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Project by grub32 posted 03-29-2010 03:45 AM 2673 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I first have to say thank you to Unisaw2 for the idea to mount this on the planer and the info on how to do it…Maybe some day I will come up with an original thought and be able to share it with you.

I realize that this is not woodoworking project but a very useful idea to share. Once I put it all together and started running wood through…it was dead on with my calipers.

I highly recommend this setup,

Thanks Again,


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#1 posted 03-29-2010 03:59 AM

Nice job on the planer.

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#2 posted 03-29-2010 04:45 AM

Nice work.
Does it work with any benchtop thicknesser? I have JWP-12 Thickness Planer, I wanted to install one if possible. Thanks.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-29-2010 11:25 AM

I have the same set-up on my 12 1/2” Delta planner and you are right – it’s dead on accurate.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 03-29-2010 11:29 AM

nice addition.

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#5 posted 03-29-2010 12:09 PM

It is actually designed to run on the little guys…I just bolted on the angle iron and attached it to that and it is working great. Check out their website to see what it will work on.


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#6 posted 03-29-2010 12:52 PM

I should also mention that this gauge is on sale at hartville tool for 49.99….A great deal.


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#7 posted 03-29-2010 04:26 PM

Good way to help make an older planer have all the fancy new features. LOVELY!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#8 posted 05-14-2010 05:16 AM

nice gadget for preparing your stock with numeric control

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#9 posted 06-16-2010 06:32 AM

I also installed one in my Craftsman 13” planer.
Real easy to install with the instructions provided.

I like the fact that where a hole is supposed to be drilled the respective properly sized drill bit was included with the kit.

I realize this is post is not in the reviews area but I give it 5 stars.

I would recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their thickness planer usability.

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#10 posted 01-17-2011 08:23 PM

That’s a very clever trick to ensure your timber end up with the correct dimensions. Sometimes simple is best. Thanks for sharing the idea.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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