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Forum topic by Jim Finn posted 06-05-2011 03:09 AM 1136 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Finn

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06-05-2011 03:09 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dw735 planer

I have this very nice planer but it has become hard to adjust the height. I have lubricated the threaded posts but it is still very hard to turn the handle to adjust the blade height. The planer cuts well and I like this tool, except for this. Anyone else run into this and found a fix?

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"


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ChuckV

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 03:27 AM

I have not had that problem with mine. But, if you unplug it and remove the top, as if you were changing the blades, you will see a chain that goes around the four posts. It is like a bicycle chain. Perhaps that needs to be cleaned and/or lubricated.

Good luck.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 03:36 AM

I dont know about the Dewalt but my Ridgid has a feature to limit thickness. Check to see if youre trying to crank below where the thickness dealie is set. Ive done this repeatedly on my planer.

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 05:10 AM

Thanks Chuck, that did the trick! Seems there is an idler sprocket inside that I could not clean and lubricate without removing the top. I did find a LOT of sawdust in there. I wonder how it got out of the dust collector airstream to accumulate in there. I did notice a chiped blade on the discharge fan but there is ample airflow without the dust collector connected….. and the Dust Collector is working well. It does crank easily now though.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 07:02 AM

I had that problem once…

It turned out to be the power cord was looped just a little bit to where it stopped the top from going up.

From now on, I make sure the power cord is fully FREE with no hangups.

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 02:24 PM

Jim – I’m glad to hear that you are cranking again!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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