Help!! Dewalt 735 planer out of alignment

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Forum topic by forgottenoak posted 02-13-2015 05:05 PM 2062 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-13-2015 05:05 PM

I hope you guys can help! My 735 planer is off level and I read a post on here that advises to remove the four bolts underneath the base in order to rotate the posts. My problem is I tried loosening the bolts with an allen key, but I can’t get them to budge. I even tried using a hammer and vice grip to get better leverage.

Are the bolts supposed to be this tight?
Has anyone else had a problem loosening these bolts?
Is there another tool I should be using to make it easier?


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#1 posted 02-13-2015 05:16 PM

Tell us more about the problem you are having. Is the planer cutting tapered boards? Is the taper side-to-side (across the width of the board). It sounds like you are on the right track adjusting the screw posts. Sometimes one screw post is loose, but it doesn’t sound like that is the case with your machine.
Try using an impact wrench fitted with an allen key. If you don’t have an impact wrench, use a socket wrench for better leverage.

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 05:20 PM

Yeah the planer height is higher on one side vs the other from side to side. I tried an impact drill but that didn’t work. The socket wrench is a good idea. I’ll try that when I get home if I have the right adapter.

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#3 posted 02-13-2015 10:38 PM

I have an Impact driver but not an impact wrench. Do you think the impact wrench will be much difference?

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#4 posted 02-13-2015 11:50 PM

This is not about loosing the bolts but may have some useful info for you. You may have already read.

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#5 posted 02-14-2015 01:59 AM

A 735 is not a jointer. A 735 is a planer and has nothing to do with lining up one table to another. If you do have a DW735 and keep turning and beating with a hammer, you’re going to have a $650 door weight. If I had problems with my 735 I would take it to someone that knows what they’re doing.

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#6 posted 02-14-2015 02:11 AM

If it doesn’t come off with an impact it’s not good.

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#7 posted 02-14-2015 03:39 AM

ok so I bought a ridgid impact wrench, but that only got one of the bolts loose. i connected the 6mm hex key to my socket wrench and hit with a hammer and it finally worked! I’m happy to say all 4 planer posts are back in alignment. Thanks pintodeluxe, your solution worked!
Whyme, that post is where I originally figured out how to fix my problem.

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