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Forum topic by jamfu posted 12-12-2015 11:55 AM 479 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-12-2015 11:55 AM

I picked up the delta 22-650 for a song basically, but had to put new knives in it. i got them within .02” left to right for a full width cut, but I want to get them as perfect as possible. i have the manual, but i am looking for a knife setting gage for it. i bought a little magnetic deal which is too small for the cutter head diameter, so i used my eyeball and a set of feeler gages. I am wondering if anyone has the factory gage they could part with , or recommend something better that will fit properly.
Thanks
Jim


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#1 posted 12-12-2015 12:14 PM

A fellow over at Sawmillcreek posted this a couple years ago as a solution to his 22-650. Said it knocked his blade setting time down to about 30 minutes, perfect across the 13” run. Move the motor, take off the chip cover, and set the blades. I don’t know.

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/145729/small-planer-knife-jig-set.aspx

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#2 posted 12-12-2015 01:25 PM

I’m guessing the gauge you bought is actually made for the benchtop models, that’s why it’s too small. The one Paul linked would be much more suitable. You can get a pair for $66 from the 'zon. One other option would be to make your own, Bob Vaughn shows one in this video. He’s quite an expert on these tools.

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#3 posted 12-12-2015 02:00 PM

I like the idea of making my own for two reasons .. im cheap and like building stuff. but i think ill just buy these Thanks guys
Jim

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#4 posted 12-13-2015 01:34 PM

I picked these up.. they technically “work” but are basically junk. The scales on them are for the most part useless, do not index to zero, and the graduations on the scales are not precision enough to set a knife without getting lucky. each graduation is a .015” jump. so you have got guess how far between the marks you are on each one. Ill definitely be returning them.


A fellow over at Sawmillcreek posted this a couple years ago as a solution to his 22-650. Said it knocked his blade setting time down to about 30 minutes, perfect across the 13” run. Move the motor, take off the chip cover, and set the blades. I don t know.

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/145729/small-planer-knife-jig-set.aspx

- Tennessee


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#5 posted 12-13-2015 01:55 PM

Sorry about the bum lead – I didn’t know and just ran with what the fellow on Sawmillcreek said.

It sound like you are setting up the blades to the cylinder they mount in, or are you thinking in terms of the relationship of the blades to the table below them, where the piece would be flowing through?

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#6 posted 12-13-2015 03:08 PM

Just the blades it the cutter head. But the real correct way to do it is both. I’m not too concerned with what the height reading says on the planer. As long as i get a good surface. Yeah you didn’t know. And you would think that they would be somewhat close for repeatability. But unfortunately like the ever increasing majority of products. Quality is compromised cost is increased and usability is diminished

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#7 posted 12-13-2015 03:31 PM

There is a better set sold by Woodstock that isn’t much more expensive. It’s not adjustable, but is scaled for 2.5” to 4” diameter cutter heads. Being fixed, it may do a better job for you.

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#8 posted 12-13-2015 04:32 PM

those look like winners to me..


There is a better set sold by Woodstock that isn t much more expensive. It s not adjustable, but is scaled for 2.5” to 4” diameter cutter heads. Being fixed, it may do a better job for you.

- Fred Hargis


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