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Forum topic by lennyk posted 05-20-2016 12:40 AM 862 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lennyk

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05-20-2016 12:40 AM

I am now the proud owner of a brand new 735x
I didn’t buy the Dewalt table on wheels as I do welding and figured I could make one for cheap.

Should I just build similar to the Dewalt table or any suggestions ?

Thanks,

L


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distrbd

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#1 posted 05-20-2016 12:53 AM

I’ll make one similar to the stand that comes with it, out of 2by4s,the one I have right now is not wide enough and it is also too high so it’s very tippy. don’t forget the casters with two locking ones.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 05-20-2016 11:30 AM

Built mine out of wood I had and it has legs on one side wheels on the other, no problems with it moving when using.

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#3 posted 05-20-2016 12:33 PM

I would build one similar to the stand. I have the stand and love it. Got it on Amazon pretty cheap during one of their promotions.

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#4 posted 05-20-2016 04:42 PM

I made a base that has drawers in for storage. Never can have enough storage. If you would like send me a pm with your e-mail address and I will e-mail you the Sketchup file.

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Tideline77

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#5 posted 05-20-2016 05:05 PM

where you able to find the 735X on sale ?

I been watching

you might also scan the amazon and grizzly sales web pages for a stand that fits the size you need

the dewalt stand does seem to be a little expensive

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#6 posted 05-20-2016 05:28 PM

I built one out of plywood. It has storage underneath for the dust collector hose. That works great for me because storage is very limited in a one car garage.

When I plane, I use outfeed tables or stands to catch the boards or support them on the infeed side..

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#7 posted 05-20-2016 06:07 PM

I was doing some remodel work on a friend’s rent house. No one was living in it, lots of items left by the previous tenant. One of the items was a teak microwave stand on wheels. My buddy said I could have it. Straight to the shop it went, my new planer stand.

Look around, you may get lucky and find a planer stand for little or no effort.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#8 posted 05-20-2016 06:35 PM

I think many of the planer stands around are the wrong height. I think the stand should put the bed at the same height as your bench or TS or other tools so you can support long pieces on both front and back. It’s always a pain to support a nice 6’ board using something like a roller stand. Much easier if, like my shop, I could put it between my bench and my saw and use them as the supports for the boards. On the stand that came with my planer, it’s too high.

I made my bench exactly the same height as my TS for this reason (and I’m comfortable working at that height). If I need to rip an 8’ board, my bench supports it until it gets well onto the saw top. I’m now building an assembly table/outfeed table, which of course is that same height, so I have even more support.

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#9 posted 05-20-2016 06:58 PM

I built mine with drawers for storage also.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#10 posted 05-20-2016 08:50 PM

As has been suggested I just put mine on a chest of drawers I made to hold nut, bolts and screws. I had thought to bolt it down but I never did. It is still setting there and I have used it a lot in the past four years. No need to bolt it down for me but I never planes boards longer than 36”.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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lennyk

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#11 posted 05-20-2016 09:00 PM

Yes, good idea to make same height as my ts.
Might really make more sense to make it out of wood or ply and make shelves
As it might be more work to build out of steel and then make shelves in the steel frame.

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#12 posted 05-21-2016 02:25 PM

Lenny, If you can make your stand by welding that would be better. You can always weld tabs to attach shelving. My wooden microwave stand had to be reinforced after time went by. Planers are naturally heavy. A planer on a stand is typically top heavy.

While having tools working at the same heights is desirable, planing long boards in the shop eats up a lot of floor space and can tie up different tools depending on size and layout of your shop. Truth be told, I like to roll my planer out of the shop for use when possible. Get that noise and mess outside. I use a trash bag in a box to collect shavings for disposal.

I’ve ditched all of my roller stands for the Ridgid flip top portable work supports. The flip top has a wider sweet spot concerning the height setup than the rollers and aren’t susceptible to the lateral problems associated with rollers that aren’t setup perpendicular to the tool being used. If you don’t get the roller square to the tool, your board is ether going left or right in relation to the tool being used. That and the height adjustment treads don’t stripout as easily as the rollers I’ve had.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#13 posted 05-22-2016 02:22 PM

My DeWalt 735 is mounted on a Delta Miter Saw / Planer stand, but the present DeWalt version of this stand is the same basic design, but an improved version http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWX726-Rolling-Miter-Stand/dp/B0066N7C74 My Delta stand is the same design, but they used a double post arrangement to support each of the in and out feed rollers, which binds frequently as the roller height is being adjusted. The DeWalt single post support for the in and out feed rollers is a stronger design and will not bind like the double post version does. Although I have the in and out feed table option DW 7351 for my 735, they aren’t really needed when this stand is used, because of the stand’s in and out feed roller supports, but the tables can be installed and will not interfere with the stand. There is ample room for them to be left on.

I use my planer outside my shop because my shop is very small, the planer is very noisy, and there’s less chance of making a mess that can’t be cleaned up easily if it should make a mess. I have the DeWalt hose and barrel cover option DW7353, so it gets used with a 55 gallon plastic barrel for chip and dust collection. Most of the time this dust collection method works very well, but the cloth barrel cover sometimes has a tendency to loosen and pop off suddenly. It’s held on the barrel by a draw string arrangement and plastic clip similar to the one at the bottom of many Winter Coats. The blower in the 735 and this hose / barrel cover option work very well otherwise, and if the cover stays on the barre,l there is nearly no mess to clean up.

The stand lets me easily roll the planer out of my shop and set it up for use, and I can just as easily fold it back down and roll it back into my shop where it stands on end like a hand truck in the corner with the 735 planer still attached, until the next time that I want to use it. In this standing / stored position it requires less than 3 square ft of floor space in a shop that has very little floor space to spare. If you go this way you will need to use a piece of 3/4 plywood as an adapter plate because the mounting holes of the planer don’t match the mounting rails of the miter saw stand. It’s a simple 1/2 hour job to make it a little larger than the planer base and add the holes to bolt the planer on, then add the holes to mount the plywood to the rails of the stand.

Charley

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#14 posted 05-23-2016 01:30 AM

Here is the one I made.

I have since added a wheeled base from Woodcraft.

BJ

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#15 posted 05-23-2016 02:21 AM

Very nice!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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