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Posted on How to tell when planer blades dull? DW734 keeps overheating

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#1 posted 05-04-2017 04:24 PM



I’d recommend contacting DeWalt. That s a quality planer. Much nicer than my DW733, so it shouldn t do a thermal shutdown like that in normal conditions.

- RichTaylor

The only significant differences between the DW733 & DW734 are the three knife cutter head on the 734 and the paint, the motor and virtually everything else is identical.

I’ve driven my 734 pretty hard even after the knifes are quite dull and only caused it to kick off once. I would check your voltage at the plug while under load, if it’s dropping too low it will draw enough amperage to heat the motor faster than it can cool itself causing it to trip the overload.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me


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