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Grantman

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02-21-2015 05:26 PM

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My 735 is not feeding. I’ve cleaned the rollers two or three times with mineral spirits. I’ve waxed and polished the plate twice. I’ve pulled the side box off and checked the drive chain – no broken sprockets and everything looks OK…both rollers are turning. I’ve rotated the knives so the new side is exposed (the old ones weren’t so old, but I did it anyway). It’s in a heated basement with essentially constant temperature year round. Today it’s about 65ยบ.

I take off 1/64” to 1/32” at a time. Just putting a 6” cherry board stopped it completely. I had to turn the crank up to get the board out of the planer.

I think I’ve exhausted all the suggestions from other posts. Is there something I’ve missed? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 02-21-2015 05:29 PM

Maybe try a different board just to see if same no feeding results?

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#2 posted 02-21-2015 05:32 PM

I actually have three boards I’m trying to plane and all of them stop the tool.

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#3 posted 02-21-2015 05:36 PM

Mineral spirits can sometimes leave a slightly oily residue so you might try using alcohol which is a good cleaner and dries fast without leaving any residue. I just went through the same thing with my 735.

-- Dom

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#4 posted 02-21-2015 05:37 PM

Thanks, Targa. Will try it.

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#5 posted 02-21-2015 05:41 PM

Do the rollers stop turning when the board stops? If the rollers stop then it’s a loose drive gear in the transmission.

Read this.. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/63806. The problem was a loose gear.

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#6 posted 02-21-2015 05:48 PM

Targa, nope. Alcohol didn’t do anything. WhyMe, is that something I can fix myself? I pulled the cover plate off and just saw the chain and sprockets. Do I have to pull all that apart?

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#7 posted 02-21-2015 05:54 PM



Targa, nope. Alcohol didn t do anything. WhyMe, is that something I can fix myself? I pulled the cover plate off and just saw the chain and sprockets. Do I have to pull all that apart?

- Grantman

If it’s a loose gear I assume it’s a DIY fix. Probably a loose set screw.

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#8 posted 02-21-2015 06:06 PM

WhyMe, yes. The rollers stop when the board hits the infeed roller. Here’s a quick video I just shot. It stops with the least amount of pressure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GoDEzhZg2o

While I can build things from wood, I’m not that mechanical. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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#9 posted 02-21-2015 06:15 PM

Check sets screws on all the rollers sprockets and associated linkages.

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#10 posted 02-21-2015 06:52 PM

Is there a notch in the shaft and a matching notch in the sprocket? Hard to tell from the cell phone video, but I thought I saw a dark spot there. If so, there should be a rectangular metal ‘key’ there to keep the shaft and sprocket spinning together. Looks missing in the video. Either way, something needs to hold the shaft and sprocket together. Set screw, key, something.

-Brian

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#11 posted 02-21-2015 06:54 PM

^+1

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#12 posted 02-21-2015 07:02 PM

You may have worn out the roller bearings as well as the shaft that has the loose gear.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#13 posted 02-21-2015 07:05 PM

Your trouble is the shift is spinning in the sprocket. Key is missing. You should have a key in the slot of the shaft that the sprocket is spinning on. It will also have a set screw to hold it in place. The set screw screws down through the gear or sprocket which ever you want to call it, and tightens the key in the shaft. Should be an easy fix.
Gerald

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#14 posted 02-21-2015 07:15 PM

Good catch on the key, or lack thereof. Looks like a trip to my local DeWalt repair center. Can’t figure why both shafts would lose their keys, though. Hmmmmm….

I’ll be back next week after I hit the repair place.

Thanks to all for the help.

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#15 posted 02-21-2015 07:18 PM


Good catch on the key, or lack thereof. Looks like a trip to my local DeWalt repair center. Can t figure why both shafts would lose their keys, though. Hmmmmm….

Just go to your local hardware store.. those are an off the shelf item and no need to pay 10 times what they are worth just to have Dewalt personally hand them to you.

Cheers,
Brad

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