LumberJocks

How to zero DRO on a planer?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Loren posted 10-23-2013 12:32 AM 589 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Loren's profile

Loren

7580 posts in 2306 days


10-23-2013 12:32 AM

I took my DRO off my drum sander and installed it on my planer.

I can zero it on the drum sander but the planer only goes down
to 1/4” or so.

Is there a way to zero these things to planers or do I have to
work to relative accuracy?

-- http://lawoodworking.com


8 replies so far

View cutmantom's profile

cutmantom

283 posts in 1693 days


#1 posted 10-23-2013 12:51 AM

Plane a piece of wood, zero the dro then insert a piece of planed wood between the end of the dro and the machine,not sure about this as I don’t know how your dro is set up

View Handtooler's profile

Handtooler

1085 posts in 791 days


#2 posted 10-23-2013 12:54 AM

Can you place a known 2” block on the table and raise the table to touch the cutter at its edge then get the Digital Readout to read 2”; then all thinner planed material down to the planners thinest 1/4” should read accurately. Is this correct?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

View Loren's profile

Loren

7580 posts in 2306 days


#3 posted 10-23-2013 01:17 AM

Yeah, I’m not sure if there’s a way to input “2” into the thing after
it’s zeroed or cleared. That’s the question I guess. I can zero it
at 2” but I don’t know how to then bump the reading up to
2.00”.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

View Handtooler's profile

Handtooler

1085 posts in 791 days


#4 posted 10-23-2013 04:03 AM

Then use a 1” block and zero; then you can always subract 1” mentally from its reading and you should be right on. For example 1 will be stock at 5/8” thick. Will this help?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

View Loren's profile

Loren

7580 posts in 2306 days


#5 posted 10-23-2013 05:02 AM

That may be what I have to do.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

View Fred Hargis's profile

Fred Hargis

1796 posts in 1152 days


#6 posted 10-23-2013 12:43 PM

I’ve got a Wixey on mine and the method cutmantom described is what I do.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, we sent 'em to Washington.

View PaulDoug's profile

PaulDoug

558 posts in 362 days


#7 posted 10-23-2013 01:39 PM

You might go to the Wixey site and look at the online manual for one of their planer gauges. It may apply for mounting and calibrating the one you have.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

View SASmith               's profile

SASmith

1593 posts in 1646 days


#8 posted 10-23-2013 11:03 PM

This thread discusses an install that is capable of being zeroed.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase