|Forum topic by skeemer||posted 09-13-2012 10:00 PM||1355 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-13-2012 10:00 PM
Earlier this year I bought a DeWalt 735 planer for a steal and am just now getting to use it after a hectic summer. I’m finding that the planer often leaves very small scallops in the surface, and sometimes leaves grooves behind. It does not happen every pass, only sometimes. I am brand new to the planer world so I’m not even sure where to begin to diagnose this problem. Hopefully the pictures below show up well.
This is a cedar board that shows the scalloping.
This is the same cedar board with some of the grooves in it.
This is a maple board with the same scalloping.
Is this an issue with the knives? Am I taking too much off in one pass? I’m taking 1/32” on a pass generally, up to 1/16” max. Another guess I had was maybe the power supply is getting bogged down? I have been running my 6 gallon shop vac on the same outlet as dust collection while the planer is running.
None of these marks are deep enough that they won’t come out with sanding, but I believe this shouldn’t be happening and I should have a smoother surface out of this planer. Perhaps my expectations are too high?
Thanks for any suggestions!