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Forum topic by Bohaiboy posted 05-13-2017 08:40 PM 635 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bohaiboy

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05-13-2017 08:40 PM

THis replaced a Delta that had a height adjustment lock. This DeWalt does not. I have noticed that the height adjustment handle will move during planing. Any comments or suggestions about why this is happening? 1/2 turn is 1/32”

-- Tim, Houston, TX area


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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 05-13-2017 09:05 PM

It is supposed to have a lock to avoid your problem. Mine moves very little as it runs but there is no measurable difference in the thickness of the planed board.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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Rich

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#2 posted 05-13-2017 09:11 PM

I’m surprised there isn’t one. The DW733 has a bar that locks the head tight. Here is what the manual says:

“There is no manual carriage lock on your planer. A device that
automatically minimizes the movement that causes snipe during
planing is designed into the four threaded posts.”

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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Kazooman

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#3 posted 05-13-2017 09:17 PM

The lock is automatic. This is from the instruction manual:

Automatic Carriage Lock There is no manual carriage lock on your planer. A device that automatically minimizes the movement that causes snipe during planing is designed into the four threaded posts.

The height adjustment handle on my DW735 does not move at all during use. There must be some issue with your machine. I would suggest calling Delta for some advice.

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Rich

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#4 posted 05-13-2017 09:41 PM

There must be an echo in here.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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Kazooman

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#5 posted 05-13-2017 10:04 PM



There must be an echo in here.

- RichTaylor

Sorry, I thought that your post was referencing the DW733. That is what I thought your post implied when it mentioned the DW733 and then referenced the manual. My bad, I will go into the penalty box for a few minutes.

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Rich

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#6 posted 05-13-2017 10:14 PM


Sorry, I thought that your post was referencing the DW733. That is what I thought your post implied when it mentioned the DW733 and then referenced the manual. My bad, I will go into the penalty box for a few minutes.

Yep, I can see that. Reading it now, it was pretty confusing which one I was talking about. Not your bad — my worse :)

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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WhyMe

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#7 posted 05-14-2017 12:00 AM

As said there is no automatic engaging lock on the DW735. The four post have compression lock washers that provide enough tension on the screw sprockets to prevent them from turning on their own. You need to check the tightness of the post nuts and lock washers.

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Bohaiboy

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#8 posted 05-15-2017 01:06 AM

I had forgotten to mention there was excessive vibration too. So i reversed the blades and everything seems fine now. Has anyone ever experienced b;lack marks from the rollers on their wood?

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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Firewood

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#9 posted 05-15-2017 01:14 AM

The black marks are most likely caused by slipping. Try cleaning the rollers as see if that helps eliminate the marks.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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WhyMe

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#10 posted 05-15-2017 02:35 PM

To clean rollers I use denatured alcohol, works well and leaves no residue.

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pintodeluxe

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#11 posted 05-15-2017 02:56 PM

In 1000’s of b.f. of lumber I’ve never had to clean the rollers. Results may vary if you’re planing pine, but usually roller slippage is just caused by dull knives.

Sounds like you got the problem solved.

Waxing the planer bed with some Bostik Glidecote helps a great deal as well.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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greenacres2

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#12 posted 05-15-2017 06:12 PM

I’m with PintoDeluxe on the planer bed—even when mine looks shiny, there’s a little drag added by every pass.
earl

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