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Forum topic by jasoncarpentry posted 08-16-2013 03:07 PM 1677 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jasoncarpentry

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08-16-2013 03:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dewalt 735 dw735 surface planer infeed roller

The infeed roller on my DW735 planer has stopped working. I removed the gearbox on the left side, but I still can’t see why I have this problem. And, unfortunately, I’ve misplaced the literature that came with it.

Has anybody else had this problem? Whether you have or not, does anybody have any literature on the tool that you could send me via PM?

-- Jim in Tennessee


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 03:09 PM

Clean the rollers, and then clean and wax in the infeed tables. Take small bites, and see if that helps. Lots of times it is the combo of resins and dust that make them not be able to pull the wood in.

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#2 posted 08-16-2013 03:10 PM

I though there was something wrong with my rollers…...turned out the rollers were dirty and the knives were trashed. Any chance that could be your issue?

Here’s a site that has the instruction manual in PDF form

http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Products/Detail?productNumber=DW735#

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 03:18 PM

when you remove the gearbox cover on the side- and turn the planer on – does the gear chain engage and turn the sprockets (which power the feed rollers)?

I had both sprockets break when the planer hit a nail and had to replace them both to get the feed to function again. just something to check for. if this seem to be functional, then you may just need to clean the rollers, and wax the tables as was mentioned above…

also high humidity and moisture on the tables could affect feeding considerably.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 08-16-2013 05:35 PM

Do you mean the feed roller no longer turns at all, or is it just slow and irregular when feeding the board through? The most common cause of poor feeding (and simplest to fix) is dull knives.

I have actually never had to clean my rollers. Waxing the bed helps, but sharp knives is what makes all the difference.

Good luck with the repairs

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

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jasoncarpentry

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#5 posted 08-16-2013 05:46 PM

Pintodeluxe: The infeed roller doesn’t turn at all, even when I’m not feeding anything thru the planer. Yesterday, I ran a few pieces thru w/o any problems, but today the problem occurred. Outfeed roller is fine.

PurpLev: Your suggestion is good. Actually, I went too far and removed things up to the sprockets w/o just removing the cover and observing what turns and what doesn’t. When time permits, I’ll reassemble things up to the gearbox cover and see what happens.

-- Jim in Tennessee

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#6 posted 08-16-2013 06:23 PM

I had a problem of the wood would not feeding at all. The speed selector was between 1 and 2. As I recall I moved it to one or the other numbers then turned it on and all worked fine.

-- Jerry

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#7 posted 08-16-2013 07:40 PM

That would be nice if it was just stuck between gears. Easier than replacing the gears for sure.

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

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#8 posted 08-16-2013 07:47 PM

As I recall I moved it to one or the other numbers then turned it on and all worked fine.

Just an FYI: given the type of gearbox in this planer, you really shouldn’t switch gears when planer is in OFF position (also mentioned in the user manual, and might be labeled on the gear selector itself) – you have to have the gears running in order to switch gears or you could potentially break a gear, or other internal components.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 08-17-2013 12:07 AM

The front roller is driven by the back roller. There are covers both sides and chains both sides. You need to check both. There is a spring held tension er that can fail, also, I have twice had sprockets the appeared fine, but were actually cracked, would work until any load came on them.

-- Who is John Galt?

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