|Forum topic by SnowyRiver||posted 02-23-2012 11:29 PM||1545 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-23-2012 11:29 PM
Surprisingly it was only a couple of weeks ago I told someone on here that I have planed hundreds of board feet of hardwoods on my Dewalt 735 since buying it new and it was still on the original knives. I am in the process of building a hope chest out of hard maple, and boy is it hard. Its really been taxing my equipment. Anyway, I noticed that the planer wasnt cutting smoothly, although it wasn’t too bad, but the thing I did notice the most was the wood was moving much slower through the planer and sometimes I had a burn mark on it from the rollers slipping. This was very evident on the light maple wood.
Went ahead and flipped the knives over and walla…now it planes like new. The thing I did notice was how easy it was to change the knives and the instructions were perfect. Although it did take about a half hour (most of the time was taking out and replacing the 24 screws holding the three knives) the whole process was slick. The T handle allen wrench provided with the magnets in the handle worked great getting the knives out without having to use my fingers. I also loved the long wing nut screws that hold the dust shroud on. Long enough to get at them without having to reach way down into the machine to turn them. A great design.
I love this machine !!
-- Wayne - Plymouth MN