DW735 and dust collection

Score one unused DW735 for me, 2nd hand, half price. Woohoo! (BTW, I based my choice on what I read here. Thanks for the advice!)
Now the question: This thing throws chips out the back with impunity. I don't have a dust collector, and I read in the manual that you shouldn't hook up a shop vac to it. Do you think if I hosed up one of those cyclone lids on a garbage can it would catch much? Could I also add a filter bag downline and expect the planer blower to drive the whole system?
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You could use the shop vac through the cyclone lid garbage can thing. Just be aware that you're going to fill the can pretty quickly.
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On Sat, 07 Jul 2007 10:05:15 -0500, Patriarch

I'm afraid he won't fill the can at all with that setup. A shop vac just doesn't generate enough airflow to take the chips away as fast as the planer can produce them.
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The 735 has fan-forced chip ejection (built-in blower).
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Chuck Taylor wrote:

I used the biggest shop vac that Sears has to offer with the DW735, and it seemed to work pretty well - but I made sure to empty the vac and clean its filter before I start each time. But a small shop vac? Forgetaboutit!
Last year a guy posted a story about hooking a hose the the DW735's dust port and putting the other end into a big trash can. The hose got away from him, and coated EVERYTHING in his shop with sawdust in just a few seconds.
When I first got my DW735, I just aimed the dust port out the garage door toward the street. It shot sawdust all the way out to the street, 40 ft away. Only did that once. It took me an hour to vacuum up all that crap.
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Sometimes the best solution is to get the right equipment. If it would be a viable solution, the DW engineers would have probably suggested it. Bought my planer one day, the DC the next.
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IIRC the DW735 has blower onboard to remove the chips from the cutter head, you just have to catch them. Here is an accessory that does that: (Amazon.com product link shortened)83822363&sr=1-2
Though from the picture it should be pretty simple to make your own from some 4" hose/clamps and a trash can lid.
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wrote:

(Amazon.com product link shortened)83822363&sr=1-2
I just got back from Busy Bee Tools and Princess Auto. Busy Bee had the accessory you mention for $C65, which didn't seem like a bad alternative at all. They've got a couple of low end dust collectors I've been eyeballing for awhile; maybe next Christmas something'll happen. Princess Auto is clearing a $100 600CFM dust collector. (The cashier checked their records and it looks like they're selling about one per day, with 12 left.) I hate the idea of buying cheap stuff, but there's a severe limit to my budget, and without doing anything I'll make a big(ger) mess in my basement shop.
At worst I'll make a cyclone lid like Morris Dovey did, and just not hook it up to a shop vac at all. Or maybe add a box where two or three of the sides are furnace filters. I don't know. I'm entering the design phase of my next project so there's no panic just yet.
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Owen Lawrence wrote:

(Amazon.com product link shortened)83822363&sr=1-2
Or exhaust the cyclone outside the shop in a little building built for the purpose out of scrap. The amount of chips and dust laying around the building tell you if your cyclone is stopped up - the more chips the more it is stopped up. Odd how that worked!
Deb
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I've had a 735 for quite a while. It's now hooked up to a 3HP DC with a cyclone emptying into a 55 gallon drum. That said, for most of it's life it emptied into an old Sears shop vac with the burnt out motor removed and filter left in place. The 2 1/2" hose hooked directly from 735 to shop vac intake. It worked real well with the hose tied from the ceiling to keep it out of lumber path. You knew it was full when chips began to blow back onto the planer bed. The 735 really blows chips all by it self. I think I'm still finding chips from that first board I put through without any chip collector on it :)
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