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Forum topic by msinc posted 12-13-2017 02:38 AM 270 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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msinc

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12-13-2017 02:38 AM

Hello, I have a DeWalt 735 13” planer. I have planed several hardwood {black cherry} boards with it. It worked perfectly and I am always amazed at how smooth it will make a board, even set on the higher speed.
Last time I used it every board would stop feeding. I had to repeatedly give the boards a shove to get them through. It still planed them smooth. I tried it on the slower feed speed and it did he same thing. When it would stick I did not get a planed out spot on the board. It stayed nice and flat, but I did end up with a smooth spot across the boards, I guess where the feed rollers were slipping? That was really not an issue much as it easily sanded right out no problem.
I should add that it was pretty cold outside when I did this. My planer is set up on the roller table and I just take it outside so I don’t make a sawdust and shavings mess in the shop. Also, this was the first time I used it when it was this cold out, so maybe it was the cold that got the feed rollers hardened up and slipping
? Maybe the blades are finally a little dull and need to be changed out. I have a new set to put on it. This cherry wood is very dry and was a big, well figured {usually harder??} tree. Outwardly it seems like the feed rollers need to be set tighter, but I don’t know if that can even be done. Anyone out there had this issue with their 735??? What was the problem?? Thanks in advance for reading this and also for any info. It is greatly appreciated!!!

Edit: I still don’t know why this thing adds it’s own italics where ever and when ever it wants.


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#1 posted 12-13-2017 02:44 AM

I have one of those planers, and you’re right – it generally does a phenomenal job. It quit feeding for me, too, at one point. I cleaned the rollers and re-waxed the table, and it started feeding again with no problem. YMMV.

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#2 posted 12-13-2017 02:53 AM

Thank you for the post and info, sir. I will give that a try first thing tomorrow and post on here how it worked. I also intend to change the blades at that time too. I am getting two little 1/16” marks the whole way down the board from what looks like there must be a nick in the blades.

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#3 posted 12-13-2017 03:13 AM

My experience is like that of KJL—bed waxed and rollers clean really help. On the knives—the holes in the knives are elongated so one can be moved slightly right or left when they get nicked. First nick, move one to the right, second nick move one to the left. That will take the ridges out for a while.

I’ve got a pair or 2 of knives around from before I installed a Shelix—for that matter, I have a full cutter head I could make you a deal on.
earl

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#4 posted 12-13-2017 03:15 AM



Thank you for the post and info, sir. I will give that a try first thing tomorrow and post on here how it worked. I also intend to change the blades at that time too. I am getting two little 1/16” marks the whole way down the board from what looks like there must be a nick in the blades.

- msinc


Yep, clean the rollers, and wax, the tables. A 1/16th mark is really big! Must have been a missed piece of metal. You should rotate your blades while your cleaning. The OEM blades are really easily chipped, Infinity tools carry replacements that are much better than the one that came with the planer.

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#5 posted 12-13-2017 03:42 AM

Thanks for the replies fellas!!! I was actually considering getting a Shelix unit for this one too. I am not tired at the moment, so I am going to have a look at this thing right now.

...20 minutes later…

Well, the end of the big mystery…at least I think it is, I cant really try it out right now. I found one of the blade retaining screws missing. The blade had wood slivers jammed in between the cutter head body and the blade itself right at the point of the missing screw. This caused the blade to be raised up off of the cutter head. Didn’t find any nicks in the blade edge. I am saying 1/16” of an inch, but that was referring to how wide the little mark is on the wood. It had to be really thin as it sanded right off. The rubber feed rollers were actually nice and clean, but the table is in bad need of cleaning and polishing/waxing. Looks like that screw is 6mm X 1.00 and about 12 or 13mm long.
Interesting that the wood was coming out so nice and flat. I am wondering where that screw went??? Had to be blown out the chip exhaust, unless it was able to drop down to the table. All the other screws were pretty good and tight. Well, thanks again fellas. I will get a new screw and try this thing out in the morning.

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