|Forum topic by willsquare||posted 03-05-2016 04:42 PM||411 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-05-2016 04:42 PM
First off, I am new to this site and this is my first post. Looking forward to exploring the galleries blogs and videos.
I’m hoping someone can help with my Dewalt 735. Let me start by saying I hate this machine. It has broken my heart and my wallet. Like most everyone else who purchased this planer, I was appalled at the quality of the stock blades, so I upgraded to the carbide blades. After the second sharpening the hold down screws were hitting the stock. I complained to Infinity and they generously sent me a new set. Before I sent the first board through one of the hold down screws broke off and shattered all three of the blades. Utter dejection and colorful language ensued.
After much agonizing I decided to upgrade (?) to the Shelix. Even taking very light cuts, the motor bogs down almost to the point of stopping. I can get good results (the quality of the finish is very good) but it takes many passes to get there.
I understand that the Shelix head is smaller in diameter than the original. What I suspect is happening is that for the cutter to reach the board the feed rollers have to compress and apply a lot of pressure thereby draining a lot of power. After installing the new head, the depth of cut indicator shows me taking a much bigger bite than I am.
My question is this; does this make sense and is there any way to adjust the feed rollers in relaltion to the cutterhead?
Any help would be much appreciated.