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Instruction Manual
Guide D’utilisation
Manual de instrucciones
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 (original instructions) 1
Français (traduction de la notice d’instructions originale) 15
Español (traducido de las instrucciones originales) 30
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
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, read the
If you have any questions or comments about this or
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Side carrying handles
Base handles
Bench mounting holes
Crank handle
On/off switch
Fig. A
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Make sure switch is in off position before plugging in.
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
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.
TURN POWER OFF. Don’t leave tool until it comes to a
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
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
8 . Be sure that the cutter knives are mounted as
described in the instruction manual and check that
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
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
lead from lead-based paints,
crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other
masonry products, and
arsenic and chromium from chemically-
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
12 . Do not stand in line with the workpiece. Kickback can
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
( 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
Keep hands away from the underside of the
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Fig. B
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
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’s 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
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
American Wire Gauge
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
Hz .......................hertz
min ..................... minutes
or DC current
...................... Class I Construction
…/min ..............per minute
BPM .................... beats per minute
IPM ..................... impacts per minute
RPM .................... revolutions per
sfpm ................... surface feet per
SPM .................... strokes per minute
A ......................... amperes
W ........................watts
or AC ...........alternating current
or AC/DC .... alternating or
direct current
...................... Class II
(double insulated)
o load speed
n .........................rated speed
......................earthing terminal alert symbol
.....................visible radiation
..................... wear respiratory
..................... wear eye
..................... wear hearing
..................... read all
Input 120V AC, 15 Amp
No-load speed 10000 RPM
Feed speed 14' (4.3 m) or 26' (7.9 m) per minute
Planing height Maximum 6" (152.4 mm)
Minimum 1/8" (3.2 mm)
Planing width Maximum 13" (325 mm)
Planing depth 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
are factory tested, if this tool does not operate, check the
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
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 fan-
assisted 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
WARNING: Do not remove guards (
, Fig.D).
Serious injury couldresult.
Fig. D
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.
Transporting the Planer (Fig. A)
WARNING: For your own safety, it is recommended
that two people carry this machine or serious injury
When moving your planer, carry it either by the side
carrying handles
or by the handles
at the base of
Bench Mounting (Fig. A)
To facilitate bench mounting, two different sized holes
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
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
over theshaft.
3. Secure in place with the screw and
Fig. E
Dust Ejection Ports (Fig. F)
Your planer comes with a dust ejection port. The round
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
when the planer is in operation. Serious injury
WARNING: Chips are ejected at significant velocity.
Keep hands and face clear of dust ejectionport.
1. Select the port
2. Depress the lock button
on the chip ejection
Fig. F
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
on the
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
, 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"