|Review by unisaw2||posted 02-17-2010 10:26 PM||6812 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
- Wixey Digital Planer Readout with Fractions Model 510
- Brand: Wixey | Category: Measuring Tools
Wixey Digital Planer Readout with Fractions Model WR510
Bought from Amazon: $58.99
This readout is designed for portable planers, see below for this custom installation.
The angled display, and auto shut-off are nice features.
Love the fraction measurements. Accuracy is: fractions=1/32, decimal=.005in(~1/128). It is great to set the machine to get a 9/16” cut.
I also really like the calibration feature. Once calibrated it will show the exact dimension of the planed board. Can be quickly set up with the standard bed, or with a second bed (I use the second bed for thin material)
Although this readout is for Portable planers, with a little work, I was able to mount it to my Powermatic 15HH.
To install, I tapped a 1/4”x20 screw to the planer bed. Then used that screw to mount an aluminum ‘L’ bracket to the bed.
I then mounted another vertical 14-1/2” ‘L’ bracket to the first bracket. The Wixey is mounted to the 14-1/2” bracket with double faced tape. (although there are also provisions for screws)
A 1/8” x 2” plate, behind the main switch, at the top of the planer connects to the readout.
Overall it took about 2 hours to install.
Still have a couple of fine tuning issues to do. The analog scale needs to be adjusted to read right, and I will eliminate the tape and use screws to mount the Wixey to the angle bracket.
-- JJ - Northern Illinois