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Project by Pablo55 posted 01-19-2021 02:09 PM 925 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After scouring the Internet and getting ideas from different sources, I finally managed to complete the independent chip collection system for my DW735.
I have been a member for several years and never posted anything but thanks to all the posts here (and elsewhere on the WWW), I was able to complete my project so thought it only fair to return the “favor”, share it and hopefully someone will benefit.
Comments always appreciated. Cheers.

-- Pablo, Conroe, TX





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Rich1955

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#1 posted 01-19-2021 02:23 PM

I just purchased the DW735 last week and looking forward to using it on my next project. I hooked mine up to my dust collector and seems to work fine, but I will keep this in mind if there are and problems. Thanks.

-- Rich

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 01-19-2021 07:02 PM

Nice build.

The initial 735’s were available with a hose to bag set up to forgo having to use a vac with them, and just operate off of the 735’s blower exhaust. I have always used that feature, and it served me well.

Evidently it requires being able to follow the flow of debris coming into the exhaust chute, and a direction downward like you chose is the right way to make it work. Those trying to push dust, and chips uphill forced DeWalt to pull it from the product line.

-- Think safe, be safe

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woodchuckerNJ

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#3 posted 01-20-2021 03:04 PM



Nice build.

The initial 735 s were available with a hose to bag set up to forgo having to use a vac with them, and just operate off of the 735 s blower exhaust. I have always used that feature, and it served me well.

Evidently it requires being able to follow the flow of debris coming into the exhaust chute, and a direction downward like you chose is the right way to make it work. Those trying to push dust, and chips uphill forced DeWalt to pull it from the product line.

- therealSteveN

you would think woodworkers would have enough common sense to understand gravity. But having seen some projects I realize that is not necessarily true.

I have an older I believe 733, I found sometimes the chips wouldn’t clear from a vac attach, so I went to a DC.
There are times the chips that didn’t clear were denting the wood by embedding in the rollers. So I found it important to clear ALL the chips.

-- Jeff NJ

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Bstrom

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#4 posted 01-23-2021 01:53 AM

In view of the voluminous shavings coming out of the planer, I just let ‘em fly and usually fill a garbage each time, making collection a moot point. I keep my compressor hose handy to clear the collected shavings on the machine to keep cutting action clean. Messy, I know but I get the work done…

-- Bstrom

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Pablo55

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#5 posted 01-28-2021 11:29 AM

Hi all,
Thanks for all the comments, information etc.
Unfortunately, since the first trial run and posting the project, it appears my system is flawed and not working as expected. It leaks. I don’t know why it did not leak from the get go but the other day, I ran some red cedar through it and there was dust all over the floor.
I thought the air filter was plugged and changed it but that did not help. I tried adding some weather stripping to seal the cover and replaced the pleated AC filter with a hogs hair filter but, no success.
I plan on replacing the container with a weathertight container and will let you know how that goes.
Apologies…........
Rich 1955,
I used to have my planer connected to my DC and it worked very well, but my idea was to be able to position the planer anywhere and only be limited by the power supply.

-- Pablo, Conroe, TX

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