|Review by Cato||posted 11-15-2010 01:29 AM||3826 views||1 time favorited||25 comments|
- Wixey Digital Planer Readout with Fractions Model 510
- Brand: Wixey | Category: Measuring Tools
I bought this Wixey planer readout a few months ago when it was on sale for $40, normally i think it is priced around $70.
Had I known how nice it would work and how much time it would save when milling boards I probably would have gotten it sooner, though I am glad I waited to get the one with decimals and fractions displayed.
It was easy to mount on the DW735 planer by just following the part of thedirection sheet for this particular planer.
I have used this digital read out since early summer and the more I use it the more I appreciate it, especially when you come up short on wood and have to mill to match what you have already done.
Measure with a caliper or use the measuring feature on the digital read out match the number up and your board matches up very darn close. Not always perfect but close enough
This picture shows a board that I forgot to mill after I had done about 18 bd ft of white oak today.
I have had some boards that have matched completely flush edge to edge and other boards that were nearly so, but I think part of that depends on how well you did your job on the jointer.
One of the nicest things is that you don’t have to stop the planer after each pass. Once you finish the first pass you can watch the digital read out and lower the planer head and feed the board in again, and that really is a time saver.
So all in all I can not find anything irritating or hard to use with this digital readout, so I am giving it 5 stars for ease of use, accuracy, and repeatability, all things you want when you plane wood.