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MAS520

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01-24-2017 02:31 AM

Need an adapter for the chip extractor. Want to use my current 2.5 in. shop vac hose for a collector I’m putting together. Any suggestions.

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TungOil

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#1 posted 01-24-2017 02:40 AM

Interestingly, I contacted DeWalt about how to properly collect the chips from the 735. I was having trouble with it overwhelming my 800 CFM dust collector. Tech support told me not to use a dust collector with this unit because you can over speed the built in fan. Instead, they pointed me to some crazy leaf collection thing for the top of a trash can (didn’t work). I ended up buying the Rockler dust separator components (http://www.rockler.com/dust-right-4-dust-separator-components) and mounting them in a plywood disk on top of a trash can. I used an old filter bag from my dust collector on the discharge. works like a champ!

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 01-24-2017 04:37 AM

I made a dust separator from 2 buckets that works very well. There is Thien baffle between the buckets. It willf fill up pretty quickly if you are milling a lot of wood so you have to check it frequently. It will actually capture all of the chips even without the shop vac running but works better when I don’t forget to start the vac. I made this as a prototype almost 3 years ago and it worked so well that I just kept using it.

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 01-24-2017 05:08 AM

A true dust collector will work best. I have used the 735 with a 1 hp single stage collector, and a 2hp cyclone and they both work great. It doesn’t cause problems with the chip ejection fan. I have used mine for years that way.

If you want to get a fitting for your shop vac, many are available. The 735 actually accepts 2-1/2” and 4” hoses. Maybe your shop vac is actually 2-1/4”. Find fittings at Rockler or Amazon.

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Kazooman

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#4 posted 01-24-2017 01:19 PM



Interestingly, I contacted DeWalt about how to properly collect the chips from the 735. I was having trouble with it overwhelming my 800 CFM dust collector. Tech support told me not to use a dust collector with this unit because you can over speed the built in fan. Instead, they pointed me to some crazy leaf collection thing for the top of a trash can (didn t work). I ended up buying the Rockler dust separator components (http://www.rockler.com/dust-right-4-dust-separator-components) and mounting them in a plywood disk on top of a trash can. I used an old filter bag from my dust collector on the discharge. works like a champ!

- TungOil

That is interesting. The instruction manual specifically states that the 735 can be used with dust collection systems. It does warn that it should not be used with a shop vac since the volume of chips can overwhelm the vac and clog the hose. I have used my 735 with my dust collctor without any problem.

I wonder why Delta has seemed to change their mind on this.

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#5 posted 01-24-2017 02:06 PM

That “crazy leaf collection thing ” you refer to works great for me. Here’s how I learned to NOT use a cardboard box, and if you scroll down you can see what I ended up with.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/43997
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clin

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#6 posted 01-24-2017 04:16 PM

I just use a bag filter. The blower in the unit is quite strong. I’m not sure exactly how large the bag is, but it is in the range of 50 gal. It’s 1 micron, so pretty good filtering. Although according to my particle counter, the planer doesn’t make that much fine dust.

I got the bag from Pennstate

https://www.pennstateind.com/store/BC3-1V.html

-- Clin

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bigJohninvegas

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#7 posted 01-24-2017 06:03 PM

Are you trying to go from 4” to 2.5”? I use the dust right connectors from rockler. Some of my tools have the 2.5 port, and some the 4”. My 4 ” dust collector hose fits everything with those adapters.
Here is a link on amazon for an adapter that reduces 4” to 2.5”
https://www.amazon.com/Woodstock-W1044-4-to-2-1-2-Inch-Reducer/dp/B0000223YJ

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dschlic1

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#8 posted 01-24-2017 06:33 PM

I have the same issue. For a temporary fix I duct taped a spare shop vac hose to the standard dust collector adapter that comes with the planer. However I think that a 2” rubber pipe connector
would work.

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Lynden

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#9 posted 01-26-2017 07:47 AM

Spectre Performance has many different types and sizes of couplers and reducers. You might be able to find what you need there.

http://www.spectreperformance.com/cat/air-intake-components?cat=C00000271

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Runner

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#10 posted 01-26-2017 02:14 PM

My 735 is connected to my shop vac + dust deputy using this adapter:

http://www.rockler.com/dust-right-4-in-to-2-1-4-in-shop-vacuum-tool-port-adapter

The fit is perfect.

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