|Forum topic by rberens2||posted 04-16-2016 06:36 PM||919 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-16-2016 06:36 PM
I am getting a series for small indentations when planing soft wood like pine or cedar. These appear to be caused by the output feed roller. There is no problem with hard woods like white or red oak and even poplar.
I have read a number of topics dealing with DC with the 735. People have used either a real dust collector or they have used garbage cans in some configuration. I do not have either the room or the desire to buy a real DC so I have been trying the garbage can route.
My problem is that even with a Woodcraft garbage can lid attached to the planer and another garbage can with a homemade lid attached to the first can which is then connected to a Ridgid “shop vac” there is so much air being moved that the Woodcraft lid must be held on with 2 ratcheted hold downs. I am still getting enough back pressure that some of the chips are not cleared and gather on the feed rollers or the board being planed. By the way, the tubing between the planer and the first garbage can and from the first to the second can is 4” clothes flexible dryer tubes.
Are these indentations something to be expected with soft wood when not using a 1400 cfm DC? I cannot believe that using the garbage can solution will eliminate back pressure so that all of the chips go out through 735’s blower. I even found people who use only small bungee cords or use non clamped fittings with a pillow case as the final resting place for the chips.
An associated question deals with cleaning the rollers. How can I completely clean them since they cannot be turned without taking the top off of the machine and manually move the cutter head?