Just one more shop posting... Dewalt DW735

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Project by Kelly posted 04-17-2014 10:05 PM 44039 views 68 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not sure how others handle the chips/dust from this particular planer (Dewalt DW735) but this was what I came up with. It’s a combination of several ideas I found on the web.

The Dewalt DW735 has a built in blower and can operate without being attached to any dc system. However, collecting the chips/dust was a problem as the fan is quite powerful and would escape anything I tried to collect it in. Finally I came up with this cart that doubles as a collection container for all my dust and chips. It’s a bit overkill but it works great.

The 4” PVC moves up/down with the planer. The down spout goes through a very snug fitting hole cut in the top of the cabinet, but the pipe still can move without binding. The side of the cabinet, against the wall, has a large door (lined with weather striping) to clean out the dust/chips while at the feed end I put a second door with a filter in it to ventilate and control the dust. Between the filter door and the collection box I ran a second piece of PVC for the air to vent through.

Anyway, I thought I’d pass this along for anyone else who has that same planer and same problem I was having…

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#1 posted 04-17-2014 10:24 PM

wow. really good. I love the idea of the built in filter. I have half a garage for my “shop” so individual DC for each tool is my MO. (usually small shop vacs im trying to build in to the bases.) This is the planer i have my eye on or some time in the future- now even more so.

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#2 posted 04-17-2014 11:10 PM

Thanks Jason. Here is a link to comments about this planer that you may want to read if you are thinking of getting this model.

I sometimes have problems with snipe but it is minimal, just giving you a head up before you buy that there are several who seem to have problems, myself included.

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#3 posted 04-18-2014 12:06 AM

good idea

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#4 posted 04-18-2014 03:10 AM

Nicely done! If you use a short piece of flex hose where the down spout enters the box you can seal it off completely and still get enough freedom of motion to adjust the planer height.

And, it looks looks like with a slight mod you could even hook up a dust collector instead of relying on the 735 to push air through the filter. This one’s a favorite for sure.

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#5 posted 04-18-2014 05:03 AM

May I ask what you are catching the chips and saw dust in? Is there a box or bag inside the cabinet?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 04-18-2014 10:27 AM

Thanks Dave, I had seen some with flex hose and you’re right it does seal better. My thought was that this would be more durable but in hindsight the hose might have been a better option.

Larry, the chips/dust go directly into the cabinet without anything inside. The exhaust vents through the port at the end of the cabinet and I do get some fine dust there, but its easily vacuumed out when I change the filter.

Thanks for looking

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#7 posted 04-18-2014 11:20 AM

genius. I like it

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#8 posted 04-18-2014 11:27 AM

That’s a great setup KC, very innovative. I absolutely love this planer and am contemplating upgrading to the helix setup this year. I have a pretty nice ridgid shop vac and run it straight to the planer blower exit, works great so far.

Nice stand you built, curious if you have a miter-saw stand you could share if you built one, it’s my next project.

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#9 posted 04-18-2014 12:01 PM

Great idea. I have been trying to figure out how to make mine not spew everywhere.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 04-18-2014 01:21 PM

clever idea.

double up the filter and you may eliminate a lot of the residual dust.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#11 posted 04-18-2014 01:47 PM

I quickly found out, after I first ran mine, that it would shoot the chips 15 feet across the shop. What a mess!

Now I attach it by a 4” hose to the cyclone DC on the wall.


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#12 posted 04-18-2014 02:38 PM

That’s a nice solution to a common problem.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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Matt (MWA Woodworks)

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#13 posted 04-18-2014 04:11 PM

did you build this cabinet “from scratch” or did you use a plan? I feel like I’ve seen a similar thing done and I’d love to make one of these myself.

- never mind I saw the first part of your post where you said it was a combo of many ideas.

Great work, I will be looking to replicate your ideas.

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Matt (MWA Woodworks)

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#14 posted 04-18-2014 04:16 PM

Two questions:

What are the overall dimensions of the “box”?
what, if anything, would you change or design differently?

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#15 posted 04-18-2014 04:36 PM

Nice project. I like the outfeed support.

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