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02-08-2015 03:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dw735 chip discharge dust control question

Looks like I will building a capture system for this beast and was wondering. Does anyone use 2 1/2 hose instead of 4” with no ill effects.

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 03:16 PM

The 735 has a fan assisted chip discharge, and throws out a BUNCH of chips. 4” will serve ya much better. I even use 4” on my 733.


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#2 posted 02-08-2015 03:17 PM

I used a 2 1/2” hose on my Rigid planer with a reducer for over 10 years, sending the chips into a 15 gallon Rigid vac. Never had a problem save when the vacuum filled up, which happens way quicker than you might imagine. I would think you will generate about the same amount of chips per cut as I did.

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 03:42 PM

Given the amount of chips a planer throws off the 4” will work much better.

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#4 posted 02-08-2015 04:27 PM

thanks I guess I will make the trash can with a 4” input and make the vacuum side 2 1/2 inch. That will give me the best of both worlds. The output line will not be connected for the planer though, I think I will put a filter bag over the output just to capture dust that doesn’t fall to the bottom of the can.

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#5 posted 02-08-2015 04:44 PM

Sometimes,If i forget to hit the remote to turn on the DC; the 735 has enough CFM all by itself to inflate the top bag of my DC through 10’ of 4” hose. You could likely just put a filter onto the output and save the electricity for the shop vac. Hehe, I’m always suprised when I shut down the planer and take off my earmuffs and realize the DC was off…again

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#6 posted 02-08-2015 04:51 PM

For a dust collector use 4” with a drop out bin as close to the planer as possible.
For 2 or 2 1/2” pipe use a shop vacuum.

If using the dust collector the pipe from the paner to the drop out bin must be as short and as smooth as possible.

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#7 posted 02-09-2015 03:52 PM

I made one of these-

BTW- like your avatar. Used to use the Kirby Morgan for ice diving

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#8 posted 02-09-2015 04:06 PM

Many users have commented that a shop vac won’t keep up with the 735. I use a single stage 1 hp DC and it works fine.
Good luck.

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#9 posted 02-09-2015 04:58 PM

I’ve never tried a shop vac and I stopped turning on my DC (4” hose) too. You don’t have to. The blower in the 735 is enough.

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#10 posted 02-09-2015 05:10 PM

I have my shop vac hooked up to the trash can I built a separator for. I don’t turn it on, and the 735’s chip blower motor is enough to still blow the top of the shop vac up enough to shoot chips and stuff out if I forget to lock it down.

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#11 posted 02-09-2015 07:35 PM

If you could go from 4’’ to 2 1/2 ’’ and get the same results the manufacture would have built and 2 1/2’’ outlet on the machine,.

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#12 posted 02-09-2015 07:59 PM

My 735, seems to inflate my clear DC bag pretty well on its on. Many a time have I forgotten to turn the DC on. However, I’d look around on CL for a used DC. I picked up my old Delta for $150.


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