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Forum topic by ronbuhg posted 12-01-2012 09:42 PM 4915 views 1 time favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ronbuhg

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12-01-2012 09:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dewalt dw733 electrical motor planer question

Howdy y’ all !! I have already research all the postings for this particular problem and didn’t find anyone having the same/similar problem I am having…so here goes…The planer works good except for stopping for a half second and then runs…might do this several times or maybe twice… it sounds like the motor stops very quickly and resumes very quickly… Brushes ??? ck’d the blades and they are sharp,infeed/outfeed tables are correct. rollers appear to be working correctly….even though occasionally I have to “help” the board along sometimes very little to no snipe or chatter marks…if any…I can just barely hear the motor completely stop then starts up again..(I’m 85% deaf)...my first impression was the motor stopped because the wood was too thick in the middle or partway….thanks in advance for your help …be safe !!

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#1 posted 12-01-2012 09:46 PM

It could be a slipping belt. You can buy new belts from DeWalt pretty easily. I hear they wear out in the dw733 easily.

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 01:37 AM

Yep, bad belt OR maybe an intermittent power switch.

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 03:28 AM

If you have to push the workpiece through, it is time for new blades. Dull blades on my 735 feel and look just like new blades, but it feeds poorly.
As far as motor cutting out – is it with long planing sessions? If so it could be a thermal overload protector. The motor will work harder with old blades.
Is the planer plugged into a power strip?

Best of luck!

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 07:08 PM

thank you all so much….you came through for me as always !! me and Dad looked and discovered that the belt has never been replaced…belt looks marginal, we ordered belt and a set of brushes just in case….neither has ever been replaced before….we’ll see if that cures it… need it NOW due to making Christmas gifts, “sigh”... but we will make it !!! again thanks a bunch !!!oh and the tip about waxing the infeed/outfeed tables ,excellent tip !!!

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ronbuhg

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 07:10 PM

and yes to pintodeluxe it is plugged into a protected power strip…good or bad ???

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 07:28 PM

Ron, I have the 734, and if you have to help the board along, you should also put a fresh coat of wax on your infeed/outfeed supports, and the table inside under the blades/rollers. My boards were having a horrible time making it through last week, and the other night I threw some turtle wax (I didn’t have any paste wax laying around) on the tables, buffed it off, now they run through like new.

EDIT : Didn’t see anyone post about waxing the tables, but it looks like someone already beat me to it. Good luck.

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 07:34 PM

thanks a bunch !!!!! also I have been waxing my scroll-saw table , duh !!! why didn’t I think to wax the planer tables ??? again DUH !!! LOL !!! I just might go on a waxing frenzy and wax everything in sight !!! well ….not everything of course

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#8 posted 01-03-2013 04:34 PM

Have the parts arrived; did they help?

I thought it was best to run the tools directly from the outlet if at all possible. Some cords have too much resistance and may not be good for the tool’s motor. I suspect the ‘breaker’ in the protected power bar is not rated for continuous tool usage like you’d have with the 733. The intermitent nature sound more like an electrical thing than a mechanical issue.

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#9 posted 01-03-2013 04:59 PM

parts arrived and NO ,it still does it… oh well, we all tried.. Im thinking about changing the electrical hook-up … directly to the wall outlet… its protected by a 30 amp breaker and also the DeWalt has a breaker also…Mark, you may be onto the problem all along, thank you and everybody else !!! will let y’all know the next time we use it… right now very busy doing some scrolling,,,, on a very rare 68’ Z28-RS Camaro for the owner… for you hot-rod nuts out there, it’s #067 of 602… #’s matching and he drives it on the street and at the drag strip. it definitely ain’t no trailer queen !!! he hates trailer queens as much as I do.. still have not learned how to download my latest projects to the computer to post here… “someday” I’ll learn…. LOL !!! thanks again !!

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#10 posted 01-03-2013 08:44 PM

Hey Ron… if’n you need practice with WAXING… I have a ‘93 Honda Accord that sure could use a wax job :-)

Oh and I’d get rid of that power strip. Use a dedicated extension cord, as short as possible and no smaller than 12ga.

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ronbuhg

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#11 posted 01-03-2013 09:39 PM

excellent idea !! and about the waxing you car ???? your too funny !!! LOL !!!

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#12 posted 10-20-2017 05:10 AM



Ron, I have the 734, and if you have to help the board along, you should also put a fresh coat of wax on your infeed/outfeed supports, and the table inside under the blades/rollers. My boards were having a horrible time making it through last week, and the other night I threw some turtle wax (I didn t have any paste wax laying around) on the tables, buffed it off, now they run through like new.

EDIT : Didn t see anyone post about waxing the tables, but it looks like someone already beat me to it. Good luck.

- BinghamtonEd

Turtle wax contains silicone. good luck getting finish to adhere to your work. :)

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#13 posted 10-28-2021 12:00 PM

My Dewalt is a year old and I used it about 15 times. I noticed the brushes had a lot of sparks when starting. I was planing about 1/16” of material off poplar 6” wide and the motor just blew up. I had to get it out of the shop quickly. but it didn’t catch fire. The only Dewalt I ever oned, I won’t make that mistake again. Can anyone recommend a good brand?

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#14 posted 11-06-2021 10:26 PM

I don’t know about Dewalt planners, but most planners have softish infeed and outfeed rollers that need to be cleaned once in a while. I just use a rag moistened with some mineral spirits or paint thinner to wipe as much as you can get to. Then stay clear while you turn the machine on and off quickly to expose the rest of the rollers and repeat until the rag comes away clean. To be clear: DON’T DO THIS WITH THE MACHINE RUNNING!!

-- whm

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#15 posted 11-07-2021 02:26 AM

We have a Dewalt in our park shop in Arizona and it did that. I pulled out the breaker and it was good, then I pulled out one brush and it looked okay. I put it back in and the planer ran okay for about a week. It stopped again and I pulled out that one brush and just put it back in and it ran okay again.

If it does it this season, I’m going to check the brush holder real carefully for a burr or buildup of carbon or burnt dust in there.

Take out your brushes and inspect them and the holders. I’m thinking there is something built up in there and when there is a little bounce to brush, it comes away from the commutator and stops the motor. Thanks for reminding me so I do the same thing when I get there next month.

Cheers, Jim

Nial, l I have a Rigid in my home shop and I love it.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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