|Forum topic by JoeinGa||posted 12-07-2012 12:07 AM||4320 views||1 time favorited||15 replies|
12-07-2012 12:07 AM
So it’s only been a few weeks ago that I scored a DW735 planer on craigslist. It didnt come with the infeed/outfeed tables but that’s ok because I’m gonna mount it on a stand I built for another radial arm saw I had and I’ll make folding extensions on the cabinet. It did come with two different dust/chip ejectors. One is a flat wide one that sprays out like a waterfall and the other looks to be sized for a 4” hose.
The first time I cranked it up I wasnt sure how much or how fast the dust/chips would be coming out so I rolled it to the edge of the garage door and pointed it outside. Good thing I did! GEEZE LOUISE! This baby shoots that stuff out like the wood chipper we rent out at work! So hmmmm, now what? Gotta figure out a way to at least TRY to contain this blast.
So I bought a few pieces of 4” metal stove pipe and several angled connectors. I’m thinking I can just direct the flow into a big cardboard box, right? Seems simple enough… I think I’ll even try to fit the pipe into a hole I cut in the box, then I’ll seal the box with tape…. THAT oughtta catch all them little chips nice and neat!
So I rig this up and turn on the planer. Start feeding a small piece of wood thru it and I’m watching the wood rather than the box. All of a sudden I hear this big WHOOOOOMP and it’s raining dust and chips all over me. The box had inflated like a balloon till the tape seal failed and the force of the chip blower just let it go everwhere.
So I come in here to my new-found friends at LJs and do a bit of searching…. ok so NOW I see that this baby has the exhaust power of an F-15! LOL
Oh well, cant afford one o’ them fancy dust collectors I see online, so I guess I’m gonna hafta get out Momma’s sewing machine and make me a draw-string cover for an old 55 gallon drum I have in the shop.
Next time I get a bright idea I’ll know to look here FIRST …. :-)
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