Well as they say in places where cricket is played "Rain stopped play" today in my shop. Well not quiet the rain but my DW735 told me it had enough of the abuse and broke.
It all started with me needing to prepare some raw cherry boards to glue up as draw fronts on the router table.
Given my jointer is out of action i decided what better way to get to warm up than take my No7 and flatten one side on the bench.
With that process completed in short course i did not stop to check the overall thickness of the board . (totally my fault once again act in haste repent at your leisure. )
So everything started out fine as i sent the board through the planer for thickening and boom the board gets stuck. Quickly tried to increase the thickness to release the board and got it out.
Then knocked off the extra thickness with the No 7 and tried to put it through planner again. Cutters roared into action but there was no roller drive taking place.
Unplugged and raised the table and then tried it again to see if the rollers were turning. no such luck.
Unplugged again and took side covers off and what do you know found the problem
One of the roller drive sprockets had snapped in half. Whats interesting to note is that this is kind of like a sintered steel material dont look like it was a defect in fact looks as though its cast and chosen this way as a means of protecting the gears and the machine.
Found the replacement at Ereplacement parts
They only cost $4.77 which is what makes me say they cast.
I am not complaining its totally my dumb actions that caused the problem but while i am at it given this is only $4.77 i thought i would check in here and see if anyone can recommend any other bits and pieces the have had to replace on theirs during the course of use.
I know about blades and i have thought of the belt but the belt is $38 so i think rather than have that lying around for the just in case i pass on that.
But any other bits people have found have given way for whatever reason. ?
Cool thing is the easy access and Ereplacement also has some tips to check on at the bottom which i have already done. nothing else jammed up in my case.