DW735 Drive Roller Replacement

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Forum topic by greatview posted 02-23-2016 07:57 PM 1580 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2016 07:57 PM

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Has anybody done this? If so, how much of a job is it ? And where’s the best place to purchase. I’m seeing slippage and have cleaned the rollers but they are several years old and it is probably time to replace them.

-- Tom, New London, NH

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#1 posted 02-23-2016 09:37 PM


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#2 posted 02-23-2016 09:39 PM

Slippage is my problem. Boards frequently do not feed properly.

-- Tom, New London, NH

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#3 posted 02-23-2016 09:52 PM

While I’ve never seen the rollers on that Dewalt, usually slippage can be cured by a good waxing of the planer bed… and/or adjusting the feed roller pressure if the machine has that adjustment (which I don’t think the DW735 has). I have a hard time believing that enough material has been worn off to significantly reduce the roller diameter… but I guess it’s possible with enough use and time. Based on the parts diagram, they are just spring loaded and held in place by a bracket across the bottom of each bearing block (two screws each) – which is an identical setup to many machines… even my Makita. I would think it should be fairly straightforward.


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#4 posted 02-23-2016 10:26 PM

What did you use to clean the rollers?

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#5 posted 02-23-2016 11:05 PM

Alcohol and mineral spirits neither one of which improved things. The rollers are about 8-10 years old and have seen lots of use..

-- Tom, New London, NH

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