DeWalt 13" planer

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Forum topic by Stanley Coker posted 03-07-2017 12:21 AM 910 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Stanley Coker

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03-07-2017 12:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planer question

Hi all, just wanted to know if anyone else has had the problem that I have with my DeWalt DW735 planer. The power switch burned out a while back and I finally took it to my work and the electrician put another switch on the planer. I finally got it back in my shop to do some planing, when I turn the handle to raise and lower the cutter head, it is all I can do to turn the handle. I took the cover off and cleaned out all the wood chips around the chain that goes around all the four corner post and check everything I could think of, but it still is very hard to turn. It is like something is in a bind, but I can find nothing. I have a Ridgid planer that I can use but would really like to use the DeWalt.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#1 posted 03-07-2017 12:51 AM

Not to insult your intelligence, but only because I have done this, is the lock bar down?

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#2 posted 03-07-2017 02:01 AM

No lock bar on the 735 (like there is on the 733 and 734). Might want to check the depth stop wheel to see if it is set thick (and you’re trying to lower) or if it may have gotten hung up on the stop bolt inside.

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#3 posted 03-07-2017 02:08 AM

I think it has an automatic cutterhead lock.

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#4 posted 03-07-2017 06:26 AM

Piece of wood on the table ?

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#5 posted 03-07-2017 12:10 PM

Take the cover off again,also the dust shroud and look close at the sprockets the chain goes around.
If very fine sawdust is cacked just under the chain,look close at the left rear sprocket.If this is the problem
the dust shroud is leaking. Replace the rubber striping under the shroud with 3/8 X 1/4 weather striping.

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