Compact DW735 Stand with Passive Chip Collection

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Project by AdrianM posted 01-03-2014 11:04 PM 5646 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am very happy with the way this one turned out.

Almost 98% of chips/dust go into the drawer.

Its also very compact. The plywood card not counting the in out tables or hoses is 26”x26”.

The only thing I had to do was raise the planer on a couple of 2×6’s so that the dust deputy had enough room to breath. My first attempt caused a kind of backlog of air and the dust/chips would start to back up.

I built the cart about 6 months ago and only recently got the new planer. If I built the cart again I would increase the height to fit dust deputy and perhaps a larger drawer so I would have to empty it less often. Perhaps use higher quality plywood.

The dust deputy is mounted to one side so I would have room to pile stock.

If you want to see a video of how well this works (and the inspiration for this) :

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#1 posted 01-04-2014 12:58 AM

Wow. Passive chip collection! Most peoples planers kick out more dust than is shown in the video you cited above when there they have a dust collector going!

Suffice to say, my Delta 22-540 does not do that, nor could do that. You’ve got me looking for a Dewalt 735 on craigslist!

Nice build and an inspiring idea for all of us who are choking on their planer dust!

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 09:54 PM

Took me a while to figure out that the video has the planer on saw horses, not your stand, and that the Dust Deputy was off to the side, dropping into the blue drum, and wasn’t part of your stand. Was this a prototype?

It’s really interesting. Have you had ANY clogs?

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 03:12 AM

the video is not mine. I thought it was a great idea so I built one myself. I have had one clog but not since I raised it up 3 inches. i am new to this planer so i am not sure if it clogs often.

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#4 posted 10-15-2014 07:36 PM

Hi Adrian,
Thank you for posting your tidy stand! I was glad to find it as I’m planning to build one for the same machine.
One question: objectively, do you think the cyclone adds to the design? I ask this because I notice a number of stands for the DW735 on LumberJocks without a cyclone.
I like the idea of cyclones in general, but don’t understand the physics and would prefer to build a cyclone into the stand only if it decidedly enhance performance.
Looking forward to your thoughts.

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