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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-04-2019, 08:19 PM
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Rubber connectors for plumbing pipe are very flexible and will stretch and contract a great deal. They come in all sorts of sizes and configurations and I have used several to adapt odd shaped outlets to standard vacuum or dust collector hose. Menard's, Lowe's, and Home Depot all have a large selection. Be sure to get the bare rubber ones, not the ones with the corrugated stainless steel sleeve over them!
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@difalkner love the analogy of blowing sawdust into the next zip code! So true, so true that!
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The first time that I tried out my 735 after bringing it home was without any form of dust collection. It was sitting on my workbench where I had put it after struggling to carry it in. I picked up a 2 X 4 about 3' long, started the 735, and shoved the 2 X 4 into it. The chips didn't go into the next zip code, but they didn't drop much at all and hit the opposite wall of my shop at almost the same height that they had exited the 735. Of course, not every chip made it that far, and they fanned out so the whole other end of the shop needed cleaning.

This was the first, and only, time that I ran the 735 without dust collection capability. It now goes outside with the DeWalt dust collection hose and barrel cover, attached to the top of a 55 gallon plastic barrel. I can fill that barrel in less than an hour of serious planning, and this system works perfectly, as long as the zip cord keeps the barrel cover attached to the barrel. If it doesn't, I usually have to clean chips out of my neighbor's pool.

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I have never had any dust collection issues with my 735. I have used a dust collector on it since I bought; first an original Oneida that moved about 750 cfm and now a newer Oneida with about 900 com. Virtually all the dust is moved into the collector with no build-up inside the planer. I did break the impeller on the ejection fan once but replaced it. With a dust collector that moves 1500 cfm, it's hard to understand why all the chips aren't removed with that high a capacity collector.

It seemed from the posts that, at least some of the problems occurred with planers that have been upgraded with the helix head. While I have always wanted to do that (too expensive given the age of my planer), I have always believed that there is reason Dewalt doesn't offer that as an option on new planers. Maybe it's because the planer just isn't designed to work with that kind of head since the planer was on the market long before helix heads became a "thing" and more easily available.

There would likely be nothing wrong with removing the impeller fan with a larger capacity dust collector, but I have always felt that modifying a tool from the way it was designed creates possible problems because it wasn't designed to work that way.
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