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Posted on Dewalt 734 Planer - Roller Stops

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 10-28-2017 02:15 AM

I have seen quite a few people report that the drive gear is a weak point on those machines, as they only have a small ‘tab’ that engages the keyway to keep them from free spinning… and those have a tendency to break off, rendering them useless. I’m willing to bet that if you open up the machine, that is what you will find. Here is what the gear looks like:

Some people have opined that it is a good thing, as the tab will break off in the event of a jam or other situation where other more important parts can become damaged instead. They also suggest ordering more than one when you do replace the broken one, so you have one or more spares on hand for the next time. I just consider it a bad design. YMMV.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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