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Posted on Delta 12 1/2 portable planner 22-560

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#1 posted 10-08-2012 01:19 AM

My pair o’ peso’s… I don’t have a 22-560 but I do have a 22-580. A bit different but still in the nearby realm.

My thoughts?

A 1/16” cut is wayyyyyyyyy to much for any lunch box planer. I try to take the minimum needed to make the board go through. If your motor slows down, your taking too much cut. Why is it so hard to take small cuts for so many people? This isn’t a table saw, it’s a planer…. If you tried to take off a 1/16” cut through a 6” board with a table saw with a universal motor, you would be having the same problems, provided you could make a full cut.

My 22-580 makes nearly perfect cuts every time BUT! You have to have a piece of wood that is long enough to contact the roller on each end every time.

Don’t let snipe scare you….. The majority of the planers you bring home from the store are going to be misaligned. It’s your job to figure out why and fix it. Just like aligning a table saw.

this ain’t rocket surgery… it’s more like a flu shot!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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