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Forum topic by woodworkingdrew posted 163 days ago 408 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodworkingdrew

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163 days ago

Does anyone have any experiences with the Delta Model 22-580 planer? I found the following on my local craigslist. Thanks!

I’m selling a 13”, two speed Delta planer, model 22-580, in great condition. It has new knives (three), a new belt and new power switch. As far as I know, there is nothing wrong with this unit, and it should serve you for years to come! $250.00 firm.

-- Andrew, California


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TechTeacher04

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#1 posted 163 days ago

I have no experience with that specific model, however i did get burned on a craigslist planer. Make sure you are able to get a good look at the condition of the feed rolls and the drive sprockets. The one i bought was all used up, just be cautious and look over the tool well before buying it. Delta did have some quality issues as the corporate owners changed several times. Quality is much better now, case in point the new unisaws.

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Mike67

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#2 posted 163 days ago

I’ve had that planer for years and its great. Really leaves a nice surface, even on most figured woods I’ve put through it. Mine has only ever needed blade changes – no belts or switches. So I wonder if the one you’re looking at has been ridden hard. I have to wonder why the seller is getting rid of it after putting those new parts into it.
If you decide to go for it, you’ll want the dust hood. It didn’t come with the planer so unless your seller has it you’ll have to find one. Also, the blades can be a little spendy but they’re not crazy. In a pinch, the 13-inchers from sears will fit.

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blackcherry

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#3 posted 163 days ago

Had one for years myself, performed very well. Had to change out the belt and change blades both very easy to perform. The manuals are online just incase. One draw back and the only one I can think of is it is very loud! It surfaces nicely leaving a real nice finish good luck…BC

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Nicky

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#4 posted 163 days ago

It is a nice little planer. Blackcherry noted the noise issue, the little bugger is loud. A dust hood would also be nice. Before I had a dust collector, I used a snow shovel to help cleanup.

The asking price is about half of new. As mentioned, give the unit a good check. If possible, bring a small plank to try it out. I don’t like “As far as I know, there is nothing wrong with this unit.” I’ve been burned by an ebay sale with this line in the description.

It’s worth the time to check it out. Walk away if you have any reservations.

-- Nicky

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woodworkingdrew

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#5 posted 163 days ago

Nicky- That one line was my big concern. I dont know if I can trust it. I’m thinking of just saving for a dewalt 734. Heard great things about that planer.

-- Andrew, California

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Nicky

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#6 posted 162 days ago

Then follow your instincts. I see you’ve posted a few questions about equipment. I’ve gone down the path of buying what’s available, or whats affordable and in the long run, wasted a lot of dollars. I would highly suggest doing your homework (reading reviews, specs etc…) and getting what you really want.

-- Nicky

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