Weird problem with Dewalt DW735 Planer

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Forum topic by Bengston posted 12-03-2013 03:48 PM 1746 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2013 03:48 PM

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New here because I just came up against a problem I can’t seem to figure out. I have a Dewalt DW735 which I have been using for a couple months with very little problems. However, today it started to do this thing which I simply don’t understand. I was running a cherry board ~13” wide through the planer, everything seemed to be normal while it was going in, but when it came out the planer left a 3/8” wide by 1/16” deep gouge through the whole board about 12” in. The gouge can’t be simple tear out because it is perfectly straight as though it has been machined and the bottom is burned. I took the top of and checked the blades to see if one of them was messed up but they all seemed fine. I noticed on a smaller piece I had planned before that this began to happen at the end of the board. Has anyone else had this issue? Does anyone know what’s going on or how to fix it?

I am at the shop now so can’t upload any pictures but will try later tonight.


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#1 posted 12-03-2013 04:03 PM

Does this groove line up with one of the blade retaining screws?

-- Tilbilly Mark

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#2 posted 12-03-2013 04:04 PM

something has fallen off the internals and is draging on your wood. You need to take it apart or just return it for replacement if it is still under warranty.

-- .. heyoka ..

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#3 posted 12-03-2013 04:11 PM

could be a hard chip of wood
logged in the rollers and frame too

it happens sometimes

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 12-04-2013 01:11 AM

Looked at it again and it was one of the retaining screws. I think my shop-mate must have failed to tighten it all the way when he changed the knives and it backed itself out just enough to start making contact with the wood. I took it out, had to re-tap the threads on the cutter head, but all is well now. Thanks everyone!

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#5 posted 12-04-2013 01:25 AM

Hey Dan – I’ve had the same planer for many years and thought I had made all the screw-ups that could possibly disprove any logic, but never seen this before! (which reminds me of a favorite quote from a retired coworker, ‘I just keep seeing $hit I aint ever seen before!’).

My 735 is only suited for 12” or 12 1/2” inch wide boards. I can imagine if you could possibly fit a 13” wide board in it the side guide would push a deep groove in it about 1/2” to 1” in from the end.

Does this fit the scenario? Can you send a photo of the board damage?

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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