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1-800-4-DeWALT
Instruction Manual
Guide D’utilisation
Manual de instrucciones
DW735
13" (325 mm) Heavy-Duty Portable Thickness Planer
Raboteuse portative à service intensif 325 mm (13 po)
Cepilladora Portátil para Trabajo Pesado de 325 mm (13")
final page size: 8.5 x 5.5 in
ENGLISH
English (original instructions) 1
Français (traduction de la notice d’instructions originale) 15
Español (traducido de las instrucciones originales) 30
ENGLISH
1
English (original instructions)
Definitions: Safety Alert Symbols and Words
This instruction manual uses the following safety alert symbols and words to alert you to hazardous situations and your risk
of personal injury or property damage.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or seriousinjury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or seriousinjury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderateinjury.
(Used without word) Indicates a safety related message.
NOTICE: Indicates a practice not related to personal injury which, if not avoided, may result in propertydamage.
WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or
seriousinjury.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, read the
instructionmanual.
If you have any questions or comments about this or
any
DeWALT
tool, call us toll free at:
1-800-4-
DeWALT
(1-800-433-9258).
1
Planer
2
Side carrying handles
3
Base handles
4
Bench mounting holes
5
Crank handle
6
On/off switch
Fig. A
1
2
5
4
4
3
6
ENGLISH
2
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING: Read all safety warnings,
instructions, illustrations and specifications
provided with this power tool. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in electric shock,
fire and/or seriousinjury.
SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-
operated (corded) powertool.
General Safety Instructions
1 . KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
2 . REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form
habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting wrenches
are removed from tool before turning it on.
3 . KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches
invite injuries.
4 . DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don’t
use power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them
to rain. Keep work area well lighted. Always operate tool
in a well-ventilated area free of combustible materials,
gasoline or solvent vapors. If sparks come in contact
with flammable vapors, they may ignite, causing fire
orexplosion.
5 . KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors should be kept safe
distance from work area.
6 . MAKE WORKSHOP KID PROOF with padlocks, master
switches, or by removing starter keys.
7 . DON’T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it was designed.
8 . USE RIGHT TOOL. Don’t force tool or attachment to do a
job for which it was not designed.
9 . USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your
extension cord is in good condition. When using an
extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry
the current your product will draw. An undersized cord
will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in overheating
and loss of power. The Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
table shows the correct size to use depending on cord
length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the
next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the
heavier the cord. When operating a power tool outside,
use an outdoor extension cord marked “W-A” or “W.
These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk
of electric shock.
10 . WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear loose clothing,
gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry which
may get caught in moving parts. Nonslip footwear is
recommended. Wear protective hair covering to contain
long hair. Air vents often cover moving parts and should
also be avoided.
11 . ALWAYS USE SAFETY GLASSES. Also use face or
dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. Everyday
eyeglasses only have impact resistant lenses, they are not
safetyglasses.
12 . SECURE WORK. Use of clamps or a vise to hold work
when practical. It’s safer than using your hands and it
frees both hands to operate tool.
13 . DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times.
14 . MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and
clean for best and safest performance. Follow instructions
for lubricating and changing accessories.
15 . DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing; when changing
accessories, such as blades, bits, cutters, and the like.
16 . REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Make sure switch is in off position before plugging in.
17 . USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the
instruction manual for recommended accessories. The use
of improper accessories may cause risk of injury to persons.
18 . NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could
occur if the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is
unintentionallycontacted.
19 . CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool,
a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully
checked to determine that it will operate properly and
perform its intended function—check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should
be properly repaired or replaced.
20 . DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into planer according to
direction of feed arrows on top of the unit.
21 . NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED.
TURN POWER OFF. Don’t leave tool until it comes to a
completestop.
Safety Rules for Surface Planers
WARNING: Failure to follow these rules may
result in serious personalinjury.
1 . Do not operate this machine until it is completely
assembled and installed according to the
instructions. A machine incorrectly assembled can cause
seriousinjury.
2 . Obtain advice from your supervisor, instructor, or
another qualified person if you are not thoroughly
familiar with the operation of this machine.
Knowledge issafety.
3 . Follow all wiring codes and recommended electrical
connections to prevent shock orelectrocution.
4 . Keep knives sharp and free from rust and pitch. Dull
or rusted knives work harder and can causekickback.
5 . Never turn the machine "ON" before clearing the
table of all objects (tools, scraps of wood, etc.). Flying
debris can cause seriousinjury.
6 . Never turn the machine "ON" with the workpiece
contacting the cutterhead. Kickback canoccur.
7 . Secure the machine to a supporting surface to
prevent the machine from sliding, walking or
tippingover.
8 . Be sure that the cutter knives are mounted as
described in the instruction manual and check that
ENGLISH
3
Additional Safety Information
WARNING: Never modify the power tool or any part
of it. Damage or personal injury couldresult.
WARNING: ALWAYS use safety glasses. Everyday
eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses. Also use face or
dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR
CERTIFIED SAFETYEQUIPMENT:
ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3),
ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection,
NIOSH/OSHA/MSHA respiratoryprotection.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
chemicalsare:
lead from lead-based paints,
crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other
masonry products, and
arsenic and chromium from chemically-
treatedlumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how
often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to
these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with
approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopicparticles.
all bolts are firmly tightened before connecting unit
to powersource.
9 . Avoid awkward operations and hand positions. A
sudden slip could cause a hand to move into theknives.
10 . Keep arms, hands, and fingers away from the
cutterhead, the chip exhaust opening, and the feed
rollers to prevent severecuts.
11 . Never reach into the cutterhead area while the
machine is running. Your hands can be drawn into
theknives.
12 . Do not stand in line with the workpiece. Kickback can
causeinjury.
13 . Allow the cutterhead to reach full speed before
feeding a workpiece. Changing speeds while planing
can causekickback.
14 . When planing bowed stock, place the concave (cup
down) side of the stock on the table and cut with the
grain to preventkickback.
15 . Do not feed a workpiece that is warped, contains
knots, or is embedded with foreign objects (nails,
staples, etc.). Kickback canoccur.
16 . Do not feed a short, thin, or narrow workpiece into
the machine. Your hands can be drawn into the
knives and/or the workpiece can be thrown at high
speeds. See the Operation section of this instruction
manual fordetails.
17 . Do not feed a workpiece into the outfeed end of
the machine. The workpiece will be thrown out of the
opposite side at highspeeds.
18 . Remove shavings only with the power "OFF" and the
cutterhead stopped to prevent seriousinjury.
19 . Properly support long or wide work pieces. Loss of
control of the workpiece can cause seriousinjury.
20 . Never perform layout, assembly or set-up work on
the table/work area when the machine is running.
Serious injury willresult.
21 . Turn the machine "OFF", disconnect it from the
power source, and clean the table/work area before
leaving the machine. Lock the switch in the "OFF"
position to prevent unauthorized use. Someone else
might accidentally start the machine and cause injury to
themselves orothers.
22 . Additional information regarding the safe and
proper operation of power tools (i.e. a safety
video) is available from the Power Tool Institute,
1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2851
(www.powertoolinstitute.com). Information is also
available from the National Safety Council, 1121 Spring
Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-3201. Please refer to the
American National Standards Institute ANSI 01.1 Safety
Requirements for Woodworking Machines and the U.S.
Department of LaborRegulations.
Supplemental Safety Rules for Planers
To avoid injury, never rotate the cutterhead directly with
yourhands.
Keep hands away from the underside of the
cutterheadcarriage.
Never clear clogs, make cutter knife replacement, or any
other repairs/adjustments with unit pluggedin.
Make certain that the switch is in the "OFF" position
before connecting plug to a powersource.
Stay alert—never operate the unit when tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol, ormedication.
Do not use in dangerous environments. Do not use near
flammable substances, in damp or wet locations, or
expose torain.
Never plane material which is shorter than 12" (304.8mm)
narrower than 3/4" (19.05 mm), or wider than 12"
(304.8mm) or thinner than 1/2" (12.7 mm).
Exhaust chute: remove shavings with brush or vacuum
after power has been shut off and cutterhead has
stopped rotating.
Always locate planer with proper clearance on the outfeed
side of the unit to prevent pinching or binding of the
workpiece against anyobstacle.
Maintain the proper relationships of infeed and outfeed
table surfaces and cutterhead knifepath.
Lock the speed setting securely before feeding the
workpiece through the machine. Changing speeds while
planing can causekickback.
ENGLISH
4
Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power
sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities. Wear protective clothing and
wash exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing
dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may
promote absorption of harmfulchemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/
or disperse dust, which may cause serious and
permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use
NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection
appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles
away from face andbody.
WARNING: Always wear proper personal hearing
protection that conforms to ANSI S12.6 (S3.19)
during use. Under some conditions and duration
of use, noise from this product may contribute to
hearingloss.
Power Connections
A separate electrical circuit should be used for your
machines. This circuit should not be less than #12 wire
and should be protected with a 20 Amp time lag fuse.
NOTE: Time delay fuses should be marked “D” in Canada
and “T” in the US. If an extension cord is used, use only
3-wire extension cords which have 3-prong grounding
type plugs and matching receptacle which will accept the
machine’s plug. Before connecting the machine to the
power line, make sure the switch (or switches) is in the
"OFF" position and be sure that the electric current is of the
same characteristics as indicated on the machine. All line
connections should make good contact. Running on low
voltage will damage themachine.
DANGER: Do not expose the machine to rain or
operate the machine in damp locations.
MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS
Your machine is wired for 120 Volts, 60 HZ alternating
current. Before connecting the machine to the power
source, make sure the switch is in the "OFF" position.
Grounding Instructions
DANGER: This machine must be grounded while in
use to protect the operator from electricshock.
1 . All grounded, cord-connected machines:
ʵ In the event of a malfunction or breakdown,
grounding provides a path of least resistance for
electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This
machine is equipped with an electric cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding
plug. The plug must be plugged into a matching
outlet that is properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes andordinances.
ʵ Do not modify the plug provided - if it will not fit
the outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a
qualifiedelectrician.
ʵ Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in risk of electric shock. The
conductor with insulation having an outer surface
that is green with or without yellow stripes is the
equipment-grounding conductor. If repair or
replacement of the electric cord or plug is necessary,
do not connect the equipment-grounding conductor
to a liveterminal.
ʵ Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel
if the grounding instructions are not completely
understood, or if in doubt as to whether the machine
is properlygrounded.
ʵ Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
grounding type plugs and matching 3-conductor
receptacles that accept the machine’splug.
ʵ Repair or replace damaged or worn cordimmediately.
2 . Grounded, cord-connected machines intended for use on
a supply circuit having a nominal rating less than
150 Volts:
ʵ This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an
outlet that looks like the one illustrated in Fig. B. The
tool has a grounding plug that looks like the plug
illustrated in Fig. B. A temporary adapter, which looks
like the adapter illustrated in Fig. C, may be used to
connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown in
Fig B if a properly grounded outlet is not available.
The temporary adapter should be used only until
a properly grounded outlet can be installed by a
qualified electrician. The green-colored rigid ear, lug,
and the like, extending from the adapter must be
connected to a permanent ground such as a properly
grounded outletbox.
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
CURRENT
CARRYING
PRONGS
GROUNDING BLADE
IS LONGEST OF THE 3 BLADES
Fig. B
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
GROUNDING MEANS
ADAPTER
Fig. C
NOTE: In Canada, the use of a temporary adapter is not
permitted by the Canadian ElectricCode.
DANGER: In all cases, make certain that the
receptacle in question is properly grounded. If you
are not sure, have a qualified electrician check
thereceptacle.

Dewalt DW735 13″ Thickness Planer (Type 12) Instruction Manual Text

Instruction Manual

DW735
13" (325 mm) Heavy-Duty Portable Thickness Planer


If you have questions or comments, contact us.


1-800-4-DeWALT
final page size: 8.5 x 5.5 in

English
English (original instructions)

1


15


30

English

Definitions: Safety Alert Symbols and Words
This instruction manual uses the following safety alert symbols and words to alert you to hazardous situations and your risk
of personal injury or property damage.

DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
(Used without word) Indicates a safety related message.
NOTICE: Indicates a practice not related to personal injury which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.

Fig. A

1

6

2

5

4

3

4

1 Planer
2 Side carrying handles
3 Base handles
4 Bench mounting holes
5 Crank handle
6 On/off switch


WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, read the
instruction manual.

If you have any questions or comments about this or
any DeWALT tool, call us toll free at:
1-800-4-DeWALT (1-800-433-9258).
1

English

General Power Tool Safety Warnings


WARNING: Read all safety warnings,
instructions, illustrations and specifications
provided with this power tool. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious injury.

SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
The term ‚power tool‚ in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool.

General Safety Instructions
1 . KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
2 . REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form
habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting wrenches
are removed from tool before turning it on.
3 . KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches
invite injuries.
4 . DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don’t
use power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them
to rain. Keep work area well lighted. Always operate tool
in a well-ventilated area free of combustible materials,
gasoline or solvent vapors. If sparks come in contact
with flammable vapors, they may ignite, causing fire
or explosion.
5 . KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors should be kept safe
distance from work area.
6 . MAKE WORKSHOP KID PROOF with padlocks, master
switches, or by removing starter keys.
7 . DON’T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it was designed.
8 . USE RIGHT TOOL. Don’t force tool or attachment to do a
job for which it was not designed.
9 . USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your
extension cord is in good condition. When using an
extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry
the current your product will draw. An undersized cord
will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in overheating
and loss of power. The Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
table shows the correct size to use depending on cord
length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the
next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the
heavier the cord. When operating a power tool outside,
use an outdoor extension cord marked “W-A” or “W.”
These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk
of electric shock.
10 . WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear loose clothing,
gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry which
may get caught in moving parts. Nonslip footwear is
recommended. Wear protective hair covering to contain
long hair. Air vents often cover moving parts and should
also be avoided.
11 . ALWAYS USE SAFETY GLASSES. Also use face or
dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. Everyday
eyeglasses only have impact resistant lenses, they are not
safety glasses.
2

12 . SECURE WORK. Use of clamps or a vise to hold work
when practical. It's safer than using your hands and it
frees both hands to operate tool.
13 . DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times.
14 . MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and
clean for best and safest performance. Follow instructions
for lubricating and changing accessories.
15 . DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing; when changing
accessories, such as blades, bits, cutters, and the like.
16 . REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Make sure switch is in off position before plugging in.
17 . USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the
instruction manual for recommended accessories. The use
of improper accessories may cause risk of injury to persons.
18 . NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could
occur if the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is
unintentionally contacted.
19 . CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool,
a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully
checked to determine that it will operate properly and
perform its intended function‚ check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should
be properly repaired or replaced.
20 . DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into planer according to
direction of feed arrows on top of the unit.
21 . NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED.
TURN POWER OFF. Don't leave tool until it comes to a
complete stop.

Safety Rules for Surface Planers


1.

2.

3.
4.
5.

6.
7.

8.

WARNING: Failure to follow these rules may
result in serious personal injury.
Do not operate this machine until it is completely
assembled and installed according to the
instructions. A machine incorrectly assembled can cause
serious injury.
Obtain advice from your supervisor, instructor, or
another qualified person if you are not thoroughly
familiar with the operation of this machine.
Knowledge is safety.
Follow all wiring codes and recommended electrical
connections to prevent shock or electrocution.
Keep knives sharp and free from rust and pitch. Dull
or rusted knives work harder and can cause kickback.
Never turn the machine "ON" before clearing the
table of all objects (tools, scraps of wood, etc.). Flying
debris can cause serious injury.
Never turn the machine "ON" with the workpiece
contacting the cutterhead. Kickback can occur.
Secure the machine to a supporting surface to
prevent the machine from sliding, walking or
tipping over.
Be sure that the cutter knives are mounted as
described in the instruction manual and check that

English
all bolts are firmly tightened before connecting unit
to power source.
9 . Avoid awkward operations and hand positions. A
sudden slip could cause a hand to move into the knives.
10 . Keep arms, hands, and fingers away from the
cutterhead, the chip exhaust opening, and the feed
rollers to prevent severe cuts.
11 . Never reach into the cutterhead area while the
machine is running. Your hands can be drawn into
the knives.
12 . Do not stand in line with the workpiece. Kickback can
cause injury.
13 . Allow the cutterhead to reach full speed before
feeding a workpiece. Changing speeds while planing
can cause kickback.
14 . When planing bowed stock, place the concave (cup
down) side of the stock on the table and cut with the
grain to prevent kickback.
15 . Do not feed a workpiece that is warped, contains
knots, or is embedded with foreign objects (nails,
staples, etc.). Kickback can occur.
16 . Do not feed a short, thin, or narrow workpiece into
the machine. Your hands can be drawn into the
knives and/or the workpiece can be thrown at high
speeds. See the Operation section of this instruction
manual for details.
17 . Do not feed a workpiece into the outfeed end of
the machine. The workpiece will be thrown out of the
opposite side at high speeds.
18 . Remove shavings only with the power "OFF" and the
cutterhead stopped to prevent serious injury.
19 . Properly support long or wide work pieces. Loss of
control of the workpiece can cause serious injury.
20 . Never perform layout, assembly or set-up work on
the table/work area when the machine is running.
Serious injury will result.
21 . Turn the machine "OFF", disconnect it from the
power source, and clean the table/work area before
leaving the machine. Lock the switch in the "OFF"
position to prevent unauthorized use. Someone else
might accidentally start the machine and cause injury to
themselves or others.
22 . Additional information regarding the safe and
proper operation of power tools (i.e. a safety
video) is available from the Power Tool Institute,
1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2851
(www.powertoolinstitute.com). Information is also
available from the National Safety Council, 1121 Spring
Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-3201. Please refer to the
American National Standards Institute ANSI 01.1 Safety
Requirements for Woodworking Machines and the U.S.
Department of Labor Regulations.

Supplemental Safety Rules for Planers


To avoid injury, never rotate the cutterhead directly with
your hands.
Keep hands away from the underside of the
cutterhead carriage.
Never clear clogs, make cutter knife replacement, or any
other repairs/adjustments with unit plugged in.
Make certain that the switch is in the "OFF" position
before connecting plug to a power source.
Stay alert‚ never operate the unit when tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
Do not use in dangerous environments. Do not use near
flammable substances, in damp or wet locations, or
expose to rain.
Never plane material which is shorter than 12" (304.8 mm)
narrower than 3/4" (19.05 mm), or wider than 12"
(304.8 mm) or thinner than 1/2" (12.7 mm).
Exhaust chute: remove shavings with brush or vacuum
after power has been shut off and cutterhead has
stopped rotating.
Always locate planer with proper clearance on the outfeed
side of the unit to prevent pinching or binding of the
workpiece against any obstacle.
Maintain the proper relationships of infeed and outfeed
table surfaces and cutterhead knife path.
Lock the speed setting securely before feeding the
workpiece through the machine. Changing speeds while
planing can cause kickback.

Additional Safety Information


WARNING: Never modify the power tool or any part
of it. Damage or personal injury could result.
WARNING: ALWAYS use safety glasses. Everyday
eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses. Also use face or
dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR
CERTIFIED SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3),
• ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection,
• NIOSH/OSHA/MSHA respiratory protection.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other
masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemicallytreated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how
often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to
these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with
approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.

3

English
Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power
sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities. Wear protective clothing and
wash exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing
dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may
promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/
or disperse dust, which may cause serious and
permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use
NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection
appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles
away from face and body.
WARNING: Always wear proper personal hearing
protection that conforms to ANSI S12.6 (S3.19)
during use. Under some conditions and duration
of use, noise from this product may contribute to
hearing loss.

Power Connections
A separate electrical circuit should be used for your
machines. This circuit should not be less than #12 wire
and should be protected with a 20 Amp time lag fuse.
NOTE: Time delay fuses should be marked “D” in Canada
and “T” in the US. If an extension cord is used, use only
3-wire extension cords which have 3-prong grounding
type plugs and matching receptacle which will accept the
machine’s plug. Before connecting the machine to the
power line, make sure the switch (or switches) is in the
"OFF" position and be sure that the electric current is of the
same characteristics as indicated on the machine. All line
connections should make good contact. Running on low
voltage will damage the machine.
DANGER: Do not expose the machine to rain or
operate the machine in damp locations.

equipment-grounding conductor. If repair or
replacement of the electric cord or plug is necessary,
do not connect the equipment-grounding conductor
to a live terminal.
 µ µ Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel
if the grounding instructions are not completely
understood, or if in doubt as to whether the machine
is properly grounded.
 µ µ Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
grounding type plugs and matching 3-conductor
receptacles that accept the machine’s plug.
 µ µ Repair or replace damaged or worn cord immediately.
2 . Grounded, cord-connected machines intended for use on
a supply circuit having a nominal rating less than
150 Volts:
 µ µ This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an
outlet that looks like the one illustrated in Fig. B. The
tool has a grounding plug that looks like the plug
illustrated in Fig. B. A temporary adapter, which looks
like the adapter illustrated in Fig. C, may be used to
connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown in
Fig B if a properly grounded outlet is not available.
The temporary adapter should be used only until
a properly grounded outlet can be installed by a
qualified electrician. The green-colored rigid ear, lug,
and the like, extending from the adapter must be
connected to a permanent ground such as a properly
grounded outlet box.
Fig. B
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX


CURRENT
CARRYING
PRONGS

MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS
Your machine is wired for 120 Volts, 60 HZ alternating
current. Before connecting the machine to the power
source, make sure the switch is in the "OFF" position.

Grounding Instructions


DANGER: This machine must be grounded while in
use to protect the operator from electric shock.
1 . All grounded, cord-connected machines:
- In the event of a malfunction or breakdown,
grounding provides a path of least resistance for
electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This
machine is equipped with an electric cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding
plug. The plug must be plugged into a matching
outlet that is properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
- Do not modify the plug provided - if it will not fit
the outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a
qualified electrician.
- Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in risk of electric shock. The
conductor with insulation having an outer surface
that is green with or without yellow stripes is the
4

GROUNDING BLADE
IS LONGEST OF THE 3 BLADES

Fig. C

GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
GROUNDING MEANS
ADAPTER

NOTE: In Canada, the use of a temporary adapter is not
permitted by the Canadian Electric Code.
DANGER: In all cases, make certain that the
receptacle in question is properly grounded. If you
are not sure, have a qualified electrician check
the receptacle.


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EXTENSION CORDS

WARNING: Use proper extension cords. Make sure
your extension cord is in good condition and is a
3-wire extension cord which has a 3-prong grounding
type plug and matching receptacle which will accept
the machine‚ plug. When using an extension cord,
be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current
of the machine. An undersized cord will cause a
drop in line voltage, resulting in loss of power and
overheating. Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
shows the correct gauge to use depending on the cord
length. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The
smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.

Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet
(meters)
120 V
25 (7.6) 50 (15.2) 100 (30.5) 150 (45.7)
240 V
50 (15.2) 100 (30.5) 200 (61.0) 300 (91.4)
Ampere Rating
More
Not
American Wire Gauge
Than More
Than
0
6
18
16
16
14
6
10
18
16
14
12
10
12
16
16
14
12
12
16
14
12
Not Recommended
The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The
symbols and their definitions are as follows:
V..........................
volts
or AC/DC.....
alternating or
direct current
Hz........................ hertz
.......................
Class II
min...................... minutes
Construction
or DC....... direct current
(double insulated)
.......................
Class I Construction
no........................ no load speed
(grounded)
n.......................... rated speed
…/min............... per minute
....................... earthing terminal
BPM..................... beats per minute
...................... safety alert symbol
IPM...................... impacts per minute
...................... visible radiation
RPM.....................
revolutions per
......................
wear respiratory
minute
protection
sfpm....................
surface feet per
......................
wear eye
minute
protection
SPM..................... strokes per minute
......................
wear hearing
A.......................... amperes
protection
W......................... watts
......................
read all
or AC............ alternating current
documentation
Volts

Planing width
Planing depth

Maximum 13" (325 mm)
Maximum 1/8" (3.2 mm) (for boards 6" [152 mm]
wide or less)

Electrical Connection
Be sure your power supply agrees with the nameplate
marking. Volts, 50/60 Hz or “AC only” means your planer
must be operated only with alternating current and never
with direct current. Voltage decrease of more than 10%
will cause loss of power and overheating. All DeWALT tools
are factory tested, if this tool does not operate, check the
power supply.

Intended Use
This planer is designed for professional wood working.
DO NOT use under wet conditions or in presence of
flammable liquids or gases.
DO NOT let children come into contact with the tool.
Supervision is required when inexperienced operators use
this tool.

Fan-Assisted Chip Ejection System
Your planer is equipped with a fan-assisted chip ejection
system to aid in exhausting chips from the unit. The fanassisted chip ejection system will work in conjunction with
independent dust collection systems.
NOTE: It is not recommended that a shop vac be
connected to the DW735. The capacity of most vacs does
not support the volume of chips ejected during planing.
The vacuum hose may clog stopping the flow of chips. It is
recommended to use the dust collection system to clean
debris from the interior of the tool.
See the Troubleshooting Guide, for additional information.

Automatic Carriage Lock
There is no manual carriage lock on your planer. A
device that automatically minimizes the movement that
causes snipe during planing is designed into the four
threaded posts.

ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENTS


WARNING: Do not remove guards ( 7 , Fig. D).
Serious injury could result.
Fig. D

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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FUTURE USE

Specifications
Input
No-load speed
Feed speed
Planing height

120V AC, 15 Amp
10000 RPM
14' (4.3 m) or 26' (7.9 m) per minute

Maximum 6" (152.4 mm)
Minimum 1/8" (3.2 mm)


WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, turn tool off and disconnect tool from
power source before making any adjustments or
removing/installing attachments or accessories.
An accidental start-up can cause injury.

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Transporting the Planer (Fig. A)

WARNING: For your own safety, it is recommended
that two people carry this machine or serious injury
could result.
When moving your planer, carry it either by the side
carrying handles 2 or by the handles 3 at the base of
the planer.

Bench Mounting (Fig. A)
To facilitate bench mounting, two different sized holes 4
are provided on the four corners of your planer. If mounting
the planer with bolts, use the larger holes. If mounting the
planer with nails or screws, use the smaller holes. It is not
necessary to use both sets of holes.
Always mount your planer firmly to prevent movement. To
enhance the tool’s portability, it can be mounted to a piece
of 1/2" (12.7 mm) or thicker plywood which can then be
clamped to your work support or moved to other job sites
and reclamped.
NOTE: If you elect to mount your planer onto a piece
of plywood, make sure that the mounting screws don’t
protrude from the bottom of the wood. The plywood must
sit flush on the work support.
CAUTION: The mounting surface should not be
warped or otherwise uneven.



To Attach the Depth Adjustment Crank
Handle (Fig. E)
1. Remove the screw located in the crank handle shaft.
2. Insert the crank handle 5 over the shaft.
3. Secure in place with the screw and
T-wrench 8 provided.
Fig. E
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when the planer is in operation. Serious injury
could result.
WARNING: Chips are ejected at significant velocity.
Keep hands and face clear of dust ejection port.
1. Select the port 9 .
2. Depress the lock button 11 on the chip ejection
chute 10 .
Fig. F
10



9

11

10
3. Slide the notches in the dust port over the pins on the
chip ejection chute.
4. Rotate the port until the button engages the dust
ejection chute and locks in place.

To Remove the Dust Ejection Port
(Fig. F)
1. Use the T-wrench to depress the lock button 11 on the
dust chute.
2. Twist the port until the pins are disengaged from the
notches on the port.
3. Pull the dust ejection port off of the dust chute.

Depth Adjustment (Fig. G)
Depth Adjustment Scale (Fig. G)
The depth adjustment scale 14 , located on the right front
of your planer, indicates the finished thickness of your
workpiece. One rotation of the depth adjustment crank
is equal to 1/16" (1.6 mm), half rotation is equal to 1/32"
(0.8 mm), etc.
Fig. G

Dust Ejection Ports (Fig. F)
Your planer comes with a dust ejection port. The round
port 9 as shown in Figure. F is for use with a 4" (100 mm)
dust collector hose.

To Set Up Dust Ejection (Fig. F)


WARNING: Do not operate your planer without
the dust ejection port locked into place. Do not
insert anything into the dust ejection chute
unless the planer is unplugged and you are
clearing a clog or obstruction in the unit. Do not
get your face or eyes near the dust ejection port

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Depth Adjustment Crank
Turning the crank clockwise lowers the cutterhead. Turning
the crank counterclockwise raises the cutterhead.

Turret Stop (Fig. H)
Your planer is equipped with a turret stop 17 for planing
multiple boards to the same pre-set depth. Stops are set at
1/8" (3 mm), 1/4" (6.5 mm), 1/2" (12.7 mm), 3/4" (19 mm),
1" (25.5 mm), and 1–1/4" (32 mm).
Fig. H

Speed Selection (Fig. J)
NOTE: Only switch speeds when the planer is running.
Your planer has the ability to feed material at two different
speeds. The two-speed feature 16 was designed to
improve efficiency when planing and to provide the best
possible surface finish to a variety of materials.
Fig. J

16

17

To Set the Minimum Depth to Which the
Carriage can Travel with the Turret Stop
1. Be sure the carriage is set above 1–1/4" (32 mm) before
trying to set the turret stop.
2. Turn the dial on the front left of the planer until the
desired thickness setting aligns with the red indicator,
then lower the carriage.
3. Plane the workpiece at desired increments until the
correct final thickness is achieved.
NOTE: Do not use force to crank the carriage below
the level that the turret stop indicates. Permanent
damage to the height adjustment system on your
planer will result.

OPERATION



WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, turn unit off and disconnect it from
power source before making any adjustments or
removing/installing attachments or accessories.
An accidental start-up can cause injury.

On/Off Switch (Fig. I)
To turn the planer on, lift the switch 12 up.
The planer locks on automatically. To turn the tool off, press
the switch down. A hole 13 is provided under the switch
for insertion of a padlock to lock off the planer.
Fig. I

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To remove material thickness more quickly, set the unit
at speed “2”. This setting delivers 96 cuts per inch to
the material.
For finishing, set the unit to speed “1”. Speed “1” is ideal for
ensuring the finest finish on the last pass before your final
thickness is achieved.
NOTE: When planing particularly hard or figured species of
wood, speed “1” is recommended. The slower feed rate will
reduce knife wear and tear-out by delivering 179 cuts per
inch to the material.

Material Removal Gauge (Fig. K)
Your planer is equipped with a material removal
gauge 15 . It is used to indicate the amount of wood that
will be removed in one pass with the carriage set at its
current height.
Fig. K

15

To Use the Material Removal Gauge
1. Slide approximately 3" (75 mm) of your material under
the middle of the carriage.
2. Be sure the wood is lying flat against the base of the
planer. If the material is inserted at an angle, the reading
may be inaccurate.
3. Crank the carriage down on the material until the
material removal bar engages the wood. You will see
the red arrow begin to move up the scale indicating the
amount of material to be removed with the carriage at
that height.
4. Adjust the carriage height until the desired depth of cut
appears on the gauge.
5. Pull the material out from under the carriage.
6. Turn the unit on and feed your material into
the cutterhead.
NOTE: Do not exceed the recommended depth of cut for
various widths of material recommended on the material
removal gauge.
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WARNING: DO NOT switch the unit on with the
material positioned under the carriage. Serious
injury could result.

Planing Basics
Proper Planing Technique



WARNING: DO NOT turn the unit on with the
material already inserted under the carriage.
Wait until the rollers and cutterhead are up to
full speed before feeding your material into
the machine.

To Plane Your Material
1. Lower the carriage to the desired height for your
first pass.
2. Turn the unit on and feed the material into the
feed rollers.
3. Examine the finished cut and adjust the carriage to the
appropriate height for your next pass.
NOTE: Flip the board back and forth between each pass.
See the Troubleshooting Guide, for additional information.
For best results, plane both sides of the workpiece to reach
a desired thickness. For example, if you need to remove 1/8"
(3 mm) from your workpiece, remove 1/16" (1.6 mm) from
each side. This not only allows the workpiece to dry with an
even moisture content, it also produces finer cuts.
WARNING: Plane only wood that is free from foreign
objects, with no loose knots and as few tight knots as
possible. Do not plane wood that is severely warped,
twisted, knotted or bowed.
WARNING: Do not place your body between the rear
of the planer and a stationary object while material is
feeding. Serious injury could result.




Minimum/Maximum Width/
Height/ Depth
NOTE: Always plane in the direction of the grain. Support
the workpiece adequately at all times. Planing material less
than 3/4" (19 mm) wide is not recommended. If you must
plane narrow material, group several pieces together and
plane them as one wide workpiece whenever possible.
The maximum depth of cut your planer can take in one pass
is 1/8" (3 mm) [on material less than 6" (152 mm) wide].
Never attempt to modify your planer to take a deeper cut.
Follow the recommended depth/width of cut guidelines
shown in Table A for best results.

TABLE A

Snipe
Snipe is a depression made when an unsupported end of
your material drops toward the floor, causing the opposite
end to lift up into the cutterhead.

To Avoid Snipe
Feed the workpiece into the planer so it is level and remains
flat against the base at all times.
Keep the workpiece level throughout planing operation by
receiving or ‚catching‚ it from the rear of the planer.
If you are planing material that is especially long, the use of
additional material support is recommended.

Twisted, Cupped and Bowed Wood (Fig. L)
If both sides of your material are very rough or if the material
is cupped, bowed or twisted, your planer may not produce
the desired result. Ideally, you should have at least one
level face/surface on your material before you plane. Your
thickness planer will work best with material that has been
run through a jointer to produce one flat surface. If you
do not have at least one flat surface or a jointer, see the
following recommendations.
Fig. L

To Plane Twisted Wood (Fig. M)



WARNING: Twisted wood may jam your
thickness planer. If a jam occurs, turn the
power off, disconnect the power supply and
raise the carriage to release the material from
the cutterhead.
If your material is only slightly twisted:
Plane both sides alternating from one to the other until the
desired thickness is reached.
Fig. M

To Plane Cupped Wood (Fig. N)
To obtain the best possible results with cupped wood:
Rip the material down the middle and plane it as two
separate pieces.
Ripping the material reduces the severity of the cup and
allows the machine to deliver better results. Understand
that you will have to remove more material on cupped
wood to achieve the desired thickness than you would on a
normal board.
If Ripping the Material is Not an Option
Plane one side of the material until flat, then plane the
opposite side until it is also flat.
NOTE: Do not flip the board back and forth between each
pass if wood is cupped.

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Fig. N

TOP FLAT

2. Lift the top off (Fig. P) and place it aside.
Fig. P

BOTTOM FLAT

To Plane Bowed Wood (Fig. O)
The feed rollers and cutterhead in your planer will push
the bow out of the material as it feeds. However, when the
material exits the planer, the pressure of the rollers and
cutterhead will release allowing the wood to spring back
into a bowed formation. To properly remove the bow, use
a jointer.
Fig. O
BOWED WOOD WILL BE FLATTENED BY FEED ROLLERS
AND CUTTERHEAD…

3. Remove the three wing nuts that seal the dust shroud
over the cutterhead.
4. Rotate the dust shroud up so the round connection
that locks onto the fan housing is in the open position
(Fig. Q).
Fig. Q

…BUT BOW WILL RETURN AFTER WOOD
IS PLANED

MAINTENANCE



WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, turn unit off and disconnect it from
power source before making any adjustments or
removing/installing attachments or accessories.
An accidental start-up can cause injury.

Periodic Maintenance
1. Routinely check the tool for damage or broken parts.
2. Clean the top cover, dust shroud and all accessible areas
of the unit of dust and wood debris that have collected
in from planeing.
3. Wipe off infeed and outfeed rollers.
4. Clean base table. Light waxing will help wood material
pass through the planer.
5. Evaluate blade sharpness condition. Replace
as necessary.
6. Gauge Calibration, check thickness gauge calibration
and turret stop calibration.
7. Check brushes for wear and replace as necessary.

Changing or Rotating the Planer Knives



WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, disconnect the planer from the power
source before attempting to change or access the
knives. An accidental start-up can cause injury.

To Change Planer Knives (Fig. P–U)
1. Use the T-wrench to remove the four screws in the top
of the planer.

5. Push the dust shroud to the left so it disengages from
the fan housing.
6. Take the dust shroud out of the unit (Fig. R) and set
it aside.
Fig. R

7. The cutterhead is now exposed. If the eight screws in
the cutterhead clamp are not visible, use a piece of
scrap wood to carefully rotate the cutterhead (Fig. S)
until the screws are accessible and the cutterhead lock
lever 18 engages. This will prevent further rotation of
the cutterhead as you change the knives.

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To Access the Other Two Knives

Fig. S

1. Depress the cutterhead lock lever 18 as shown in
Figure S.
2. Use the piece of scrap wood to carefully turn the
cutterhead until it locks into place revealing another
knife clamp.
3. Follow the same knife change procedure
indicated above.
4. Repeat the procedure for the last dull knife.

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After Installing New Knives



WARNING: Keep your fingers away from the
cutterhead at all times. Use the tool provided to
handle the knives.
8. Use the T-wrench to remove the eight screws on the
knife clamp and set them in the small screws bin 19 on
the front panel of the planer (Fig. T).
Fig. T

19

1. Insert the round end of the dust shroud into the fan
housing and rotate it down to lock it into place.
2. Place the three wing nuts back into the shroud.
3. Screw the top cover of the planer back onto the unit.
NOTE: The planer will not operate if the top cover is not
placed correctly.

Brush Change (Fig. V, W)
Your planer is equipped with brush caps 21 that are
external to the motor. If your brushes need to be replaced,
begin by acquiring a new set from a DeWALT service center
or a dealer authorized to service DeWALT products. Use only
identical DeWALT brushes.
Fig. V

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9. Use the magnets on the top of the T-wrench to attract
the knife clamp and lift it off of the cutterhead. One of
the knives should now be exposed.
10. Use the magnet 20 on the top of the T-wrench (Fig. S)
to attract the knife. Avoid touching it with your fingers.
NOTE: Before installing the knife, ensure the cutterhead and
knife are free of debris, clean if needed.
Fig. U

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To Replace the Brushes on your Planer
(Fig. V, W)
1. Use the T-wrench to remove the top cover and brush
cover screen on the planer.
2. Use a flathead screwdriver to unscrew the brush cap
located in the right, rear of the unit 22 .
Fig. W

If Only One Side of the Knife Is Worn
1. Rotate the knife around so that the sharp, unused edge
hangs over the end of the cutterhead where it will cut
the material. Be sure to set the oblong holes in the knife
over the pins machined on the cutterhead.
2. Reset the knife clamp over the knife. Be sure to align the
beveled edge on the clamp with the sharp, cutting edge
of the knife. If these are not aligned correctly, the clamp
will not secure the knife properly.
3. Install the screws into the clamp and tighten sufficiently.
NOTE: Make sure all screws are tightened sufficiently.

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3. Do the same for the brush cap located on the side of the
motor, inside the planer cover.
4. Place the new brushes into the brush holders.

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5. After installing the brushes, replace the top cover and
brush cover screen.
6. Before using the planer, run the unit for 10 minutes to
seat new brushes.
NOTE: If existing brushes do not need replacing, be sure to
maintain the same orientation when you reinstall them.

Calibrating the Depth Adjustment Scale
(Fig. X)
The depth adjustment scale 14 on your planer is set at the
factory. However, with extended use, the depth adjustment
scale could show an incorrect measurement.
To check the depth adjustment scale, plane a piece of
scrap wood, noting the measurement on the depth
adjustment scale.
Measure the finished thickness of the workpiece. If the
thickness of the workpiece does not match the reading on
the depth adjustment scale, loosen the two screws 23 on
the red indicator. Adjust the pointer up or down until its
reading matches the finished thickness of the workpiece.
Securely re-tighten the screws.
Fig. X

tripping your breaker. Check your knives before re-setting
the circuit breaker and continuing to plane.
See the Troubleshooting Guide for additional information
on circuit breaker trips.

Replacing the Drive Belt
Drive belts are available at extra cost at DeWALT authorized
service centers. Replacement of the drive belt should be
performed by qualified service personnel.

Chip Ejection Fan (Fig. P–R, Z)
The chip ejection fan on your planer should
be cleaned or cleared of debris periodically.
Fig. Z



WARNING: Turn off and unplug the planer prior to
accessing the chip ejection fan.

To Access the Fan
1.
2.
3.
4.

Remove the top cover of the planer with the T-wrench.
Remove the dust shroud (Fig. P–R) and place it aside.
Remove the screws and clips around the fan housing.
Remove the fan housing and place it aside as shown.
The fan will now be exposed for cleaning.
See the Troubleshooting Guide for additional information.
WARNING: Be sure to properly attach the fan housing
and assemble the shroud and top cover correctly
before using your planer again.

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Base Maintenance
Keep the table clean and free from oil, grease, and pitch.
Treat the table with paste wax to help maintain its
smooth finish.

Circuit Breaker Reset Button (Fig. Y)
Your planer is equipped with an 18 amp circuit breaker. If
your planer becomes overloaded and stops operating, turn
off the ­planer, let the unit sit for 2 minutes and press the
reset button 24 before you resume working.
Fig. Y

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WARNING: To prevent the planer from starting
unexpectedly if power is interrupted by a circuit
breaker trip, make sure the switch is in the OFF
position before restoring power.
NOTE: Circuit breaker overload is often the result of dull
knives. Change your knives on a regular basis to avoid





Cleaning
WARNING: Blow dirt and dust out of all air vents with
clean, dry air at least once a week. To minimize the risk
of eye injury, always wear ANSI Z87.1 approved eye
protection when performing this procedure.
WARNING: Never use solvents or other harsh
chemicals for cleaning the non-metallic parts of
the tool. These chemicals may weaken the plastic
materials used in these parts. Use a cloth dampened
only with water and mild soap. Never let any liquid
get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool
into a liquid.
It is recommended that, once a year, you take or send the
tool to a DeWALT certified service center for a thorough
cleaning, inspection and lubrication of the gear case.

Accessories



WARNING: Since accessories, other than those
offered by DeWALT, have not been tested with this
product, use of such accessories with this tool could be
hazardous. To reduce the risk of injury, only DeWALT
recommended accessories should be used with
this product.
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Recommended accessories for use with your tool
are available at extra cost from your local dealer or
authorized service center. If you need assistance in
locating any accessory, please contact DeWALT Industrial
Tool Co., 701 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21286, call
1-800-4-DeWALT (1-800-433-9258) or visit our website:
www.dewalt.com.
Four accessories are available for the DW735
Thickness Planer.
- DW7350 Mobile Stand
- DW7351 Folding Tables
- DW7352 13" (325 mm) Knives
- DW7353 Chip Ejection Accessory
NOTE: Helical cutterheads have not been tested with this
product and are not recommended for use.

DW7351 Accessory Folding Tables (Fig. AA)



WARNING: For your own safety, read the tool
instruction manual before attaching the tables.
Failure to heed these warnings may result in personal
injury and serious damage to the planer and the
accessory. When servicing this tool, use only identical
replacement parts. Have damaged cords replaced by
an authorized service center.
Your DW7351 folding table box should include:
2 folding tables
4 nuts
4 cap screws
4 stepped bolts
4 springs
Fig. AA

Set-up and Installation of Base
Hardware (Fig. BB–DD)
1. Place planer on a secure table or workbench. Position
planer so the front 3–4" (75–100 mm) of the base can
be accessed from the underside.
2. Secure the rear of the planer to the table/bench with
nails or screws to prevent it from tilting or falling from
the table.
WARNING: The planer could tilt or fall from the table
if it is not properly secured opposite the end where
the folding table is being installed. Serious injury
may result.
3. Place the spring onto the small end of the stepped bolt.
4. Insert the end of the bolt with the spring around it into
the larger hole on the side of the base.
5. Push the stepped bolt all the way through the hole in
the first rib on the underside of the planer. The spring
should engage the rib slightly and the threads should
show on the right side of the rib.
6. On the underside of the planer, use a wrench to hold
the nut in place while turning the stepped bolt into it.
The 5/32" (4 mm) hex wrench can be used to turn the
stepped bolt until it is fully secured (Fig. BB).



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Fig. BB

7. Install the smaller screw into the lower threaded hole on
the side of the base. Use the 5/32" (4mm) hex wrench to
tighten that fastener securely (Fig. CC).
8. Depress the top pin until it is flush with the base and
slide the top hole of the table over the pin and release
the pin so they lock together (Fig. CC, DD).
Fig. CC

Fig. DD

9. To attach the table to the rear of the planer, install the
bolts and spring following the above procedure.
Your tables should now fold up and down on the top screw
and rest on the bottom screw while in position for planing.
NOTE: To transport the planer with the tables, fold them up
and carry the unit as recommended by the planer manual.
WARNING: For your own safety, it is recommended
that two people carry this machine or serious injury
could result.



To Remove the Tables
1. Depress the spring-loaded bolts on the base and slide
each end of the table toward you so they disengage the
holes in the tables. You may want to use the T-wrench
from your planer to push the bolts flush with the base to
easily remove the tables.
2. Leave the hardware (stepped bolts and small cap screw)
in the base until you need to re-attach the tables.

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Repairs



WARNING: To assure product SAFETY and
RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment
(including brush inspection and replacement, when
applicable) should be performed by a DeWALT factory
service center or a DeWALT authorized service center.
Always use identical replacement parts.

the packaging, call the local company or see website for
warranty information.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Problem

Possible Cause

Possible Solution

If the material does not feed properly

Check for dull knives.

Rotate or replace as necessary. Refer to Changing the Planer
Knives section.

Check for excess clogging in the
dust shroud.

Refer to Periodic Maintenance and Figures P–R in the Changing
or Rotating the Planer Knives section.

Check for excess oil/debris/pitch on
feed rollers.

Refer to Periodic Maintenance and Cleaning paragraphs under
the Maintenance section.

Check for excessively twisted, cupped
or bowed material.

Refer to Twisted, Cupped and Bowed Wood paragraph in the
Basic Planing section.

Check for a broken drive belt.

Refer to Replacing the Drive Belt paragraph in the
Maintenance section.

Dull knives

Dull knives can cause motor overloading, rotate or replace as
necessary. Refer to Changing the Planer Knives section.
NOTE: Circuit breaker overload is often the result of dull knives.
If the circuit breaker on your planer trips, check the sharpness
of your knives before attempting to reset the breaker in order to
continue planing.

The depth of cut is higher.

An overly aggressive cut could cause motor overloading. Refer
to the Depth Adjustment paragraph in the Assembly and
Adjustments section and Material Removal Gauge paragraph
in the Operation section.

The feed rate is higher.

Drop feed rate to 14 ft/min. A reduction in feed rate will reduce the
load on the motor and prevent breaker trips.

Check to see if the unit is plugged in.

Ensure unit is plugged into the appropriate outlet, refer to the
General Safety Instructions section.

Check to see if the top cover is
properly in place.

Refer to Figure P for proper location.

Check to see if the dust shroud is
properly in place.

Refer to After Installing New Knives.

Check to see if the circuit breaker
needs to be reset.

Refer to Circuit Breaker Reset Button paragraph under the
Maintenance section.

Check to see if the motor brushes
are depleted.

Refer to Brushes paragraph under the Maintenance section.

Check for excess clogging in the
dust shroud and fan..

Refer to Periodic Maintenance and Chip Ejection Fan
paragraphs in the Maintenance section.

Check to see if the dust shroud is
properly in place.

Refer to After Installing New Knives.

Even under normal loading conditions,
other electrical loads on the same
branch circuit may cause the circuit
breaker to trip.

Unplug or turn off other devices sharing the circuit with the planer
OR use the planer on another branch circuit by itself.

Dull knives

Dull knives can cause motor overloading, rotate or replace as
necessary. Refer to Changing the Planer Knives section.

The depth of cut is higher.

An overly aggressive cut could cause motor overloading. Refer
to the Depth Adjustment paragraph in the Assembly and
Adjustments section and Material Removal Gauge paragraph
in the Operation section.

The feed rate is higher.

Drop feed rate to 14 ft/min. A reduction in feed rate will reduce the
load on the motor and prevent breaker trips.

If the circuit breaker trips repeatedly

If the unit does not run

If chips do not eject from the rear of
the unit

If the branch (house/shop) circuit
breaker trips repeatedly

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