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lepelerin

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883 days ago

I could not say no to this offer. I found an almost brand new DW735 (only used to plan 100 bf). I think the price was right. I paid $350. No in/out table but I plan to make one long table myself.
I spent a lot of time playing with it since the last 2 days, making lots of chips and noise. I am really impressed with the quality of this machine. It’s my first planer and first time planing so nothing to compare to.
Really cool tool.
I did not find snipe being a problem, actually I did not notice it. The longest piece I planed was 4f long. I ran maple, walnut, pine, spruce, all came out beautifully smooth.
I was planing to get a DW734 for a little bit cheaper, but went with this one instead. I am very pleased so far.

What would be a regular maintenance for this machine.
I waxed the table (and plan to do it regularly as with my other tools) and clean up the roller.

Should I put some lubricant on the pole. They seem pretty dry to me. Just wondering.

Thank you

A


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Dallas

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#1 posted 882 days ago

Bump

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Danpaddles

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#2 posted 882 days ago

If you lube the poles, sawdust might stick to them.

I dunno for sure- silicone spray, like I use under the hood of my contractors saw?

-- Dan V. in Indy

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 882 days ago

Here is a link to DeWalt ServiceNet manuals page. I didn’t know if you have a DW735 or a DW735X, so i didn’t leave a direct link to the manual.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 882 days ago

There are many “Dry Lubricants” on the market. Here is a link to one of them.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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czlee

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#5 posted 882 days ago

I’ve had mine for 4 years and the only thing I do is wax the table, clean the rollers and flip, shift or change blades as needed. I’ve been very happy with it. I especially like the depth stop.

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JAAune

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#6 posted 882 days ago

There are dry lubricants that are good for dusty environments. LPS 1 is a product of that type which I use. I’m sure silicone sprays would work well so long as it is kept off the table but I’m ultra-sensitive about letting that product get anywhere close to my wood or machine surfaces. The overspray from spraying the poles might get on the cutterhead or table surface.

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lepelerin

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#7 posted 882 days ago

Thank you for the advice,

A

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fussy

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#8 posted 882 days ago

What czlee said. Clean the rollers periodically with mineral spirits. Lube the poles with parrafin. Dry lube the chain every few months, Great planer, great price. Replacement blades when you need them at www.tools-plus.com. Brst price I have found. Enjoy.

Steve

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

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Kickback

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#9 posted 882 days ago

Use Johnsons Paste Wax on the tubes and the tables. I use it on all of my machines as well as my Delta DC 380 planer and the stuff works awesome makes everything slippery smooth.

-- "I work so I can fish"!

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SCBOB

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#10 posted 880 days ago

I use Dupont Teflon Dry Lubricant. I get it at Lowes for $5.

-- SCBob in South Carolina

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