New Oliver 4420 breakin digital readout gauge

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Forum topic by bons posted 06-27-2015 01:58 PM 560 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2015 01:58 PM

I am still learning how to operate my new Oliver 16” planer. I have been trying to figure out the digital gauge that came with the planer. I got thru that all right but now can’t get device to zero out. Took the battery out to accomplish and now the gauge won’t turn back on. Judging by the size of the battery (LR 44 watch size battery) it won’t last long especially since Oliver tells you not to turn off since then you will have “recalibrate” the gauge. Not sure who makes this gauge but seems user unfriendly. My question is this. Can I just go ahead and install a Wixey 510 used on portable planers like the Dewalt 735? I know the principle is different for fixed planers in that the bed moves up and down rather than the opposite. It would seem I would just need the gauge since the rest of the assembly is already installed on the planet? Thx.


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#1 posted 06-27-2015 03:02 PM

I don’t see any reason you could not install a completely separate gauge unit. I doubt that you could change the electronic display and keep the sliding scale part the same. I would (unfortunately) expect that each manufacturer would make their sliding scale different so they would not be compatible with the competition.

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#2 posted 06-28-2015 05:08 AM

Wixey makes a digital gauge for stationary planers. Works well.

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