Trying new woodworking skills #3: Tested the planer

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Blog entry by BJODay posted 09-01-2013 01:31 AM 1444 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Planer stand #2 Part 3 of Trying new woodworking skills series Part 4: Investigating DC problem »

The planer is all set up. I ran some 1×4 pine through it. Worked very well. Nice and smooth. Some snipe on a few boards. I will adjust the outfeed table tomorrow. I am too tired to do it tonight.

My dust collection system is under powered. It works but chips collect in any low spots and corners. The 735 has a blower to help eject chips. I hooked it up to my dust collector. It pressurized my piping system and blew chips out of my jointer, router and miter saw. My dust collection system is now very clean but my shop is a mess.


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#1 posted 09-02-2013 12:51 AM

Maybe your DC system is underpowered because you aren’t using blast gates at your equipment?

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 02:40 AM

I do have it subdivided with plastic blast gates. They have some residual dust in them and do not close off completely. It would be nice to be able to disassemble them to clean out the dust but I don’t think it’s possible.


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#3 posted 09-02-2013 10:42 AM

Yep, first time I fired up my 735, I ran a board thru it and it looked like the exhaust of an F-15! I FOOLISHLY started to put my hand in the stream and it took MERE SECONDS to realize what a mistake that was gonna be!

At least you know you have a way to reverse flush your DC system now :-)

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