2 issues with Dewalt planer

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Forum topic by ww111 posted 12-06-2014 08:37 PM 963 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2014 08:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dewalt planer 735 blades

I have a reasonably new Dewalt 735 and have a couple of problems:
The First
Is a very small line left in the wood (planed side) that starts at the blades. I CANNOT for the life of me find, see, feel (the fingernail test) a defect in any of the blades. It does start at the blade and is in the same place on the board about the size of a hair and quickly sands out. But I like perfect ya know
Second Problem
The board kicks out about 20 degrees to the right as soon as it’s out of the first feed roller (so the line changes direction as well)

Many thanks in advance for your help and suggestions


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#1 posted 12-06-2014 08:53 PM

The line is definitely from a nick in the blades. Try flipping them over and you should get rid of it.

The kick out may be from a feed roller that is not parallel to the base plate?

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#2 posted 12-06-2014 08:54 PM

The line in the board as it goes through the cutters may be due to all f the knives being nicked in same place. E.g. all got nicked by a metal staple or nail or a knot as you ran a board through the planer. That will usually nick all the cutters in the same spot and as it planes the board you end up with a line running the length of the board. For the slippage make sure the rollers are clean and wax the table. Good luck.

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#3 posted 12-06-2014 09:04 PM

Although the knives are indexed….
You can try realigning the knives.

1) loosen two of the knives.
2) slide one knife to the right, then retighten.
3) slide the other knife to the left, then retighten.

This should mis-align the nick and eliminate the “hairline”.

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 09:56 PM

Many thanks! I changed the angle of the in and out feed tables and that helped with the kick-out. The blades are indexed so I will try the shift alignment and fingers crossed
Thanks again

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