dw735 planer baldes replacement

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Forum topic by lazyborn1 posted 09-27-2010 06:36 PM 1279 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2010 06:36 PM

Hello LJs,
I am trying to change the blades on my dw735 planer. Unfortunately, 3 (out of 24 screws that holding the blades in place) of the screws stuck and stripped the screw head. Is there a way to get them out without damaging the cutter-head thread? Thinking about buying a screw remover kit if that helps. Thanks, Lazyborn.

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 07:55 PM

If the head is protruding you can cut a groove with a die grinder then use a impact diver with a flat bit to unscrew it

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 08:03 PM

RedShirt013, is right but another good solution is to use a screw remover as you said but before you use them soak the screws in PB Blaster to loosen them then ease them out being careful not to over torque the Screws :)

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 09:42 PM

I’ll second/third RedShirt013 and sawblade1 … I bought a screw remover kit (Irwin?) a few years ago and remember thinking it was kind of pricey. I don’t use it often, but the few times when I have needed it were enough to make me forget the price I paid!

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#4 posted 09-28-2010 07:23 AM

I have removed many many stuck and striped head machine screws on acft. and on a Ryobi planer. I just use a chisel and hammer and make a slot in the top and then tap tap tap it in a counterclockwise direction to back it right out. It can also be done by using a pointed pin and hammer working along the same lines. I then replaced these machine screws, in the planer, with better , hex head ,ones .

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#5 posted 09-28-2010 02:26 PM

I’ve had some luck using a hex bit in an impact driver to remove stuck planer screws….that may not help you much of the heads are stripped too much, but it’s worth a shot before you attempt to drill them all out.

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