My DW735 isn't that old but recently the feed rollers have
started slipping. The rollers are definitely turning as the stock
come out with black rubber marks where the rollers have spun
over the stock.
I'm not planing more than the recommended amount. Infact,
the rollers slip when I've been planing as little as 1/32 from
a 4 in piece of stock.
Does anyone know what might be the problem? Could this
jsut be dirty rollers? If so, what's best to use to clean them?
I've had this with heavier stock in my DW733. I blow it out then wipe them
down with just a damp rag and it cures it for a while. I've thought about
spraying belt dressing on them to make them more tacky.
I find that I have to wipe down the rollers with a dap rag (just water)
after a hour or two of SOLID operation. As others have mentioned, wax the
bed while you're at it.
Works like a charm (at least on the 733).
On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 05:25:14 +0000, Dave Rathnow wrote:
Would cleaning the rubber rollers with isopropyl alcohol help? I use this
as a degreaser. I'm wondering if roughing up the surface a bit with
sandpaper might help. Seems as though the rollers are getting polished.
I use denatured alcohol to clean the rollers on my 733 and like the others,
wax the bed.
Remove plug from outlet. Raise the rollers all the way up so you can get a
rag (damp with alcohol) on each roller and wipe the length of it. Be
careful, those knives are sharp. This will clean about 1/4 of the
circumference of the rollers. Remove hand and rag, plug in, power on to
rotate the rollers (1 second shot) power off, remove plug, wipe rollers,
repeat sequence until clean.
Note that I clearly said to remove the power plug so there is no accidental
power on while your hand is near those blades. You can do what you want but
if you come back using "Fingerless" instead of "C" for a name - we'll know
I have been having the same problem, I replaced a 733 with the 735,
never had the problem on the 733 (and never waxed or cleaned beyond
compressed air), but it started happening on the first 1/2 dozen boards
with the 735. I saw a comment on another site that it is due to dulling
blades. I don't see that mentioned here, anyone care to comment? I'm
going to try the wax & cleaning with mineral spirits & see what
Thanks for having you comments up here find.
This happened to mine as well. I raised the cutterhead assembly all
the way up and used some compressed air to get most of it out. To get
what was left I used a small brush. There was quite a bit of small
dust and chips stuck to the rollers. After that I put some more wax on
the table and it seems okay now.
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