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Andy,
The Dewalt 735 has a blower in the chip chute and it will fire them a long distance. You may want to get at least a 4" hose and direct into a trash can. The blower is so strong that it inflates my dust collector bags to the point of looking like it is on.
Dave
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DLB wrote:

I purchased the 734. I dont think it has the fancy blower, but I dont know. Sounds cool though!
Andy
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I bought the Dewalt 733 a few years ago. I think the only difference between it and the 734 is that the 734 uses three blades and mine only has two. But having said that, I have tried using my shop vac with my 733 and it is a complete waste of time on boards wider than about shop vac hose width (2 1/4"). The shroud that comes with the machine has the 4" fitting and I had to get a reducer to the shop vac. That reducer clogs in about 3 seconds (or less) and then the chips all go . . .where ever the hell they want. Now I have the additional task of cleaning out the the reducer too.
Wayne
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NoOne N Particular wrote:

Ill be squirreling away pennies for my DC.
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Andy
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"Andy H" wrote:

A push broom, a flat blade shovel, and a couple of 30 gal garbage cans takes care of my 733 very nicely.
Lew
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Lew Hodgett wrote:

width then yes, the shop vac is a COMPLETE waste of time. However, I have found that a garage-blower-outter (aka leaf blower) does a fine and quick job of removing the shavings from my garage. :-) (Or a foxtail, push broom, large dust pan, and 30 gal garbage can does just fine too.)
Wayne
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Mon, Dec 3, 2007, 12:17pm snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com (AndyH) <snip> i dont have a jointer or planer but I dont have much need forthem at this moment. <snip>
You'd be surprised.
JOAT Even Popeye didn't eat his spinach until he had to.
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ONE OF EACH!!
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Andy H wrote:

I would put a good router at the top of the list followed by the dust collector. In my shop the most used tools in order are roughly:
Dust collector (because I use it with everything) Table saw Router Drill press Band saw Jointer Planer
Forrest blades are indeed terrific, but there are some other excellent saw blades which are slightly less costly.
Honestly I wouldn't want to do much woodworking without a pretty full complement of equipment. I don't put many hours on the jointer and planer, but I wouldn't want to try and work without flat and squared stock. I've never seen store bought "S4S" stock which is actually flat and square.
John
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I have a small shop in my garage and I use a shop vac for my dust collection and have adapters to hook up to different tools.I have two routers,one for hand use and a more powerful one for the router table.I like a router that has a soft start feature and variable speed control and both bases for the one I use by hand.The more you use routers the more uses you will find they can do.Buy or make your router table but your fence needs multiple ajustments which are not available on all products for sale.Use a dust collector on your fence,and make a small cabinet for your table and you can put a dust port on it as well.Routers produce a lot of dust but this method greatly reduces the mess.
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