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Offline Dan Clark

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DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« on: April 04, 2007, 10:27 AM »
Hi.  Because of the sales and rebates, I've decided to pull the trigger on a Dewalt DW735 planer.   I'll deal with the short blade life issue when it happens, but a portable stand and dust collection are near-term issues.     

For the planer stand, I'd like to build something simple for near term use - with wheels, and folding infeed and outfeed wings.  Any suggestions?  What do you use?

For dust collection, I see several options:
- Let it spray all over the place (Very dusty and messy)
- Get a big DC (Expensive)
- Get the DW735 dust collection attachment (may be OK)
- Get a mini-cyclone, and attach it to my shop vac or CT22 (Good idea?)
- Other?

Suggestions?  What do you use?

I appreciate any feedback.  Thanks and regards,

Dan.

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Offline MarkF

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007, 11:31 AM »
The DW735 has a "Fan Assist" chip ejector.  It works great connected to the small version of these  http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=30282&cat=1,42401 with a short section of 4" hose and the other side connected to a Fein Turbo II.  Oneida and Clearview both have real mini cyclones but they may be overkill for occaisional use of a planer/jointer.

As far as the knife issue...try these: http://www.infinitytools.com/products.asp?dept=1111
I've had mine on for ~2 times the length of the OEMs and they are still doing a great job. 

Offline clintholeman

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2007, 05:06 PM »
What do you use?

I have a 90 degree out of the exhaust to a 10' hose which has a 1 micron bag on the end - held in place with 3 turns of an elastic rope.  I hold the hose level with a roller stand when I need to or just move it out of the way.  Thus far - almost three years, no problems, very little dust - even in winter when I'm working with the shop buttoned up.  Can't get a whole lot cheaper, other than to let it spew...

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007, 05:12 PM »
Clint,

Thanks.   I'm getting the impression that the blower in the DW735 is pretty powerful.  Where did you get your bag?

Thanks,

Dan.

Offline ccmviking

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 09:14 AM »
Dan,

I have that planer on their DW7350 stand awesome unit for holding and moving the tool around (It's a pretty heavy unit if you plan on lugging it around).  Add a couple of those rigid flip stands for infeed and outfeed and you're set!  The first set of knives the unit came with didn't seem to last long, but the replacements have done well for me.  I read somewhere that there were 2 different grades of knives (thick and thin?) because of the short life of the initial ones.  It's probably not the best planer you can get, but it's sure worth the money I spent for how I use it.  It is a little loud and yes that blower will throw the chips out of the unit pretty good.
Chris...     

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 10:00 AM »
Chris,

Thanks.  There will be NO lugging around.  My goal is to get a decent stand that is movable and can be parked against a wall when not in use.   I thought about the metal stand, but I'm leaning towards building a simple one. 

When you say "rigid flip stands", are you referring to the Dewalt optional infeed/outfeed tables or something else?  I'm probably going to get the Dewalt infeed/outfeed tables and then add a roll stand for infeed and maybe outfeed.

Thanks,

Dan.

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 04:33 PM »
About thirty minutes before I went to work, I got a wild hair and said, "I wonder if I can get my new DW735 set up and try it out in 30 minutes?!?".   Lifting that 90lb beast up on to a table was less hassle than I thought.  It only took about 15 minutes to set it up, figure out the controls, and fire it up for the first time.   

Then I ran a old 1' 2X4 through it.  VERY nice finish!  I was surprised at how smooth it was.  No problems working with it. Well, one problem...

I definitely have to figure out some way to handle the sawdust.   It went everywhere!   

All in all, I'm VERY happy with it.   Many thanks for the great feedback.

Regards,

Dan.

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2007, 05:38 PM »
Dan,
I have the whole DW735 setup, with the stand.  I like it, as this is a heavy planer and I would not want to be lugging it around.  The stand moves easily about my shop.  I also have the infeed/outfeed tables.

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I definitely have to figure out some way to handle the sawdust.   It went everywhere!   
I have the dust hose/bag hooked up to my DW735.  Now, don't expect collection like we get with our Festool tools, but it does get the shavings at least into a more confined area.

By the way, I have attached a photo of just one pile of shavings created with my DW735 recently, as I ran several boardfeet of maple for my new kitchen counter top.  This is only about 1/4 of the total produced (you can see the three plastic bags in the background which are also full of shavings, and a couple more bags were disposed of before I took the photo).

Matthew
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Offline Dan Clark

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2007, 06:33 PM »
Matthew,

Do you use Infeed or Outfeed roller stands too?  In this context I mean separate stands with rollers on top that are not attached to the planer or planer stand? 

Regarding the sawdust, that's some pile!   Is what you get before or after you empty the Dewalt dust bag?  I hope that is after.  If before, then a lot of dust escaping that bag!

Thanks,

Dan.



Offline ccmviking

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2007, 11:51 PM »
The following link is the stand that I'm referring to.  Please do yourself a favor and stay away from the roller stands.  I've banged my shins and feet up way too much trying to catch lumber as the stands are falling over (if your lumber drops at all and doesn't land on top of a roller stand it just pushes it over or out of the way, not good).  This stand is very stable and becuase it tilts and will catch your lumber as it's slightly sagging and will right itself and become a good support.  Very easy to setup...   They are available online or you should be able to get them at your local home creepo store.  You can read about these stands in a lot of forums... one of those things that I wish I had invented...

http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/ToolGuide/ToolGuideProduct.aspx?id=5540

Chris...

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2007, 10:00 AM »
This is only about 1/4 of the total produced (you can see the three plastic bags in the background which are also full of shavings, and a couple more bags were disposed of before I took the photo).

Matthew

Looks like you could use a band saw Matthew  ;)

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2007, 10:01 AM »
Thanks.   I'm thinking about this stand (ShopNotes  Vol 16, Issue 91):
http://www.woodworkingonline.com/2006/12/13/coming-up-in-shopnotes-91/#more-436
http://www.woodworkingonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/Planer%20Stand.jpg

It doesn't look too difficult to build, especially if I use a Domino.    What do you think?

That said, it's probably way more efficient to just the get the Dewalt rollaround stand and infeed/outfeed tables, and maybe a Ridgid support stand or two.   Decisions, decisions...

Regards,

Dan.

Offline ccmviking

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2007, 11:48 AM »
Dan,

It looks like a nice unit but kinda hard to picture planing down a 12'-16' piece of lumber with it.  If money isn't an issue it's probably better to just buy the planer stand and supports... hey you can always build some storage into the dewalt stand... it has a shelf so you can make a pull out drawer and mount some tool storage bins on the side.

Chris...

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2007, 12:51 PM »
Chris,

It's interesting how "great" minds think alike!  ;)   About 30 minutes after I posted this, I decided that I just don't have the time right now to build a stand or design a better dust collection system.   So I bought the Dewalt stand, infeed/outfeed tables, and trash can dust collection accessory on Amazon.   It should be here in about 10 days.

If I can find one, I think I'll get the Ridgid support stand.  I hope they have them at Home Despot.

Many thanks to you and everyone else that gave me great feedback!

Regards,

Dan.

Offline TahoeTwoBears

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2007, 09:26 AM »
Dan,

Were you ever able to find the Ridgid stands?

Mike

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2007, 09:56 AM »
Mike,

I bought two of them at Home Despot.   They were in the tool storage area (tool bags and boxes), not the tool area.   One of the first two that I got was defective, so I had it replaced the next day.   If you buy one, check the cotter pin to make sure that it works properly - slides in and out, and locks correctly.

Once I had two good ones, they worked perfectly  I've used them for supporting longer boards laying on my MFT and as infeed/outfeed tables for longer material with my DW735.    They are worth every penny of the minimal amount that they cost.

Unfortunately there's one issue - HD employees.   I asked several.  They had no clue; they swore up and down that they didn't carry the Ridgid stands.   After hunting around about five aisles, I finally found them.   I walked back to the worst of the clowns, held it in front of him, and said "Here's what they look like!!!"  (Yes, I was more than a little PO'd at the time.)

Regards,

Dan.

Offline TahoeTwoBears

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2007, 10:15 AM »
Dan,

Thanks for the tip on the cotter pin. MY HD is about 40 miles, so it's not fun to make a return trip. I'll be down that way on Friday so hope to find them then. Did you ever figure out the dust thing from your 735. I'm still fiddling with that issue....

Mike

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: DW735 Planer Stand and Dust Collection?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2007, 11:21 AM »
Mike,

...Unfortunately there's one issue - HD employees....Dan.

At least you found some!
Last time I visited the Despot there was no employee east of aisle 4 in a store with at least a dozen aisles. I wanted a piece of MDF cut in two and even after getting "customer service" to page a worker nobody came. My protest was to leave the sheet fully positioned on the panel saw.