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Forum topic by dustycajun posted 03-13-2017 04:57 PM 514 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dustycajun

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03-13-2017 04:57 PM

Looking to purchase wixey wr550 for my 15 inch planer, has anyone had any exp with this unit, is it accurate and worth the investment.

-- klcrd


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Madmark2

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#1 posted 03-13-2017 05:08 PM

Yes, yes, and yes.

My shop is all digital:

Including the rules, miter gauge and rip fence – incra.

M

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Rich

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#2 posted 03-13-2017 05:29 PM

I have the WR510, which is a direct-mount to the planer. It is so accurate, the only time I take calipers to the board is to set the starting height for the cutter head.

I also have the remote readout for my router lift, so I can vouch that the remote design works.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#3 posted 03-13-2017 05:45 PM

I have an iGaging version that works great. I just bought it instead of the Wixey because of cost. The Wixey would have been much easier to install. I own several different Wixey digital gauges – height gauge, jointer setting gauge, and angle cube – and find their products to be excellent.

A digital readout on a planer is an excellent addition and a no-brainer for me.

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

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#4 posted 03-13-2017 11:15 PM

I have had the WR550 for 6 years and love it. I never measure the thickness after planing because of it’s accuracy.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2478

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#5 posted 03-13-2017 11:38 PM

Like what everyone else says…it’s great and worth it.

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#6 posted 03-14-2017 12:08 AM

I use a TP1300, always 100% accurate.

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#7 posted 03-14-2017 04:16 AM

Love my Wixey’s. I use the 550 and the tablesaw one too.

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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 03-14-2017 02:12 PM

I have one on my Delta 15”, and while it was a bit of fabrication to get it installed I wouldn’t give it up for anything. Extremely accurate, adn allows me to go back to a setting and match board thickness perfectly.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#9 posted 03-14-2017 02:33 PM

Interesting -

The Wixey website gives good info on what type of machine can use each of their products.
For use on portable planers, including the Dewalt 735, they indicate the 510 model is the one to get.
.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#10 posted 03-14-2017 04:14 PM



Interesting –

The Wixey website gives good info on what type of machine can use each of their products.
For use on portable planers, including the Dewalt 735, they indicate the 510 model is the one to get.
.

- jimintx


Oops, sorry…you are correct. The one I used is the 510.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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