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Forum topic by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 1844 days ago 924 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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1844 days ago

Last week I was planing some material through the DW735 thickness planer and I heard a snap and now the chips and dust just pour out the front and no longer come out the dust port. I still have my dust collector hooked up and it is sucking.

If I remove the DC the blower in the planer is still blowing lots of air out the back, just no chips come out the back.

Anyone see this before and/or know the remedy?

Thanks.
-Rich

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com


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Frankie Talarico Jr.

353 posts in 1942 days


#1 posted 1844 days ago

Are yo usure the chute isn’t blocked up. Mine does that often and I have to clear it out manually. The snap may hav been a chunk of snipe that got stuck and chips build up behind it. If not maybe it’s out of allignment and the chips are flying around it. I really didn’t look at it but I think you can make something else that will substitute.

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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#2 posted 1844 days ago

Nope, next step is to take it apart. I had to get my current project finished before I started any dis assembly that would result in the tool being unavailable. Amazing how I just got past the 1-year service warranty though it still is under the 3-year parts warranty.

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 1844 days ago

cooooooll.

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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#4 posted 1842 days ago

Well it was very easily fixed. Took the 4 allen head screws off the top plate, the top plate lifts off. The dust chute is held in with 3 screws, which have large red things on them so you do not need a screwdriver to take them off. The chute lifts up, unlocks from the blower housing and pulls out.

It was chock full solid of chips and dust. Never did find a large piece that would have cause the blockage. It was also a mix of wood chips from the last 4 or 5 projects so not sure how long this has been building up.

Took all of 30 seconds to have the thing apart, 1 minute to clean it, 30 seconds to put it back together. Tested and it is blowing dust across the room again.

-Rich

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 1841 days ago

I have a Fiber drum and the Hose w/ drum top connector… There is always enough force from the planer to blow all of the chips through the hose and into the drum.

Works like a charm… Never have had a problem with it.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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CutNRun

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#6 posted 1841 days ago

That’s also how you access the knives for changing. When you had the dust chute off, you should have been able to see a metal strip with a number of allen head screws holding it down. This is the knife holder. Remove all those allen head screws and the knife lifts out. There is a magnet on the back of your allen wrench to assist in removing the knives. Each knife has two sides so they can be reversed.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1841 days ago

good fix

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