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Forum topic by zipmac22 posted 01-01-2019 09:44 PM 728 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2019 09:44 PM

I have a Dewalt 735 planer that I used the first time a week ago and put about two dozen boards (1×6x6) through it. Today I tried to use the planer and it won’t feed any boards. I’m puzzled as to what is causing the planer not to work.

What should I be looking for to get the planer working?

-- Chris, Central Texas

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#1 posted 01-01-2019 09:57 PM :<))))

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#2 posted 01-01-2019 10:03 PM

You may have changed speeds while note running the motor (don’t ask how I know). Change the speed back to either 1 or 2 and try again. Can only change while machine is running.

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#3 posted 01-02-2019 01:27 AM

I have had similar issues with my Delta 22-580. Usually cleaning/waxing the bed and/or cleaning the rollers fixes the issue for me.

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#4 posted 01-02-2019 01:37 AM

Mineral spirits on the rollers. When mine get dirty the machine stops feeding well.

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#5 posted 01-02-2019 01:48 AM

Wax the infeed and outfeed trays as well as the deck under the cutterhead. Repeat every time the feed rate slows.

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#6 posted 01-03-2019 03:13 AM

Thank you all that gave suggestions on why my planer wasn’t feeding. The major culprit was the cold temperature and after warming up the planer and waxing the infeed, outfield, and deck under the rollers and cutterhead. I really appreciate all the knowledge here on

-- Chris, Central Texas

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#7 posted 01-04-2019 02:16 AM

I’m glad you got your planer working. When the same thing happened to my Dewalt 735 planer it turned out to be a broken sprocket. It was an easy fix using the exploded view. The part was $11.

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