DeWalt 735 not feeding right

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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 01-25-2014 06:08 PM 594 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2014 06:08 PM

Since it got cold in my shop, around 50 (+-5) my planer hasn’t been feeding right. sometimes I have to push it through with a stick.
So today I took some painters alcohol and cleaned the rollers and waxed the bed and in-out feed tables.

Works like a charm now.

I was a bit concerned that the bed under the planer has a couple long front to back scratches in it. On either side about 1/2” from the side is a long scratch. It doesn’t seem to have any effect on the wood though.

Just thought I’d pass this along as many of you are probably having this issue now that it is cold in the shop.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 01-25-2014 06:22 PM

Yep, wheels get hard in the cold and can affect the way they push/pull the stock through.

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 06:39 PM

My 734 was doing this last night too. How do you rotate the rollers to wipe em down? Please don’t say just turn it on with a rag in your hand.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#3 posted 01-25-2014 06:42 PM

NO, NO, NO….
That is what shop assistants are for!!! ;^)

Thanks for passing along this tip!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 01-25-2014 07:11 PM

Woodcox, I wipe what I can get to, then flip it on and off and wipe again. Not holding the rag, just to turn the roller. I do that 5-6 times to be sure I get the whole of both rollers.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#5 posted 01-25-2014 08:00 PM

It’s a good idea to wipe the rollers down with one of those “micro-fiber” cloth before you use it. And if you’re working it pretty hard, a couple of times while you’re planing.

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