How to Replace the Blades on a Hand-Held Planer
For a planer to do its job, you need to make sure the blades are as sharp as can be. This article will walk you through the steps needed to change your Planer blades so you always get the best perform...
Can anyone tell me what the problem may be. This is a brand new planer (month old). was start cutting 1x6 stk cedar and maybe I will say after 10 pieces the material does not feed properly sometimes that I have to help it. The rollers are turning so I don't think it is the belt. some other times it ripped off pieces of the material. Now in the 200 pieces up the material is not smooth as the first pieces. Thanks
I had this problem too. What I did was loosen the set screws on one side just enough so the gear would slip as I turned the threaded shaft on that side until both sided evened out. Then tighten the set screws. May take a couple of attempts to get it bang on.
Trying to troubleshoot a dw734. The material does not feed properly.Sometimes it feeds by itself, most times I have to help it. The rollers are turning so I don't think it is the belt. Can anyone tell me what the problem may be. Thanks
A few things could cause this. Most common would be worn or dirty feed rollers. The rollers will wear down over time and no longer make solid contact with the workpiece. The rollers can get covered with sap, pitch or even woodworking glue. This makes the rollers hard and slippery.
Very dull planer knives can cause enough resistance to cause the rollers to slip, especially if your machine also has one of the other roller issues.
There are two gears that are in the roller drive system. They are items #136 and 130 on the parts diagram. They could be worn and slipping under load.
I hope this helps you get to the bottom of the problem,
Reply: DW734 Planer Problem
Thanks for your help Utah AV. I will try your suggustions to see if that is the problem. Thanks again.
I have four screws that I cannot remove to change the blades in my planer. The hex key is worn down and will not grip the screws. They may have been over-tightened. Is there a good way to remove these screws and should the screws be lubricated someway to make them easier to remove?
My DeWalt planer motor will run, but the blade will not turn. The rollers work, but the blade won't turn. It was making a popping sound, like it was skipping or something. Then the blade quit turning. Please help. Thank You
The belt is a pretty easy repair. Start by removing the side cover on the belt side. Remove what is left of the belt. Installing the new belt is a little tricky because the belt fits very tightly. Try soaking the belt in hot water before you install it. By heating the belt up it will be much more pliable which will make installation much easier. The new belt is part #429962-08.