A couple of years ago, I purchased a Dewalt 735 planer to replace my tired and worn Bridgewood Lunch Box planer. The Dewalt has features not found in the early model bench top machines and I love it. If there could be one improvement, it would be the location of the chip exhaust port. When the chip collection hose is attached, it constantly gets tangled with pieces moving on the outfeed table. I normally use a bungee cord to tie back the hose.
Then a light bulb went on....
I had a 4" x 90° elbow in my collection of dust collector pieces. All that was needed was a method of mating the Dewalt port to the elbow. A piece of wood should work fine.
Starting with a piece of 2x material paper glued to a faceplate on the lathe..
Turn the outside diameter to fit the inside of the elbow and the center to fit over the Dewalt chip port.
Drill the spring button hole and cut the capture pin track...
Separate the piece from the faceplate, at the paper joint...
Cleanup the inside at the oscillating spindle sander and do a little modification to prevent the piece from pressing against the planers plastic housing and attach the elbow to the wooded bushing with some short screws..
Works great. Out of pocket costs $0.00!
Now what can I do with that old bungee cord?!?