|Forum topic by I_Need_More_Lumber||posted 03-15-2016 05:27 AM||687 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
03-15-2016 05:27 AM
Hello all! This is my first post. Hopefully I am in the right location here.
So I recently got myself a DW735X planer from Amazon. It looked like a great deal while they were offering that specific model for $600 with free shipping.
Yesterday, I decided to do some real work with it for the first time. I have been gluing some scrap hardwoods together and planing them down to make some cutting boards. The boards consist of various hardwoods like maple, walnut, teak, mahogany, red oak, white oak, and ipe.
So far, I have ran about 200 LF with the boards being about 12” wide. While I was running the planer today, I noticed the handle rotating in the direction that raises the planer. When I noticed this problem, I stopped making 32nd” passes and started to make 64th” passes. The problem continued and resorted to having to hold the handle in place.
Has anybody else had this problem or any suggestions?