Wixey WR550 on Jet JJP-12

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Forum topic by RyRat posted 12-19-2014 08:46 PM 1831 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2014 08:46 PM

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I wanted to share my install for anyone else thinking about a digital planer readout for the JJP-12. It took me a while to figure out where and how to install it. The only thing I needed other than what came in the Wixey package was a 12” piece of aluminum flat bar. So far It doesn’t seem to be in the way for any other operation.

-- If you are flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit. -Mitch Hedberg

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#1 posted 12-20-2014 08:47 AM

I felt the “business” end of the JJP-12 was already a bit cluttered with levers, wheels, etc. so I put the sensor on the far end, and only the readout on the front end. I ran the cable around the outside of the back. Tried running it through the slot under the planer table, but it was too close to the magnetic field of the motor which made the readout go crazy. It works fine the way I have it. The Wixey makes it very quick to recover the planer setting when switching back and forth between functions.

I plan to put labels, “planer” and “jointer,” above and below the belt engaging lever on the left so I can remember which position it needs to be in for the operation I’m doing. I don’t use it everyday, and it’s easy to forget. On one or two occasions I’ve wondered why the feed rollers weren’t working (DUH!) Someone else raised that question a while back in a thread, and I suggested that he might be having the same problem. He never answered back.

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 01:12 AM

I saw your pictures on another post. I though about doing it that way but decided to keep all the clutter on one end. If it ends up not working out so well, I will move it to the other end.

I’m glad I’m not the only one that had the problem remembering to move the lever. Usually I forget to release the lever when putting it back into jointer mode. A label might be a good idea.

Thanks for the feedback!

-- If you are flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit. -Mitch Hedberg

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