I took advantage of the new low price on the DW735 planer at Lowes after selling my old old Makita planer! I have read the reviews and it seemed to be the best portable planer for me! Got it home and set it up and ran a couple test pieces through it… i have read in the reviews that this thing THROWS CHIPS and man does it ever!! i only ran a few passes and it completly covered my shop with dust and chips!
So…. i took and old cheap work table that i had in the shop and closed it in with some plywood… added a flexible hose and some 3 inch PVC pipe and a toilet flange to blow the chips inside the cart. I made a door with some scraps i had laying around and added a furnace filter…. alittle spray foam to fill in the cracks and weather strip to seal the door!
Now heres the part i would classify as “I should have known better but ihad to try it This setup worked great until the filter got clogged up and it started blowing the weather striping out and made a shower of dust and chips! i know i need to get the air out of the cabinet and use the cart as a seperator… but how should i go about it?cheap!
I dont have the space or electrical power to run a dust collector and my tools at the same time! i have a 2.5hp shop vac i could add to the system to suck the air out but not sure if that will work? i know the manual says no to Shop Vacs!!! But it could help keep the seals from blowing out couldnt it? how about an outlet that leads to a trash can and a muslin filter tied top with a drawstring? in that case i would put a solid door on the cabinet and remove the furnace filter…. that setup wouldnt “suck”air out but it would allow air to escape without blowing seals and clogging the filter… wouldnt it?
please help me come up with a cheap, compact, design! thanks
-- Justin, Savannah,Ga