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Forum topic by mark76wa posted 02-11-2014 06:37 AM 1019 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2014 06:37 AM

I took it out of the box and set it on a shelf for a while. Now I need to use it and I find out that the rollers aren’t pulling the wood through.
Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 10:50 AM

I put a good coat of wax on mine and keep it waxed – works great. I had the same problem when it was new.

-- Yale

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 01:47 PM

Clean the rollers and wax the bed. I’m assuming the feed rollers are turning.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 03:54 PM

+1 to waxing the bed and cleaning the rollers.

Also, I’ve heard that if the temps are low the rollers don’t feed the wood very good

-- Ben from IL

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 03:56 PM

clean the roller with MS and wax the bed, that’s what I do with mine. Just did it yesterday as a matter of fact.
Enjoy the noisy machine )

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 05:28 PM

I agree with the waxing. Also don’t try to take too much off at a time. An 1/8th at the most. 1/16th if really hard wood.

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#6 posted 02-11-2014 05:31 PM

clean rollers,
wax bed,
make sure it’s not freezing temperatures in your shop area as the rubber on the rollers will harden up and be more like “smooth plastic” than “grabbing rubber”

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

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#7 posted 02-11-2014 05:33 PM

Mark, you talking about a brand new DW735? You shouldn’t have any trouble with a new one. All the guys are leading you in the right direction, but if it still gives you trouble after a little cleaning – send it back.

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#8 posted 02-11-2014 06:38 PM

I would fire it up and switch between fast and slow feed a couple times, and see if there is something wrong with the feed drive not engaging.

Does it pull but not have enough traction? (dirty rollers)

Or do you not feel it grab the wood and try to pull at all?

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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#9 posted 02-11-2014 06:50 PM

Thanks everyone. I will wax the bed and try it aging this weekend. The temp here has been very low as well so that may be a contributing factor. I was not able to tell if the rollers were actually turning so I’ll check that again and let you know.

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