DeWalt 735 Thickness Planer Dust Collection

  • Advertise with us
Project by tyvekboy posted 06-17-2014 09:09 PM 9666 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
DeWalt 735 Thickness Planer Dust Collection
DeWalt 735 Thickness Planer Dust Collection No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

June 17, 2014

I’ve had my DeWalt 735 Thickness Planer since Christmas of 2004 and absolutely love it. However, dust collection has been a challenge. Ever since I’ve had it I’ve used a Dust-Right 4 inch port adaptor on the 4 inch dust chute supplied with the machine and attached a Dust-Right hose to it.

The problem is I had to suspend the heavy hose to keep it out of the way of the exiting piece of wood. What a pain!

After seeing several different ways other LJ’s have dealt with the chips/dust that is created by this machine, i decided to make this improvement to my system.

Let me first say that I had built a cabinet (with 3 drawers) upon which to place my planer the day after I got it. Old people don’t lift 100 pound machines around their shops.

I also put casters on it so it would be mobile when needed. If you don’t have a cabinet for your planer, this solution will not work for you.


What you’ll need to buy (unless you already have them on hand) is:

24 inch length of 4 inch round rigid duct pipe
(3) —- 90 degree 4 inch rigid duct elbows
Clamps to attach hose to ducting
Roll of Aluminized duct tape

I removed the 4 inch Dust-Right port adaptor from my wooden output port and attached a 90 degree 4 inch elbow to it with 2 screws. (Now this is a good reason to have a wooden adaptor). If you still have the plastic OEM part, you could use the aluminized duct tape to attach this part.

To this elbow I attached about a 6 inch length of 4 inch rigid round duct that was cut from the 2 foot section. Another 90 degree elbow is added and all elbows configured as shown. All pieces are screwed and taped.

To allow the planer head to move up and down, a short section of 4 inch Dust-Right hose is attached to the last elbow. The other end of the flexible hose will be attached to the next section as seen above.

The next section will be 18 inches of 4 inch rigid round duct (the rest of the 2 foot section).

To attach this section of duct to my cabinet I made these 2 clamps out of 3/4 inch plywood that are screwed to the cabinet with 2 screws. One screw clamps the split-ring that goes around the duct.

The end of this duct that attached to the flexible hose had to clear the out feed table. If this duct was placed vertically, I would not have any wood to screw the clamps to the cabinet. Angling the duct in this fashion solved all challenges.

The other end of the duct receives the last 90 degree elbow.

To the other end of the elbow is attached a Dust-Right 4 inch adaptor.

To support the weight of the end of the flexible hose, I added a shelf upon which it can rest.

Since adding this dust collection system, It seems to work a lot better than what I used before.

Hope this gives you ideas of how you can improve your dust collection on your DW 735 planer.

Comments encouraged and questions welcomed.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

14 comments so far

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 3582 days

#1 posted 06-17-2014 09:23 PM

Now this is a great solution anyone can use for their planer. I’m going to borrow another of your innovative ideas and use it on my PM15 planer instead of using a stick to prop up the hose on the exit side. Thanks for the post.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View Nathan H.'s profile

Nathan H.

76 posts in 2853 days

#2 posted 06-17-2014 09:35 PM

Great job!

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

View English's profile


693 posts in 2767 days

#3 posted 06-17-2014 10:50 PM

Good looking set up! thanks for sharing

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

View Roger's profile


21055 posts in 4094 days

#4 posted 06-17-2014 10:56 PM

Gr8 solution/s. It is amazing with all those engineers that build these tools, seems we have to “fix” em ourselves.. That’s ok tho, cuz they usually work better. Very fine setup

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

27012 posts in 4396 days

#5 posted 06-17-2014 11:10 PM

Super solution! I like the neat pipe holders you made for holding it all in place!! Nice going, Alex!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View CFrye's profile


11376 posts in 3130 days

#6 posted 06-18-2014 01:48 AM

Looks like a great solution, Alex! Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

View Schwieb's profile


1921 posts in 4751 days

#7 posted 06-18-2014 02:45 AM

Nice work Alex. Great solution

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

View Irishmike757's profile


25 posts in 2878 days

#8 posted 06-18-2014 11:47 AM

Thanks for the idea, I have had the same challenges with my planer, you have provided a good solution. M.

View Lanaug's profile


188 posts in 3499 days

#9 posted 06-18-2014 12:33 PM

that is a really ingenious setup. thank you very much for posting. This gives me a lot to think about for my Dewalt which has been a challenge for dust collection.

View NormG's profile


6574 posts in 4294 days

#10 posted 06-19-2014 01:08 AM

What great solution and it completely out of the way

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

View dukeofburl's profile


13 posts in 3224 days

#11 posted 06-19-2014 01:51 PM

Great idea. Very neat job also.

-- dukeofburl

View tyvekboy's profile


2138 posts in 4303 days

#12 posted 06-21-2014 01:53 AM

Thanks to everyone who commented and favorited this project. Hopefully I’ll see similar postings of others who do the same thing for their planer.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

View luv2learn's profile


3147 posts in 3593 days

#13 posted 06-23-2014 02:27 PM

What a great dust collection solution, I will have the try this.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View trevor7428's profile


266 posts in 2251 days

#14 posted 05-03-2017 04:55 AM

That is a great idea. Idk why planer manufacturer (or all woodworking manufacturers) don’t incorporate better dust collection. With my rigid 13” planer. The port sticks out the back and when you connect a hose to it. Any wood exiting from the outfeed table catches on dust collection hose. Similar to your situation.

Worst part is they used a 2 1/2” port.

You would think it is common since, to have the port exit from right or left hand side or at least from the top.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics