|Forum topic by jtm||posted 03-09-2015 05:16 AM||879 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-09-2015 05:16 AM
I have a question/problem with my DW735 dust collection. I’ve researched this quite a bit, but I wanted to toss this out there for opinions.
Right now, my DW735 is connected to a 4” PVC piped system. The length from the planer to the 2HP Grizzly dust collector is only about 12 feet. If you look at the picture, you’ll see that I only have a foot or so of flex hose between the planer and the PVC, with a metal blast gate in between.
Now, when I plane a board, the chip extractor is so strong on the DW735 that it literally expands the flex hose and forces small dust through the open slit on the blast gate (I have duct tape over it in the picture). I know tons of people have their 735’s hooked up to dust collection, so I’m curious if any of you have this problem.
For the record, I plan on doing two things:
First, the blades are probably due to be changed. I’ve run a decent amount of wood through it, so maybe they are too dull, causing more fine dust than chips.
Second, I plan on replacing the dust collector bag, as it’s definitely getting full. Maybe that will increase suction, as the last time I let it get too full, it literally blew the filter right off.