|Forum topic by stevenmadden||posted 214 days ago||752 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
214 days ago
I went to change the knives in my DeWalt thickness planer (DW735) and one of the screws that holds the blade holder in place was stuck. I ended up stripping out the head (5/16 hex or Allen, I believe) and had to use a screw extractor to get it out. I ended up damaging the blade holder and screw (obviously), so I needed to order new parts. I went to http://www.dewalt.com and looked up the parts that I needed. The blade holder(s) came in a set of three so I was forced to order all three. I was able to find the screws, however, they were no longer hex, they are now torx T-30.
If you are reading this, and you have experience with the DeWalt DW735, are the screws that hold the blade holder hex or torx? Has anyone else experienced this problem (not being able to back out the screws when changing the blades)? Does the torx screw solve the problem (if you had the problem or your version came with torx and you have never had the problem)?
It may be that when I first turned the knives around on the original blades that I torqued the screws to hard when replacing them, but it was done by hand with the wrench that they provide, so I don’t see how that is possible.
Thanks for your input.