Is your DeWalt 735 planer too loud?

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Forum topic by Jim Finn posted 04-15-2013 10:19 PM 8234 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Finn

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04-15-2013 10:19 PM

I have heard many say that their 735 Planer is very loud. When I bought mine in 2011 I did not think it was too loud but after a while I realized it was the loudest tool in my shop. Yesterday I found a way to quiet it a lot. I put new blades on it. It is now a lot quieter! The difference is amazing.

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 10:23 PM

I didn’t notice any difference when I put new blades on mine. Are you using a different brand of replacement blade?

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 10:27 PM

Yes. Replaced my blades which helped but it’s still the loudest tool in my shop. Right up there with my compressor (oil-less pancake). I just dont do any planing after 10pm.

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#3 posted 04-15-2013 11:05 PM

The helical head planers are considerably quieter, as only an inch (or so) of blade is banging into the board at any one moment. But my traditional planer is loud even when no wood is moving through. If I remember correctly, the belt in mine is a toothed belt, and I think that’s where most of my noise is coming from.

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 11:12 PM

Much of the noise from the Dewalt 735 is from the blower motor that forces chips out the exhaust port. The blades add some additional screaming. I have never tried to disconnect or remove the blower motor, because the dust collection is so good with a standard dust collector.
Has anyone experimented with that?

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#5 posted 04-15-2013 11:31 PM

potable planter?...

too low?

That’s what I hear if I read it out loud. Yeah they are noisy (most universal motors are). Your blade solution will be short-lived but those tiny little cheap ear plugs help a lot. Haven’t seen anybody suggesting a use for the wax they accumulate yet but give it time.

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 11:57 PM

First time I used mine, my wife came running out to the garage because she thought there was a tornado siren going off in our neighborhood.

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#7 posted 04-16-2013 05:21 PM

I put new blades in mine monthly (I surface a lot of wood) and no difference in noise level. It is MUCH louder then my 20” RBI planer.

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#8 posted 04-16-2013 05:23 PM

I haven’t had any noise complaints from the neighbours but I try to keep the garage door closed if I’m using the power tools and I always have my ear protection on. The dust collector is pretty loud as well; I don’t know whether it’s better or worse than the planer.

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#9 posted 04-16-2013 06:20 PM

They have universal motors. Universal motors are LOUD. All small planers have universal motors. All small planers are LOUD

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#10 posted 04-16-2013 06:30 PM

I hate my neighbors and usually do all my power planing after 11pm.

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#11 posted 04-16-2013 07:14 PM

Brandon…do some reading on Hatfields and McCoys. Long-standing feuds start from trivial things. Not saying to avoid it if they are total jack-asses (like one I had a few years ago that screamed at my wife because he could see where we placed the trash cans on our property on pick-up days because he could see them), just choose your battles.

With my ex-neighbor I wanted to erect a fence with a painted image of the “international sign of discontent” facing his property…he wouldn’t see the trash cans and I thought that should make him happy. My wife wouldn’t let me do it.

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Jim Finn

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#12 posted 04-16-2013 09:15 PM

I used DeWalt blades when I replaced them. Still pretty quiet after a few days use.

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#13 posted 04-17-2013 01:26 AM

I notice a marked increase in noise level when my blades get dull.

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#14 posted 04-17-2013 04:48 AM

My Dewalt was ridiculously loud; I’ve heard multiple times that this was in part to its universal motor, however my 5hp planer with an induction motor is almost as loud.

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#15 posted 04-17-2013 07:57 AM

I tested the theory about the blower producing all the noise (when I had a DW735) by disconnecting it. Made no difference. Later, I had a Rockwell/Invicta 13X6 planer (great planer, by the way) with an induction motor. And it was almost as loud as the Dewalt. It’s the blades. Probably worse on the DW because you have 3 blades in a tight radius turning at enormous rpms. Now I have a Jet JJP12-HH with the helical head/carbide cutters, and it’s so quiet that I’m sometimes not sure whether it’s on (with the DC going, of course).

Byrd does make a spiral head for the DW735. I’ve heard it is noticeably quieter (pun accidental).

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