I bought a DeWalt 734 on 03/27/2014 but juts got to open the box a few days ago. I have two questions.
- After the third day of use the paddle lift switch broke off. (The two plastic nubs that secures it to the toggle switch were not sufficiently strong enough to hold the red paddle on. I suspect its a manufacturing defect. I took the 45 drive to the nearest authorized repair dealer. He took a photo of it and he is seeing if DeWalt (aka B&D) will replace it. I have no confidence.) I can still use the toggle switch to turn it on and off but its not so nice. So here at long last is my question. Does anyone have a good fix for this? My thoughts is to just put a switch on the power cord, but maybe there is an easy way to make a wooden paddle switch contraption.
- The dust collection port which works well prohibits the tray from folding up. If you do not screw in the port and just use the clips it will fall off under the weight of the dust-collection hose. Is there a solution? Has some one built a port that easily attaches, removes and is secure? Its important that it is removable for flip-top storage.
Otherwise the planer works great.
-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)