For years I simply swept up the shavings until I could justify a decent DC. Its really not that bad a job.

You might be able to get a canister to collect between the vac and planer. Others will know more about that.

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eflanders

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#4 posted 02-16-2016 01:06 PM

Getting a DC is the best solution overall which is what you have already said you want. In the meantime, if you don’t have a shop vac, use a collection bin of some sort. You can hook up a hose to the chip outlet to direct the chips into a box or garbage can. This will contain the majority of the shavings into a confined space that’s easy to empty.

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#5 posted 02-16-2016 01:59 PM

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Ger21

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#6 posted 02-16-2016 02:03 PM

Pick up a harbor freight 2HP dust collector.

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mramseyISU

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#7 posted 02-16-2016 02:17 PM

Get a hose and a big trash can. That thing already has chip fan so it’ll push the chip no problem. The hose is pretty cheap and you’ll need it eventually for the dust collector and who doesn’t need a big trash can in their shop.

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#8 posted 02-16-2016 02:56 PM

Dewalt used to make a hose / bag that attached to a garbage can, but has been discontinued. I bought this one instead and hooked it up to a 35 gallon can that I already had. Works great, aside from some fine dust that escapes through the mesh. All the chips get collected along with the majority of the dust.

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bearkatwood

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#9 posted 02-16-2016 03:06 PM

Save your pennies and get a vac that will do the job. I ran without for years, it makes a mess, but better to make a mess and wait than spend your money on something that will do a half-a$$ job and you will want to get rid of right away.

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teejk02

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#10 posted 02-16-2016 03:51 PM

A friend has the Dewalt 735 and says it needs some help extracting the shavings. My Delta I just let hit the floor and sweep up later. Getting older I use a Libman dust pan with a handle that I can use without stooping. I scoop them into those big lawn and leaf bags. They hold a lot and stand straight…they are cheap and reusable.

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#11 posted 02-16-2016 04:55 PM

The 735 has a chip blower motor. I have it going into a dust deputy and then connect my shop vac to the outlet on that. Don’t really need much more than that. It doesn’t capture all of the fine dust, so I wear a respirator.

If a 735 has trouble extracting the shavings, something is wrong with it. It will shoot the chips a good 30 or so feet to the back of the planer with no hose hooked up.

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teejk02

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#12 posted 02-16-2016 07:50 PM



The 735 has a chip blower motor. I have it going into a dust deputy and then connect my shop vac to the outlet on that. Don t really need much more than that. It doesn t capture all of the fine dust, so I wear a respirator.

If a 735 has trouble extracting the shavings, something is wrong with it. It will shoot the chips a good 30 or so feet to the back of the planer with no hose hooked up.

- jmartel

Was my friend’s observation on the 735 not mine…he has worked for a utility for years and mostly works with lumber milled from cedar poles (he claims they are “scrap” poles but I sometimes wonder)...lack of extraction might be his choice of wood. But it does raise a good point…very little dust comes from my planer with hardwoods, more with softwoods.

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#13 posted 02-16-2016 07:56 PM

My 735 will put chips in the collector when it isn’t on. It blows pretty good.

4” duct and a trash can would be the cheapest collection method that I can think of that does involv shoveling a bunch of chips.

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