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Forum topic by rustfever posted 03-25-2015 11:19 PM 918 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2015 11:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer traditional question

I have a Powermatic 20” planer of approximately 1990 vintage. Works great. But I have no off-feed [out-feed] table. The Powermatic planer has a fixed [elevation] head and the in-feed table is adjustable.

I have seen several automatically adjustable off-feed tables that are attached firmly to the in-feed table. When the in-feed table is raised or lowered, the out-feed table automatically follows.

The best way to describe the attached out-feed table is to call it an ‘X’ that permanently attaches to the machine at the adjustable table and to the fixed base of the planer. When height adjustments are made, the new out feed table follows accurately to the new elevation.

But how is it made? What are the critical measurements? Where can I find plans and/or technical assistance?

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 11:47 PM

made 2 over the years
don’t have any pics of either

two tables with legs
one upside down attached to the machine base
(so it doesn’t move )
the other attached to the out-feed side of the planer table
(drill thru both and bolt together the top one to the planer table)
run some cables down to some small grooved
wheels in the leg of the upside down one at the base
(they got some for clotheslines with a bolt hole in them)
and across it to the outboard legs each side at the bottom too
of the lower table and up to another set at the top off them

the cable goes from the machine end of the upper table (fixed with cable dogs)
down and around and over to the other lower wheels
and up and over the top outboard wheels
and back down to the bottom of the upper table legs
where you have a turnbuckle to adjust the outboard upper table height
till it is straight thru with the planer table
each side can be adjusted so it is level and also not tilted
make the top table to fit inside the bottom table legs
so they don’t bang into each other
and the length so the top table can go up and down
without the legs hitting the floor

when you raise or lower the planer table
the cables do their rounds
and lift or lower the upper end of the top table
to stay with the planer table

give me a shout if this is too confusing
i’ll do a drawing and post it for you

simple huh

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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