The Dewalt DW735X Planer is a powerful tool designed for thickness planing of wood. It features a 3-knife cutter head and two speed settings for precise and efficient material removal.
- Serious physical injury from cutter blades
- Kickback risk from planer ejecting stock material
- Electrical shock hazard from damaged or frayed power cord
- Eye injury from sawdust or flying debris
- Hearing damage from long-term exposure to planer noise
- Keep hands away from underside of cutterhead carriage, both when feeding in material and when removing material
- Never plane material which is shorter than 12" (305 mm), narrower than 3/4" (19 mm), or wider than 12", (305 mm) or thinner than 1/2" (12.7 mm)
- Stand out of the way of potential kickback, and ensure nobody else is in the kickback path
- Do not change speeds while planing
- Always perform maintenance or adjustments with the machine unplugged
- Use protective equipment: eye protection, ear protection
- Thickness Planer: A woodworking tool used to reduce the thickness of rough lumber, producing smooth, even surfaces.
- Cutter Head: The rotating part of the planer equipped with blades that remove material from the workpiece.
- Kickback: The sudden, forceful backward movement of the workpiece, usually caused by improper feeding or blade contact.
- Turret Stop: Knob on the left side that sets the minimum depth to which the carriage can travel.
The thickness planer is only intended for use on wood.
- Ensure the outfeed is adequately supported for the length of your board.
- Connect the dust collector to the dust ejection port. Turn the dust collector on.
- Set the turret stop to the desired thickness of your wood.
- Place the workpiece on the planare, making sure it lies flat against the tables and cutter head.
- Adjust the planer's depth of cut to be approximately equal to the thickest portion of the wood. Recommend only removing 1/32" per pass.
- Turn on the planer, adjust the speed if desired, and allow the cutter head to reach full speed before feeding the workpiece.
- Feed the workpiece into the planer. Keep your hands away from the cutter head using a push block if necessary.
- Maintain a consistent feed rate to achieve an even surface on the workpiece.
- Flip the board, lower the depth adjustment by 1/32" (half a rotation of the depth adjustment crank), and repeat until desired board thickness is reached.
- Once the entire workpiece has been planed, turn off the planer and dust collector.
Changing Cutter Blades
- Unplug the planer.
- Use attached T-Wrench to remove four top screws, and remove the top.
- Remove 3 wing screws in the dust shroud, and remove the dust shroud.
- Rotate the cutterhead as needed with scrap wood to expose each of the 3 blades. Warning: The exposed blades are very sharp.
- Use the T-Wrench to remove screws for a blade, and use the magnets on the T-Wrench to remove the knife clamp and knife blade.
- Rotate the blade if only one side is worn or damaged. Replace the blade entirely if both side are worn or damaged.
- Reinstall the blade, knife clamp, dust shroud, and top in reverse order of removing them.