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A must for Delta portable planers

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Review by Kevin posted 977 days ago 2492 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not going to go into great detail here on this review.

Ordered one from amazon.com yesterday and it arrived this morning. Replacing the original shroud with this one was a brease, took about 1 minute if that.

I did however drill two holes in the bottom left/right of the shroud and into the planer to make it more sturdy. Hooked up a 6.5hp shop vac to it and planed some boards. Taking 1/16 – 1/8 off each pass the shop vac didn’t leave any chips/dust behind. For $25 dollars this is a must for the planer.

Overall very satisfied.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY




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#1 posted 977 days ago

I only ran my Delta planner once before I bought one of these. It catches so much of the shavings, so little are left to hit the floor. A good buy… if you have a dust collector

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#2 posted 977 days ago

I have a Porter-Cable TP305 which is a rebadged Delta and accepts this shroud. I concur 100%, its a great accessory. I added an HVAC elbow to the DC hose wouldn’t droop near/on the workpiece.

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#3 posted 977 days ago

Kevin, this is a nice review. I agree with you that this is a necessity for running the planer unless you want to drag it outside whenever it is being used. I put one of these on my Delta planer and, as you said, it handles the dust/chips well.

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#4 posted 977 days ago

Why, exactly, do you need this?
You can see my dust collection to the right, leaning against the shelves.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#5 posted 976 days ago

I have a Delta planer that I had to purchase a chute for but I’m not all that impressed w/ mine.

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#6 posted 976 days ago

I have a Delta planer that I had to purchase a chute for but I’m not all that impressed w/ mine.

Here is a link to Amazon just in case anyone is curious.

Darn double post anyway…..

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#7 posted 976 days ago

Yes, I bought the chute for my Delta… and like you said, it works well. I’m not convinced that my planer works all that well, but the chute keeps the chips at bay.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#8 posted 976 days ago

Interesting. I have the Dewalt, and it doesn’t use a chute unless you want to blow chips into a bag (without a dust collector).

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#9 posted 975 days ago

Nailbanger, that’s about what it looked like in my shop after I planed some boards.
I’m pleased so far with it. I don’t get all the dust and chips flying in my hair, eyes and mouth now, lol.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#10 posted 975 days ago

Thanks for the review, Kevin. I know that you took my comment the way it was intended. How many gallons is your shop vac? When I hook my little 5 gal. bucket sized vac up to my jointer, it’s full after 2-3 5 ft. boards, so I know I would have to upgrade to use the chute.

And yes, I wear my respirator when I plane.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#11 posted 974 days ago

Anytime. I think my sv is 6-8 gal not sure. It can’t do but 3-4 boards on the jointer and sometimes not even that. Just can’t handle it, but it does very nice on the planer though which I was surprised.

Looking into finding a used DC in the next few months :)

That’s a wise choice to wear one. I should have wore one myself.

Thanks,

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#12 posted 974 days ago

I used a little 1HP dust collector I picked up from Harbor Freight to collect my chavings. It worked great for one tool at a time. I since have replaced it wita b bigger Grizzly DC. I have the little HF dc for sale if anyone is interested.

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