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post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 10:52 AM
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So when I get my DW735X I was planning on running it out on some saw horses I have setup outside. Can I run a 4 inch hose from the planer to a 30 gallan metal trash can with one of those trash can cyclone lids? Will it work to catch the big chips without a DC? I am not sure my DC is big enough to handle a planer.
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These planers vibrate a lot. If you put it on saw horses you will need to find a way to attach it securely. Also keep in mind that these planers weigh 95 pounds, so even though they have handles, they are NOT portable. This, and the fact that I really don't have the shop space for a planer made me want to make my 735 easy to store in as little shop space as possible, and move it outside when I wanted to use it.

You do realize that a 30 gallon container with the cyclone type lid will only hold about 60 % of it's capacity before the cyclone action begins spitting chips out. You can't even come close to filling the barrel before this happens This doesn't leave much room in the container to collect the chips. I could create enough chips to fill it this much in just a couple of passes of 10" wide and 10' long hard wood. You will be dumping it frequently if you go this way, and I'm not certain how effective it will be either. I once had one of those cyclone covers for use with my shop vac. It worked, sort of, but I gave it away long before getting the 735 planer, so I really have no idea how well it will work with the 735. I gave mine away free, and that should tell you something about how much I liked it. But we all seem to have to learn this the hard way. Good luck with it.

For vacuuming my small shop floor and collecting chips from my drill presses and scroll saws I now use a re-purposed whole house vacuum with a Dust Deputy in the line ahead of it. This works great for what I use it for, but I wouldn't think of trying to collect chips from the 735 or even the sawdust from my Unisaw with it. A Super Dust Deputy sitting on a 55 gallon barrel and a good 1 1/2-2 hp dust collector would make a great system that should work well with the 735 though. The fan in the 735 might even be able to feed directly into a Super Dust Deputy without a vacuum set up, if you kept the hoses short. Dust Deputies are fantasticly efficient.

I've used several containers to collect chips from my 735, one being a standard 30 gal metal garbage can, one being a square plastic garbage can about the same size, an industrial plastic waste can (about 60 gal), and my latest, a 55 gallon blue plastic barrel with one end cut out. I can easily fill this latest barrel in about one hour of planning. The others all filled much quicker It's amazing how many chips can build up very quickly when using a planer.

Look around for one of these big barrels. Transmission shops, car wash stations, truck fleet repair shops, etc, all receive oils, waxes, and detergents in these barrels and usually discard them when they are empty. Beg for one and they will likely save the next one for you. Some dish detergent and water sloshed around in them will clean them out quite quickly. Then saw the end out, leaving the lip to allow attaching a coarse fabric filter, connect your hose from the 735, either through a tight fitting hole in the fabric or a port mounted in the side of the barrel near the top and it will make a great chip receptacle that won't fill up every 10-15 minutes. The blue plastic barrel that I have doesn't seem to be affected by Sunlight, so I leave it upside down behind my shop when it's not in use. My DeWalt accessory hose and barrel cover get collapsed to it's shortest length, the fabric gets tucked inside it, and it gets put back into the small cardboard box that it came in, which is then set on top of the planer, which is sitting on it's end on the hand truck like miter saw/planer stand. All together and folded up it all takes up less than 3 square feet of floor space in the corner of my shop.

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That is a good assessment of the DW735, I tried the plastic lid cyclone cover on a 32 gal garbage can and the DW would blow it off before I put fasteners on it. Then hooked up my Craftsman shop vac and it worked OK. But I soon realized that the noise from the planer+ shop vac was too obnoxious. Plus the space taken up by both the shop vac and the garbage can was an unworkable situation, so I installed a permanent DC system.

Charley is correct about clamping down the DW735 before starting, make sure that it can't move, otherwise you are flirting with danger of unknown dimensions.
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I guess you guys are going to make me redo my DC. I like the SDD. I need to find a 2 HP fan unit 220 volt. It also sounds like I need a 55 gal drum. I have a shed made onto the side of my shop where it could be located. There is a long window where I could remove one pane so I could vent outside. There is also a 220 volt plug close which I would want to use.

I need to start making plans for after Christmas to assemble a new DC. Something which will work with my new planer.
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Charley is correct about clamping down the DW735 before starting, make sure that it can't move, otherwise you are flirting with danger of unknown dimensions.
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I hear that and second it - that goes for any tool, clamp it down.

My router table is portable mounted on 3/4 plywood, the same with my miter saw - I always clamp them down - a cardinal rule like unpluging router before touching/changing the bit. The same with saws and blades.

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Are the feet setup to put clamps on them? Do you guys clamp them with a standard C clamp?

The only planers I have ever used in the past were cast iron. They did not move an inch when you used them.
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Are the feet setup to put clamps on them? Do you guys clamp them with a standard C clamp?

The only planers I have ever used in the past were cast iron. They did not move an inch when you used them.
I screwed my DW735 down with 3" long wood screws. But it could be clamped temporarily where the screws go with "C" clamps.
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I dont use the c-clamps to hold down the tools as much now. I use the Irwin quick grip clamps more now, you can see one in the lower right corner of the picture. They are quicker and easier Ė plus they have the rubber grips that donít slip. There are two in the back you cant see. I still use the c-clamps for the feather boards, smaller and dont get in the way.

Making a frame for a map of the world. The groove is for the plywood/cork board. The mortices are for two boards to help support the plywood. I really needed my larger router table I am making to do this project, but Im under a time limit so couldnt finish the table first - its mostly done I need to put the plate in it.
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It's your fault. You made me spend more money. Of course it was dirt cheap. You said my trash can plan would not work with my new planer. I was going to wait until after Christmas. I looked on craigslist and there was a 2 HP dust collector right there. A wood working shop went out of business and this was one of their smaller ones. This is a Cincinnati 2 HP dust collector. I think it has a 13 inch fan. I really wanted US made and not metric. I am going to modify it to use a cyclone unit to capture all the little dust and blow the rest outside. I am thinking the SDD unit but am open to suggestions. It also came with a 55 gal steel drum which I hope will be big enough for my planer. It has a newer Baldor 2 HP 240 volt motor which is a plus in my book.

So I think this will work.
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Really nice grab - really nice. So sure blame us.

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