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Forum topic by RodNGun posted 02-18-2013 01:40 AM 1697 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RodNGun

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02-18-2013 01:40 AM

I rigged up a Wixey 510 DRO for my Powermatic 15HH today. The 510 is made for lunch boxes but I didn’t like the wire on the larger model (550) and Powermatic’s DRO looked crappy. So far it is gnat’s a** perfect, very pleased with this.


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runswithscissors

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 04:49 AM

I tried putting that one on my Jet JJP12-HH combo machine, but the 6 inch range just wouldn’t work (you have to lower the planer to 6” just to switch between functions—not enough slack, even though I’m unlikely to plane anything over 6”). So I swapped it for the remote redout version, and it works great. Especially useful when going back and forth between modes, as you can recover a planer setting in seconds—right down to the hundredth of an inch.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 04:58 PM

runswithscissors, how did you mount the remote readout Wixey to your Jet JJP-12-HH? I have the same machine.
Do you have photos? Advice? Thanks in advance.

-- Janet B

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 08:41 PM

I sent an email with photos. Hope it got through. Let me know if you didn’t get anything.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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runswithscissors

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 01:24 AM

I put the pickup (sliding part) on the far end of the machine because there was too much stuff on the infeed end (lever for drive rollers, etc.). I had to use a block of aluminum (any material that is stable and rigid would work). Required drilling and tapping into the cast iron table for the bolts. Not hard to do. Wixey warns about keeping the cable away from the motor, as the magnetism makes the digital go wild. I found out this is true when I tried running it beneath the planer table. So I ran it up from the slider, over, and down. I like the position of the readout itself on the front because I can see it while cranking the table up or down. Makes switch over from the jointer quick and repeatable.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 04:23 AM

Thanks for posting the your photos. I didn’t get an email with photos. It may have gone to junk mail and I accidentally deleted it. Want to try again?

-- Janet B

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