|Forum topic by Darin Starr||posted 11-06-2014 01:49 PM||1486 views||1 time favorited||4 replies|
11-06-2014 01:49 PM
I recently picked up my first planer, a 10 year old (or so) Delta 12.5” bench top device off Craigslist. I found some nice plans online for a table (ideally mounted on top of a cabinet) that allows for adjustable elevation of the ends to reduce/eliminate snipe.
What I’m wondering is this: what’s an optimal length of such a base cabinet if the planer will be permanently (well, relatively) fixed to the top? The table plans indicate a 60” length from end to end, I’m just wondering if there’s any benefit to going any longer? As we all know, more storage is never a problem and whatever size the base cabinet needs to be, I’ll be partitioning it some way to maximize the use of space.