Dewalt 735 Question

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Forum topic by ScottStewart posted 695 days ago 593 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I have had a Dewalt 735 since the spring and it seems to build up a lot of chips in the open area under the top piece of plastic (The area you see if you take the big square yellow piece off with the 4 bolts on top. Is this a common occurence? I am running it with my HF DC with a Thien collector.



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#1 posted 695 days ago

I also have this problem with my 735. What happened in my case is, while planing cedar a knot broke loose and as the planer tried to spit it out it damaged the outlet fan housing. This allows a leak of the chips into this area. I replaced the housing once and broke it again so now I have some gorilla tape over the new hole and I just clean out this area with a vac and a air hose every so often when the height adjustment crank gets hard to turn. Kinda’ a pain but it planes very well.

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#2 posted 695 days ago

Had mine for several years and it stays clean in that area (except for fine dust.) I’d look to make sure all the plastic shields, etc. are correctly seated or not broken as Jim’s did.

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#3 posted 695 days ago

I’ve had mine for a little over 2 years and I can’t say I’ve had any problems with chip build-up there. I second Joe’s suggestion to take a good look at the plastic shields; perhaps one is missing, broken, or not seating properly.

How does the chip ejection blower work? Maybe you get buildup because the chips are not being ejected properly?

You could also take it in to a service center if there’s one close; it shouldn’t be packing with chips.

-- John

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