|Forum topic by twowheel||posted 07-21-2011 03:12 AM||10314 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-21-2011 03:12 AM
I’m a first timer on this site, so this is bound to be clunky. Just picked up a Delta DC-33 Planer (Model 22-660) from my local auction house for $400.00. Machine shows signs of very little use and the motor decal shows that it originated from Pittsburgh Pa. Came with stand, front and back feed tables and a mobile base. The instruction manual is dated 04/20/91. I mill all of my lumber and I’m hoping this will be a nice upgrade over my Dewalt 733.
Ran my 240 volt line and started her up, she sounds good. Before I run her through her paces, I want to make sure everything is tuned and lubricated.
The manual calls for the gear box oil to be changed using a special gear oil from Delta. Has anyone used a gear oil other than Delta’s recommendation and can anyone tell me what the oil capacity is?
I would like to hear about your experience (pros or cons) with this machine if you have owned one. Don’t have room for 2 planers, and I’d like to find a good home for the Dewalt if the Delta is a keeper.
-- Rog; part time woodworker, part time biker, full time family man and living life