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Forum topic by Chuck posted 03-19-2012 03:15 AM 1794 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chuck

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03-19-2012 03:15 AM

This is NOT a problem with snipe.
I have a DeWalt DW734 3 knife planer. Bought it new. Have run <100lf>t want to be sanding the depression out.
Thanks for your help and patience.

-- "And then there was a pile of wood for which I forgot him, and let his little fear, Carry him off the way I might have gone..." -- from The Wood-Pile by Robert Frost


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geoscann

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#1 posted 03-19-2012 03:22 AM

Sounds like you hit a staple or a small nail and put a nick in the blade. change them out and retry run some wood through if its gone its a bad blade.

-- BIG geo ---Occam,s razor The simplist answer is often correct

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thedude50

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#2 posted 03-19-2012 03:52 AM

Unplug it and inspect the knives if the knives or damaged it must be replaced if they are not checked for the blades being in place correctly if they are not they must be readjusted

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ccweems

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#3 posted 03-19-2012 03:58 AM

You might be able to shift them ever so slightly so that marks made by the nicked area of one blade will be repaired by the now shifted portion of the next blade. I don’t know if this works but I read it somewhere. It makes sense on the surface but it could have been a complete fabrication.

I have a DW735 for which I have yet to examine the cutter head assembly (I know they are completely different). I purchased an extra set of knives when I got it just in case they got damaged in the middle of a job. It has been such a long time since I bought them I expect that when they are needed they’ll be a difficult find at best. Those that believe in power tool voodoo will nod their heads ever so slightly.

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fussy

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 07:38 AM

CCweems is exactly right. Following instructions in your manual, loosen the bolts holding ONE blade, shift it ever so slightly to one side or the other (makes no difference which) retighten, and the defect will go away. Tje blades nolonger cut the same track, so they cut out the defect left by the others. Works eveery time. The blades are reversible too, so when they get dull, flip them.

While you’re at it, clean the rollers with mineral spirits and do it regularly to prevent slipping. Unplug it, of course, whilst doing any of this.

Steve

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

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ajosephg

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#5 posted 03-19-2012 08:46 AM

If you nicked the blades, you wouldn’t have a depression, but a “bump” the length of the board. So, what is it, a depression or a bump?

-- Joe

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Paul Stoops

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#6 posted 03-19-2012 02:01 PM

If it is a depression, look for a screw head that is too high, or may not be fully tightened. A friend had that problem when he put some aftermarket blades in his DW735 that were a little thicker than the stock ones. Apparently there isn’t much clearance above the screw heads.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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pintodeluxe

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#7 posted 03-19-2012 05:54 PM

slide the blades over slightly to cover the nicked blade. Otherwise flip or replace the blades.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-20-2012 02:18 AM

I have to agree with Joe’s comment. A depression the length of the board doesn’t sound like a nicked blade. It sounds like something is protruding below the blades.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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thedude50

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#9 posted 03-20-2012 04:12 AM

it would sure be nice if the originator would at least reply or let us know he figured it out I get pissed when people start threads then they never respond to the help that is being given maybe I am a asshole but it really pisses me off if you wanted help at least be kind enough to acknowledge that you got it or if we are going in the wrong direction

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fussy

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#10 posted 03-20-2012 07:15 AM

Dude,

Lighten up, man. It’s been less than 36 hours. Maybe he has to work, or sleep or——-

Steve

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

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mveach

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#11 posted 03-21-2012 04:07 AM

I have even seen a peace of wood split off and wedge in a planer and cause this.

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philip marcou

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#12 posted 03-21-2012 05:27 AM

If it is a DEPRESSION running the length of the board then mveach has the answer. A piece of knot or short length of broken off wood (as in grain run out at the trailing end of a board) can wedge in a feed roller or bed roller and cause a bruise mark or depression. In fact anything wedged in rollers etc can cause it.
I wish the OP had supplied a picture- a helpful answer would be had easier, instead of speculations or mantras…..

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thedude50

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#13 posted 03-21-2012 05:29 AM

another 24 hours and still no rebuttal this is a drag

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Chuck

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#14 posted 01-05-2015 07:45 PM

Late follow-up:

I appreciate the advice, but truth be told I joined the forum (in 2012), made the post and forgot all about the forum. I recently started looking into buying a band saw, found the forum again, attempted to register and found out I was already registered.

Say what you like: I respect the forum. I apologize for not replying sooner, but I guess I don’t get how someone can get upset over what I would consider something as insignificant as a forum post where obviously no one’s life was at stake?

I made all the above recommended inspections prior to posting; It would have been proper to mention that fact but in the long run someone else may have benefitted from the good advice everyone offered.

The problem went away. I know. Sounds fishy – which is why I guess I didn’t mention I inspected for those items before posting – but it went away. I’m more perplexed than any of you, believe me.

I got off of Face Book for the same trivial complaints and political quibbling. Don’t ruin this forum for me or any of the others. Put me on ignore, blocked or “UnFriend”. PLEASE!

Again, Thanks to everyone who contributed and I apologize.

-- "And then there was a pile of wood for which I forgot him, and let his little fear, Carry him off the way I might have gone..." -- from The Wood-Pile by Robert Frost

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MrUnix

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#15 posted 01-05-2015 07:56 PM


Late follow-up:
[...]

Chuckle.. yeah, I guess almost 3 years is a bit late :)

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Pay no attention to the trolls lurking around here… follow your same advice, just ignore them!

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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