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jeffswildwood

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11-02-2015 11:07 PM

I need a little advice about a planer. My Son found one for me in the back of the place he works. It’s a Delta model # 22-560 12 1/2 inch planer. Dirty and the switch has been removed. It has the switch but he said they had a nail between the two contactors where the switch attaches. Cutter bars look good. He brought it home for me to “test drive” and I plan to try tomorrow. The guy wants 100.00 dollars for it. Any comments or advice? What should I check. If I can get the original switch to work is this a decent deal?

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".


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#1 posted 11-02-2015 11:28 PM


I need a little advice about a planer. My Son found one for me in the back of the place he works. It s a Delta model # 22-560 12 1/2 inch planer. Dirty and the switch has been removed. It has the switch but he said they had a nail between the two contactors where the switch attaches. Cutter bars look good. He brought it home for me to “test drive” and I plan to try tomorrow. The guy wants 100.00 dollars for it. Any comments or advice? What should I check. If I can get the original switch to work is this a decent deal?

- jeffswildwood

Ehhhh, switch thing is creepy. Makes me wonder how they treated the planer when using it, and why it got thrown to the back of the shop. Check it out and make sure it moves through the entire range (up and down), the rollers must work smoothly and be good—no cracking or splits or alligator skin. If they have wood dust built up on them, I’d clean them before buying (Simple Green with a nylon scrubby works well, always unplug before cleaning—one of the few times I actually follow that instruction!). Must lock down perfectly. Blades need to be parallel to the bed.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#2 posted 11-02-2015 11:33 PM

That is about half of what I regularly see them for sale at. You should take a really good look at the blades to make sure they are not to badly dinged or chipped. A switch is pretty common to find. You can find parts online, i think “ereplacementparts” is whatba lot of people use, there is another delta oarts distributor that you could find using google, i cant think of it.

You should ask if he would take $75, if not, $100 would be a fair price if everything worked. Grab some pics of it and post it on here.

A new one with warranty is 350ish,

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 11-02-2015 11:39 PM

If it’s in good shape and works I would say it’s definitely worth it. Just be careful on you first test run, Don’t stand in front of it or behind it. just in case! And do everything the posts above mine said!

You can get a switch for around $10 here.
(See the right column) I believe it’s the right switch.
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/delta-22560-type-planer-parts-c-3275_3571_3579.html

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 11-02-2015 11:46 PM

By back of the shop I mean set up in a wood shop but not in use. He works for a printing company and the former owner of the company had a wood shop in the back. Raise and lower seem to work ok, a little stiff at first but got smoother as I worked it. Covered with dust, not saw dust, with a little saw dust inside. I looked up the switch and it runs @ 12.00 dollars. Not bad. A little corrosion on the top of the riser bars but no anywhere else. I’ll get some pics tomorrow of before cleaning and after. I have a few days to decide if I want it so I plan to try the cutter by running some wood through it if I can get temp power through the switch leads.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 11-02-2015 11:48 PM

woodshaver, that is good advice,

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 11-03-2015 12:48 AM

I’m kinda leery of the “nail between the contactors”. I will say that I have the 22-555 planer and love it. For $100, if it “drives” alright, I’d say that’s a fantastic deal. I would be pretty careful on the test drive though given the state of the switch. Switch is easily fixed/replaced if that’s the only problem though.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 11-03-2015 02:22 AM

Sounds like a good deal. Without seeing it, its hard to say for me. I would still offer a little less and feel him out. Good luck with the adventure. Try to post a couple pictures.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 11-03-2015 05:33 AM

I bought mine decades ago and it has served me well. I’ve been milling my own wood for almost 10 years so it gets a lot of use- mostly soft woods. Recently I changed the bearings and it’s smooth as silk again. It is one of the tools I always wear hearing protection with but if yours hasn’t been abused or left in the weather you should do ok. Run it through its paces first. knives are easy enough to find as well.

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splintergroup

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#9 posted 11-03-2015 04:08 PM

I have the same planer.

On top of what others have said, check the blade retainers (black bars over the blades). My blades have a tendency to pack sawdust underneath them which bends the blades and these retainers (along with producing a scallop cut in the wood). These are a maintenance item, not a make/break kind of issue, but they need to be in good shape (not bent) to get a good cut.

Overall, $100 is not bad if everything is in working shape (ask for $25 off for the switch). Not much to go wrong with this unit but if the rollers are shot, I’d pass.

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jeffswildwood

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#10 posted 11-03-2015 04:16 PM

How does one get to these blades and retainers?

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 11-03-2015 06:53 PM



How does one get to these blades and retainers?

- jeffswildwood


The blades are a consumable. I’ve even bought them at Lowes. The retainer bars I got online (ereplacementparts or somewhere)

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#12 posted 11-03-2015 06:55 PM

You remove the dust cover from the top back with two thumb screws and two bolts if it has the 4” DC hood. There is a lock on the left side you have to push down to rotate the cutter head but you should be able to get to the screws to remove the blades from there. A magnetic screwdriver makes getting the blades in and out a lot easier.

I found the manual here. http://wiki.hive13.org/images/c/c6/22-560_manual.pdf

Hope this helps.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#13 posted 11-03-2015 07:20 PM

I tried to find your model Scott but could only find the 580 model on YouTube. I think the blade change is the same. Maybe someone that knows more about this would chime in here.
Check out this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHXQ1fJdyPM

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#14 posted 11-03-2015 07:56 PM


You remove the dust cover from the top back with two thumb screws [snip]
- Richard H

Doh!.

My mind ignored the ‘to’. Big difference and of course Richard is absolutely correct…

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Richard

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#15 posted 11-03-2015 08:53 PM

Well if you follow all the advice you got here and everything works as it should and you get nice smooth cuts and very little snipe , I think we are going to be saying YOU SUCK very soon. :) That’s a good thing you know.

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