Wife & daughters felt sorry for me and gave me my Christmas present early.
The Dewalt 734 planer. Woodcraft has them for $299. Anyway I never used one
before and never seen one used except on tv. I got it figured out and
started running some boards through it and wow what a mess. (don't have a
dust collector) so I got the bright idea to hook up a metal dryer vent hose
to it and run it into a trash can. A few boards later it the hose and
machine got plugged up and chewed up a board.
I would guess the hose plugging up caused it but if I leave it off the chips
fly everywhere. Any idea's or advice other then buying a dust collection
system? Maybe set a trash can in the chips path and bend a piece of
cardboard to deflect the chips into the can. I do have the dust hood
attached to the machine.
I have a Delta but same experience...you get a ton of chips with even the
smallest cut. DC fills up too fast to deal with so I put a trash can in
front of it to catch 80% then sweep up the rest. These are chips and not
"dust" so find a "kiddy" snow shovel to save your back as you sweep it up.
I have a separator inline with my dc. When I use my dw 733ex it doesn't take
long to fill the 50 gallon drum with nice shavings. I let my neighbors take
all the shavings they want for their gardens and even better...find someone
with rabbits...they make great underlay for catching the "rabbit poop!
BTW..the DW733EX is the export model...uses 240 volts and 50 hz.
Rose Cottage Woodworks
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