Dewalt planer dust collection cabinet

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Project by SawdustJunction posted 05-07-2019 09:53 PM 1441 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s not always convenient to hook a large dust collection unit to all my tools. So, I built this cabinet after looking around on the web. Two drawers with a separating baffle in between make lighter weight emptying. It will require a little more work, as the chip ejection fan on this planer is so strong that it blows the drawers open just a little, allowing some sawdust to blow out.

I think I’ll try cutting a 4or 5 inch hole in the front and use a filter to ease the pressure without losing the sawdust.

Anyone been through this? If you have, advice is appreciated.

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#1 posted 05-07-2019 11:31 PM

Just make sure to check it once in a while. With a bend in the hose sometimes a 735 will back up. For keeping doors closed on shop furniture, you need nothing more than.

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#2 posted 05-09-2019 06:22 PM

Thanks therealSteveN. I had considered a barrel bolt but haven’t done anything yet. As far as kinks, I plumbed it with pvc so I shouldn’t have to worry about that. I will update as soon as I fix this issue one way or another. I was surprised at the force this fan has. I thought the smaller drawer would be emptied very little because of the baffle design, but am seeing quite a bit of chips in that side as well. I think it will work out very nicely either way. Thanks again.

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