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Offline Cheese

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #90 on: November 09, 2018, 01:11 AM »
Yes...the stock Dewalt just screams at you. Hard to describe but it’s just a nasty, edgy, sound.

It’s very loud while also emanating a high pitched nasty scream...the Shelix is a welcome change.

As an aside, I’ve never worn hearing protection when shooting guns or operating machine tools. That’s probably the reason I’m half deaf.  [eek]  Well, that was just part of living life 50-60 years ago. So consequently, nothing has really been a motivating force for me to use hearing protection because I’m just used to loud equipment (think fuel dragsters) until I purchased the DW 735. That forced me to purchase muffs because it was actually painful to listen to.

So bottom line is...purchase the Shelix for better machine performance and purchase the Shelix for reduced machine noise.

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Offline dlu

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #91 on: November 09, 2018, 01:39 AM »
Yes...the stock Dewalt just screams at you. Hard to describe but it’s just a nasty, edgy, sound.

It’s very loud while also emanating a high pitched nasty scream...the Shelix is a welcome change.

As an aside, I’ve never worn hearing protection when shooting guns or operating machine tools. That’s probably the reason I’m half deaf.  [eek]  Well, that was just part of living life 50-60 years ago. So consequently, nothing has really been a motivating force for me to use hearing protection because I’m just used to loud equipment (think fuel dragsters) until I purchased the DW 735. That forced me to purchase muffs because it was actually painful to listen to.

So bottom line is...purchase the Shelix for better machine performance and purchase the Shelix for reduced machine noise.

Wow! That's a compelling argument, I haven't running any wood through it yet (no dust collection yet) but I did switch it on – and right back off. It's an awful noise, hate it even with a pair of earmuffs on. Nothing at all like the sound of a big old Powermatic, really wish I had the space for one of those.

Thanks for sharing your experience and insights.

Offline Cheese

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #92 on: November 09, 2018, 01:59 AM »
Wow! That's a compelling argument, I haven't running any wood through it yet (no dust collection yet) but I did switch it on – and right back off. It's an awful noise, hate it even with a pair of earmuffs on. Nothing at all like the sound of a big old Powermatic, really wish I had the space for one of those.

Ya it’s a noise that even permeates ear muffs. Hard to describe but very easy to hate. [smile]
Maybe it’s the harmonics that are generated by it that are annoying?  Think Powermatic, lots of steel & cast iron vs Dewalt and lots of plastic & sheet metal. Just glad I’ve put that annoyance behind me.  [big grin]

I’m actually looking forward to thicknessing some 10” wide walnut tomorrow with the Shelix.

Offline kevinculle

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #93 on: November 09, 2018, 06:53 AM »
A significant contributor to the DW735 noise signature is the integrated blower for chip exhaust, it howls like a shop vac.  So even when running at idle where there is no noise from cutting action it is fairly loud.  I have confirmed the noise reduction when I did the switch on my DeWalt...it averaged 12 dBA quieter while taking a 1/64" (0.4mm) cut from a 12" wide maple board.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #94 on: November 09, 2018, 10:12 AM »
A significant contributor to the DW735 noise signature is the integrated blower for chip exhaust, it howls like a shop vac.  So even when running at idle where there is no noise from cutting action it is fairly loud.  I have confirmed the noise reduction when I did the switch on my DeWalt...it averaged dBA quieter while taking a 1/64" (0.4mm) cut from a 12" wide maple board.
The blower noise makes sense, never thought of that signature.  [smile]

Ya, I did the same measurement with an inexpensive dB app I have on my phone. There was an approximate 9-10 dB reduction in noise level after the Shelix conversion while planing lumber.  [big grin]

Offline dicktill

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #95 on: November 09, 2018, 11:27 AM »
A significant contributor to the DW735 noise signature is the integrated blower for chip exhaust, it howls like a shop vac.  So even when running at idle where there is no noise from cutting action it is fairly loud.   ....

I have my DW735 hooked up to a 5hp Clear Vue cyclone dust collection system, and that seems to make the internal blower redundant. So is it possible to disconnect the blower, or is it integral with the motor or planer shaft? Or is it still necessary?

Thanks, Dick

Offline Cheese

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #96 on: November 09, 2018, 12:01 PM »
So is it possible to disconnect the blower, or is it integral with the motor or planer shaft? Or is it still necessary?

I just run my 735 into a Jet Vortex WITHOUT turning the Jet on. The Dewalt will inflate the Jet bag and deposits the chips inside. Try it once.  [smile]

Offline rvieceli

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #97 on: November 09, 2018, 12:11 PM »
Wear good quality hearing protection. Really!!! It makes a big difference and it is a BIG deal.

You will appreciate it later in life. The tinnitus is real.

Offline kevinculle

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #98 on: November 09, 2018, 04:40 PM »

I have my DW735 hooked up to a 5hp Clear Vue cyclone dust collection system, and that seems to make the internal blower redundant. So is it possible to disconnect the blower, or is it integral with the motor or planer shaft? Or is it still necessary?

Thanks, Dick

I think the blower drive may be a cogged belt that can be removed without affecting other planer functions...not positive but that's what I recall when I did the head swap.

Offline dicktill

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #99 on: November 09, 2018, 09:41 PM »

I have my DW735 hooked up to a 5hp Clear Vue cyclone dust collection system, and that seems to make the internal blower redundant. So is it possible to disconnect the blower, or is it integral with the motor or planer shaft? Or is it still necessary?

Thanks, Dick

I think the blower drive may be a cogged belt that can be removed without affecting other planer functions...not positive but that's what I recall when I did the head swap.

Thanks Kevin, I'll have to try that.

Offline TheSergeant

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #100 on: November 09, 2018, 09:42 PM »
The blower is mounted to the motor shaft.  One side of the fan cools the motor, the other side blows the chips.  Some guys simply remove the fan all together and see a sizable noise reduction.   I wouldn't do that though because it offers an access point for chips into the motor if you ever forget to turn on the dust collector. 

Instead what I did was purchase a replacement fan and had a machinist friend remove the blower side fins.  The motor is protected and cooled but the blower no longer functions.  You absolutely have to use dust collection though because it will clog without it.

I ended up selling my DW735 shortly after I had the fan made.  I used it on the machine maybe 2 weeks before I purchased a 1960's Powermatic 100 12" and sold the Dewalt.

If someone is interested in the fan I'll sell it for what I paid.  I take no responsibility for whatever happens to your machine by installing it though.  It is for sure a warranty voider.  That said, it worked very well for me.    $20+shipping (~$3-5). PM Me if you're interested. 




Offline grbmds

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #101 on: November 10, 2018, 08:32 AM »
I have always believed that the reason my cyclone did such an efficient job of dust/chip collection with the 735 is the blower. I used the same cyclone with a Delta table top planer before I owned the 735 and the collection was not as good. Because of this, I don't believe the blower is redundant. Plus, why mess with a good thing. Just wear hearing protection. That's a great idea regardless of whether it would reduce the sound level or not.
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Offline dlu

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #102 on: November 10, 2018, 12:17 PM »
…Plus, why mess with a good thing. Just wear hearing protection. That's a great idea regardless of whether it would reduce the sound level or not.

A few reasons:

  • For the cat and dog - they like to hang out in the shop with me and I like their company. For some reason they don't leave when I turn the machines on. Don't ever try to put earmuffs on a cat. Trust me on that one.
  • For the neighbors, I hate their leaf blowers, don't imagine they will be to fond of my planer.
  • For me, even with earmuffs the noise is unpleasant.
[li]And, last but not least, because I'm a hacker by nature and I love figuring out how to make things better.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: DW735 Planer with Byrd Shelix Head Cutter, Changing Inserts
« Reply #103 on: August 14, 2020, 10:32 AM »
About 18 months ago I installed a Shelix cutter in my DW735 planer. It was a pretty easy conversion and only took 90-120 minutes. The biggest issue is to partially disassemble the unit to make sure you have the proper snap ring pliers on hand.

Since that time I've planed fir, aromatic cedar, Ambrosia maple and more recently Birds-eye maple. Recently, I noticed quite a few small lines in the birds-eye.

The original plan was to locate the damaged inserts and then rotate them 1/4 turn. Upon opening up the planer it became obvious that it wouldn't be quite as simple as that.

Inserts with large or medium chips are easy to spot, however on some of the inserts the small chips can really only be felt by using your finger nail. And then there were the cracked inserts, difficult to see when looking inside the planer.

I decided to remove them all, clean up the seats, inserts, screws and reinstall all of them. It took about 60 minutes.

On this photo left to right:
Broken insert, cracked insert, large chip, medium chip & tiny chip.




Here's an enlargement of the tiny chip. The best way to locate these is to run your finger nail along the surface. I found about 8-9 of these once I removed and inspected everything.




Here are the cracked inserts. To locate these you need to run your fingernail on the top surface of the insert as each will have a slight offset that you will be able to feel.




Retorque to 40-45 inch/pounds. For a couple of inserts you can use a simple screwdriver torque wrench. If you're doing more than that, I'd suggest a typical long handled clicker type torque wrench.

Offline Svar

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #104 on: August 14, 2020, 10:57 AM »
Cheese, that's a lot of damaged inserts for even a serious hobby (I assume) use over 18 month. Poor carbide quality or over torquing?

Offline Cheese

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #105 on: August 14, 2020, 11:29 AM »
Cheese, that's a lot of damaged inserts for even a serious hobby (I assume) use over 18 month. Poor carbide quality or over torquing?

Svar, I think it could be a combination of both. I’m going to shoot Byrd an email with some photos.

I purchased the smaller diameter cutter assembly so I did no previous torqueing to the inserts. Maybe they weren’t properly seated when torqued?  Or just a brittle batch of inserts?

Offline Bob D.

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #106 on: August 14, 2020, 11:58 AM »
You're making me think twice about installing my conversion cutterhead. I bought it a while back but decided I would use up the blades I had before making the changeover. SInce I have 3 spare sets of blades and they have two cutting edges each it may be a while, or never, before I change them out for the Shelix cutterhead.
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Offline mike_aa

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Re: DW735 Planer with Byrd Shelix Head Cutter, Changing Inserts
« Reply #107 on: August 14, 2020, 12:15 PM »

"Retorque to 40-45 inch/pounds. For a couple of inserts you can use a simple screwdriver torque wrench. If you're doing more than that, I'd suggest a typical long handled clicker type torque wrench."

Hi @Cheese  Thanks for the heads up on the inserts.  And sorry you had so much trouble with yours!

I was lucky to find a new shelix cutterhead (small diameter) at an auction for a great price.  I haven't installed it yet, but before I do, I was looking at getting a torque wrench to have on hand in case I needed it.  Based on your experience, it might be wise to recheck the cutters before I install it.  In another thread @ear3 recommended the Wera screwdriver type and that looks like a good choice, but I was wondering what other light duty torque wrenches would be good for occasional uses like this.  Are there any that are recommended?

Thanks, Mike A.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: DW735 Planer with Byrd Shelix Head Cutter, Changing Inserts
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2020, 12:44 PM »
About 18 months ago I installed a Shelix cutter in my DW735 planer. It was a pretty easy conversion and only took 90-120 minutes. The biggest issue is to partially disassemble the unit to make sure you have the proper snap ring pliers on hand.

Since that time I've planed fir, aromatic cedar, Ambrosia maple and more recently Birds-eye maple. Recently, I noticed quite a few small lines in the birds-eye.

The original plan was to locate the damaged inserts and then rotate them 1/4 turn. Upon opening up the planer it became obvious that it wouldn't be quite as simple as that.

Inserts with large or medium chips are easy to spot, however on some of the inserts the small chips can really only be felt by using your finger nail. And then there were the cracked inserts, difficult to see when looking inside the planer.

I decided to remove them all, clean up the seats, inserts, screws and reinstall all of them. It took about 60 minutes.

On this photo left to right:
Broken insert, cracked insert, large chip, medium chip & tiny chip.

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Here's an enlargement of the tiny chip. The best way to locate these is to run your finger nail along the surface. I found about 8-9 of these once I removed and inspected everything.

(Attachment Link)


Here are the cracked inserts. To locate these you need to run your fingernail on the top surface of the insert as each will have a slight offset that you will be able to feel.

(Attachment Link)


Retorque to 40-45 inch/pounds. For a couple of inserts you can use a simple screwdriver torque wrench. If you're doing more than that, I'd suggest a typical long handled clicker type torque wrench.

Years ago I did this mod. I put the head in tested it and the planer sat for two months before I need to use it. I took the dust cover off and saw debris under the cuter head. It was parts of the inserts! Ends up Byrd had a quality spill and some heads were defective. There were some holes not threaded deep enough.

These are very touchy inserts. When rotated you need to remove them and completely clean them and the seats on the head for debris. I also made sure the screws freely threaded into the holes and had to chase a few. Then when torquing make sure the inserts set flat against the stop and not tilted.


Offline grbmds

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2020, 01:49 PM »
@patriot I have owned the 735 for at least 10 years (but have truly forgotten what year I bought it). I think the Byrd heads would be a great upgrade and have always believed that Dewalt should offer that as an option (but, for some reason, they don't value my opinion). I do own a Jet 8" joint with helical head and love it. On straight grain woods the surface isn't any better but on wood which isn't straight, it's much better. Then, of course, you don't have to remove, sharpen, and replace the knives. For me, that's the best.

I have not upgraded to the Shelix head on the 735 for several reasons (specific to me admittedly):

1. My planer is now over 10 years old. While it shows no signs of dying, who knows? If I had to buy new right now, I most likely would upgrade with installation of the shelix head.
2. I would most likely find a local shop to install the head for me as I'm not that mechanically inclined. I've watched the videos and, despite what some say, I personally wouldn't do it. I might be successful, but I might not be (again it's my comfort level). Of course, having the head installed ups the price considerably and, for a 10+ year old planer, it's just not worth it.
3. My experience with the 735 is different than most concerning the factory knives. I've always been able to find new blades at some sort of a discount somewhere, so they are then more affordable. I also found that taking larger bites with the blades gives them a shorter life. I have never believed that benchtop planers are designed to take more than 1/16" at a time. I mostly take less than that. I have found a jig (and there are plans online to make similar jigs) which allow me to hone the knives at least once which means I get at least 2 lives from each set; thus at least half the cost.
4. I'm not a professional cabinet maker, furniture maker, carpenter, remodeler, etc.; just do this as a hobby. Therefore, my use of the planer would be much different than someone who is a professional in these areas. If I were, I would probably think replacement of the steel knives a bigger issue.
5. I don't feel the noise level is a problem. That's what good hearing protection is for.
6. I'm also a firm believer that machines are designed to work best the way they come from the factory. There are definitely exceptions, but the 735, for me, works well as is.

So I'd say that, if you are a professional the upgrade is worth it. Or, if you feel you can justify and afford a jointer/planer with helical head, that is definitely a better option in my opinion. With that level machine you'd definitely be getting a much better machine with a lot of both jointer and planer capacity which is designed to work with the knives it comes with. If I could justify it, I'd go that route for sure.
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Offline Don T

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #110 on: August 14, 2020, 07:18 PM »
I also owned the 733, and the 735 is a huge step forward as far as the automatic cutter lock and the chip blower fan goes.

I'm very satisfied with the 735 except for the knives dulling rapidly and it also produces snipe on a more regular basis. [eek] I've tried adjusting the tables numerous times but the 735 is just susceptible to snipe.

I've also been wanting to convert my 735 to a Shelix head but keep going back and forth between carbide blades or Shelix. If I remember correctly, the carbide blades were almost 65% of the price of a Shelix and they still need to be sharpened every now & then.

If you do go carbide, I'd love to hear about your results. At this time I'm still sitting on the fence.  [popcorn]
Have you tried lifting the end of the wood up as you feed it into the planer?  This always worked for me, i would get very little snipe. You only need to do that until it is engaged in the outfeed roller then lift that edge until the wood exits the outfeed roller.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #111 on: August 14, 2020, 07:42 PM »
"I'm very satisfied with the 735 except for the knives dulling rapidly and it also produces snipe on a more regular basis. [eek] I've tried adjusting the tables numerous times but the 735 is just susceptible to snipe."

Try feeding you stock in at an angle and not square to the blades. Eliminates 99.999% of snipe. Be mindful when feeding pieces <12 inches which the manual says not to do. It's even more critical when feeding at an angle.

Edit: Of course this is not an option on wider baords but it does work well on stock less than 10 inches wide. It's a work-around to the problem, not a solution or fix, but it will work.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2020, 05:00 AM by Bob D. »
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Re: DW735 Planer with Byrd Shelix Head Cutter, Changing Inserts
« Reply #112 on: August 14, 2020, 10:32 PM »
Hi @Cheese  Thanks for the heads up on the inserts. 
In another thread @ear3 recommended the Wera screwdriver type and that looks like a good choice, but I was wondering what other light duty torque wrenches would be good for occasional uses like this.  Are there any that are recommended?

Hi @mike_aa   [smile]  I will be contacting Byrd this weekend because I do think this may be a QA issue about carbide inserts being too brittle or becoming too crystaline over time.  I read the @Mike Goetzke report and he may be right, I don't know as aligning events with a time line that extends for several years is difficult. [smile] I'll report back on their response on this thread when I've received an answer.  [smile]

As far as torque wrenches go, I purchased this Wiha specifically for this purpose. However, after torquing in several of the inserts, this is a solution for fewer than 10 inserts. After that it becomes ridiculous. Think of it as a small handled screwdriver, there is just so much leverage you can apply to drive the screw home before you give up in disgust. There is a reason that Wiha rates this driver as 50 in/lb max...and we're torquing the inserts at 45 in/lb...The Hulk likely wouldn't be able to put more torque into this than 50 in/lb.  [big grin]

I'll post a photo tomorrow on my preferred method.




« Last Edit: August 14, 2020, 10:36 PM by Cheese »

Offline Cheese

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #113 on: August 14, 2020, 10:57 PM »
Have you tried lifting the end of the wood up as you feed it into the planer?  This always worked for me, i would get very little snipe. You only need to do that until it is engaged in the outfeed roller then lift that edge until the wood exits the outfeed roller.

Ya Don I've tried a number of things to reduce snipe, most successful in varying degrees was lifting the end of the piece, only removing .015" (1/64") per pass and arranging the boards so that I could feed the boards continually, end to end so that only the first board  and the last board through the router had snipe.

I'm sure industrial Powermatics and their like don't have these issues. Unfortunately I don't have the space and sometimes this beast needs to be moved outside. That'd prove impossible with a 500# Powermatic.

Offline kevinculle

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #114 on: August 15, 2020, 09:54 AM »
Cheese I have been using my DW735 with Byrd head for 5 1/2 years (just checked amazon for the date) and I have not had to replace or rotate a single insert.  In that time I have run a lot of stock including hard maple, white oak, walnut and quite a bit of ipe.  Your insert issues are quite atypical in my experience.  I did use a torque wrench to verify each insert (I bought the smaller head that comes preloaded) after I installed the head.  I also have a Byrd on my jointer that's a bit older and I think I have rotated 2 inserts and replaced one cracked insert.

Offline grbmds

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #115 on: August 15, 2020, 10:07 AM »
Have you tried lifting the end of the wood up as you feed it into the planer?  This always worked for me, i would get very little snipe. You only need to do that until it is engaged in the outfeed roller then lift that edge until the wood exits the outfeed roller.

Ya Don I've tried a number of things to reduce snipe, most successful in varying degrees was lifting the end of the piece, only removing .015" (1/64") per pass and arranging the boards so that I could feed the boards continually, end to end so that only the first board  and the last board through the router had snipe.

I'm sure industrial Powermatics and their like don't have these issues. Unfortunately I don't have the space and sometimes this beast needs to be moved outside. That'd prove impossible with a 500# Powermatic.

I'm always interested in solutions for snipe but, for me, it only occurs sporadically. For the most part, I angle my infeed and outfeed tables at a slight angle so the outer edges are just slightly higher than the bed of the planer. I also put some upward pressure from underneath the board on the outfeed side. This seems to eliminate essentially all snipe (at least to the point that it isn't noticeble after final sanding and finishing) except once in awhile. The problem is that I am not really sure what causes the once in awhile snipe.
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #116 on: August 15, 2020, 11:22 AM »
@Cheese you're supposed to dig the railroad spike out of the wood BEFORE you run it through the planer!  [wink]

Bet you got a bad batch of inserts or something.

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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #117 on: August 15, 2020, 11:52 AM »
As for a torque wrench check out Holbren Precision Cutting Tool’s. $39.95 for a torque wrench already set to 45 inch pounds just for the shelix head cutter.  I found out about it from a guy named Ben Burnick of Chalkstone woodworking.
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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #118 on: August 15, 2020, 12:07 PM »
I still got snipe after installing the Shelix, but I realized it's really a function of the rollers on the 735.  The method I use now, which has eliminated it almost completely, is to plane the boards in a continuous sequence with no space in between them.  That means I also add sacrificial boards at the front and back ends -- I tend to just use 2x6 offcuts that I keep around just for that purpose.

Have you tried lifting the end of the wood up as you feed it into the planer?  This always worked for me, i would get very little snipe. You only need to do that until it is engaged in the outfeed roller then lift that edge until the wood exits the outfeed roller.

Ya Don I've tried a number of things to reduce snipe, most successful in varying degrees was lifting the end of the piece, only removing .015" (1/64") per pass and arranging the boards so that I could feed the boards continually, end to end so that only the first board  and the last board through the router had snipe.

I'm sure industrial Powermatics and their like don't have these issues. Unfortunately I don't have the space and sometimes this beast needs to be moved outside. That'd prove impossible with a 500# Powermatic.

I'm always interested in solutions for snipe but, for me, it only occurs sporadically. For the most part, I angle my infeed and outfeed tables at a slight angle so the outer edges are just slightly higher than the bed of the planer. I also put some upward pressure from underneath the board on the outfeed side. This seems to eliminate essentially all snipe (at least to the point that it isn't noticeble after final sanding and finishing) except once in awhile. The problem is that I am not really sure what causes the once in awhile snipe.
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: DW735 Planer and Byrd Shelix Head Cutter
« Reply #119 on: August 15, 2020, 12:12 PM »
Another thing I do to keep snipe waste to a minimum is that I do not trim the ends (usually sealed or painted) until the thicknessing process is done first.