DeWalt 735 sprocket blues - Grizzly solution!

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Blog entry by poppatom posted 02-24-2011 12:36 PM 1820 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I started planing down some ash I had just got fresh from the sawmill. About half way through the process my planer made a scary sound but quit before I could get to the switch to shut it off. My thinking was the it had sucked up a large piece of wood but cleared itself so I began to run another piece of wood through. That’s when I discovered my in feed roller wasn’t turning!
After pulling the side covers off and found that one of the sprockets on the gear side had shattered I began replacing it with an extra one I had purchased last year having the same thing happen to me once before. After getting it all back together and turning it back on it banged again and still no infeed roller, seem like the domino effect was going on because it also shattered a sprocket on the other side of the planer and bound everything up. Now I was out of spare parts, I searched DeWalt’s web site and found that that sprocket is back ordered and won’t be available till June. GRIZZLY SOLUTION
I took my shattered sprocket up to Grizzly here in Springfield, Mo. One of the salesmen said he’s seen that sprocket on some of the planers Grizzly puts out so he went to looking and sure enough there it was, the same sprocket as on the DeWalt.

For those of you that are having the same problem here’s the solution to it! The part number is


-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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#1 posted 02-24-2011 01:03 PM

Great information…thank you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 02-24-2011 01:34 PM

That’s good to know. Thanks for sharing.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 02-24-2011 01:53 PM

I have a 735 and have never had a problem with it. But this is good to know in case I do. I have all but quit buying DeWalt because their replacement part prices border on the ridiculous as far as I’m concerned.
Thanks for the tip

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 02-24-2011 04:06 PM

I’ve come to the conclusion that everything is made in China anymore, doesn’t matter the brand! What other conclusion can one come up with when a know Chinese product will interchange with all the rest?

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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#5 posted 02-24-2011 05:44 PM

I’m going to write that down in my shop note-book.
Thanks Tom.

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#6 posted 02-25-2011 05:03 AM

Hey, Poppatom,

Way to go! It’s not the early bird, but the tenacious bird that gets the worm…....

We have a Grizzly store about an hour north of us. They are the greatest.

Hope everything is good with you and yours.

-- vicrider

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