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Forum topic by fitz101 posted 12-13-2016 09:07 PM 526 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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fitz101

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12-13-2016 09:07 PM

Hello All,

Brand new here and in all honesty, very new to any aspect of wood working. I have done construction in the past, have turned a fishing lure on a lathe to carry on a family tradition of making fishing lures (would be 4th generation of making lures). Anywho, at the time, never got into the woodworking side, I was into rebuilding cars and more metal work if anything.

Fast forward now, sold my car (still rebuild motorcycles), don’t have a big shop for any type of metal equipment (welder, box/pan brakes, etc…), and moved in with my girlfriend (who has a 1 car garage..). Well, between a bathroom remodel (allowed me to buy tools!) and just getting back to doing things with my hands, I am getting into woodworking a bit!

I was able to get a DW733 planer from my father for free, which was great! I decided to start with making an end grain cutting board for my girlfriends parents. Short story long, I discovered an issue with the planer and it not planing flat. It had an angle to the material after making several passes.

Took it apart and discovered that one of the blades had recessed back under the binding clamp. So, upon removing the binding clamp for the one blade, I noticed additional holes semi drilled into the cutting head. I thought this was a bit odd and based on the blade slipping, it created some additional scratching on the head where it is hard to tell if the holes were made during the machining process from the factory (lost the milling pattern on that end). I am ASSUMING that the holes are simply on this ONE side only as they had to remove material to balance the cutting head?

Can anyone confirm my suspicions? Or did the previous owner (my dad bought it used), do something stupid?

Thanks again for input!!

-Aron!

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#1 posted 12-13-2016 10:50 PM

I have the 733, and have not seen holes like those you show.
I use the indexing magnets for setting the blades with no probs. Do you have the mag setters?
Might wanna get some new blades. They are not too expensive.
Bill

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#2 posted 12-14-2016 08:59 AM

This holes are for balancing. Made by manufacturer.

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fitz101

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#3 posted 12-14-2016 02:44 PM



I have the 733, and have not seen holes like those you show.
I use the indexing magnets for setting the blades with no probs. Do you have the mag setters?
Might wanna get some new blades. They are not too expensive.
Bill

- Bill White

Hi Bill,

I do have the mag setters and I had already bought new blades as well. I am waiting for a couple of parts I ordered. The blade that was no longer aligned correctly, that binding clamp managed to get a piece of wood underneath it and was bent.

Once I get those parts in, I should be good to go!

Thanks to all who have replied!

-Aron

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