I have a new Dewalt dw735 portable planner that replaced a delta 22-560.
Problem is every time I run a board threw and I touch the dust collector
hoses (wire reinforced urethane) or the folding tables I get a shock. The
dust collector is a 1.5 grizzly with a metal trash can separator and the
pipes are spiral galvanized steel. I called Dewalt but they had never heard
of this happening before (but then they never hear of anything).Have any of
you guys run into this?
I have the same planer with the same static buildup. None of my
other tools have the problem but the dust collector hose
connected to that planer will put a charge into you. I've
touched 110v wires that shocked me less. My solution is to not
touch the hose.
On Jan 11, 4:29 pm, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
Yep, static. The trash separator is breaking the circuit somewhere so
it can't dissipate. Run a bare copper wire from the planer to the
trash can and one from the can to the exit pipe so the path is
complete. I could light a cigarette off the sparks I got from my 15"
griz planer attached to my 3hp DC. I use flexible plastic pipe and
ridgid PVC. My pvc has aluminum tape along it's length and I use some
bare copper wire to wrap from the tape around the flex pipe and
attached to the machine.
Sounds like static... I solved my problem by wrapping a wire around the
output hose and stripping an end and attaching it to the base of the
planer. Sounds like you've already got a wire wrapped around your hose,
maybe you should attach it to a good ground point.
Absolutely. I have a 735 also, and if the dust collection hose isn't grounded, I
get hellacious painful
static shocks from it. I'm sure that's all you're experiencing. I concur with
the advice you've received
from several other people to ground the reinforcing wire in the hose.
On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:29:03 -0500, " email@example.com"
If they don't know about static with dust collection (all those moving
dust particles in the hose) then they don't know much about the
equipment they sell. You'd think their knowledge database would help
with this, but hah! it depends on what search terms they type in.
Whoever Len talked to at DeWalt should be reported and then fired. No one
should be that ignorant of the possible facts to check out. Also the OP has
been told how to handle the situation.
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