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Forum topic by eddieo posted 1013 days ago 1092 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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eddieo

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1013 days ago

How do I remove one cutter head form my Dewalt 735 planer in order to install a new one?

I have planer knive screws stripped and a new cutter hear on the way.

Thank you very much.

Eddie O. McCormick
Crystal Springs, MS
cell 601-259-5555


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Sawkerf

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#1 posted 1013 days ago

Doesn’t the owners manual give you that info? If you don’t have one, they’re usually available on the manufacturer’s website.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 1013 days ago

I have seen the stripped screw come up in other forums on here. Even though you have a new one on the way, there are screw extractors out that may be able to help remove it. Those hex heads can be real tight and set in. A spare cutterhead at least, if you can get it out.

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David

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#3 posted 1013 days ago

If you want to get the screw out you could try a left-handed (reverse flute) drill bit, sometimes that will loosen up the stripped screw.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey http://davidwahl.org/category/woodworking/

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juniorjock

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#4 posted 1013 days ago

I’ve had some luck using a square-drive bit.

- JJ

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fussy

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#5 posted 1013 days ago

C-4. About 1/2 kilo will do it nicely. You certainly won’t be bothered by that problem with that head again. I call that a fix.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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northwoodsman

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#6 posted 1012 days ago

Go to this link – http://www.byrdtool.com/Dewalt735.html. They show you how to do it so you can install a Byrd Shelix head. It is very informative.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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