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Forum topic by sonnyr posted 07-30-2012 01:40 AM 3789 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sonnyr

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07-30-2012 01:40 AM

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I have inhereted by dad’s Delta planer RC-33 model 22-650, circa 1986. He really used it and I have been trying to aclimate myself to it’s little settings. I have run some boards through it and used a caliper to see how even both edges of the board were. There was a .005 to .010 of an inch difference between the edges. I went to the instruction manual to see what could be done. After adjusting the : feed roll tension; height of outfeed roll; table rollers; cutterhead parallel to table; and the cutterhead knives I still am about .005 out from the right side to the left side. Am I just being an anal novice woodworker , or is this acceptable for accurate woodworking?

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#1 posted 07-30-2012 03:03 AM

I’d say 0.005 is acceptable.

(You didn’t say what width board you tested it with, so I assumed it was close to the maximum. If you’re seeing that difference on a narrow board, then that could be a problem.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 07-30-2012 03:14 AM

This is a 13” width planer, but I have been planing 6 to 7” boards.

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 03:33 AM

5 thou over 7” is probably as good as you can expect. That is 1/3 of a 64th of an inch, which is an error a lot of woodworkers stuggle to stay within. My guess is quite a bit of the error is still in the setting of the knives, as it is very easy to be off a little there.

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#4 posted 07-31-2012 04:12 AM

Thanks MonteCristo for the input. I have been looking at replacing the knives because of the job done to them during what appears to be a resharpening. I was hoping to arouse some owners of this model Delta planer to get their input/experiences. I am also planning on installing on a Wixey digital readout. Does anyone have input on this? The Wixey site shows an example of this installation.
Again I am new to this website and a woodworking wannabe.

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#5 posted 07-31-2012 12:01 PM

You might take a look at the videos here.

Bob is a former FWW shop foreman and editor and does a great job in explaining the set up procedures.

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#6 posted 07-31-2012 12:19 PM

I have the 15” version of that planer (pretty much identical except for width of cut) and put a Wixey on mine. It did take some fabrication using easy to manage aluminum stock, but it works very well. The Wixey used to have pics of a planer that had the table move up/down for depth of cut. Putting it on the Delta planer is a little different since the head is what moves up/down. Still not too hard, though. When you go to replace the knives you need some kind of gauge to set them…the factory isn’t great but can be used…I hope you have that with the planer.

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