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A few days ago, my reliable old Delta 12" planer gave up the ghost. It just died. COD unknown, pending autopsy.

After considering all the features that I wanted in a new one, costs, and user reviews, I settled on a new 13" Delta.
Yesterday, the new one arrived.

I spent most of the day unpacking, reading the manual and and modifying the stand to accept the larger footprint. Ran a few pieces of mesquite through.
First impressions:
1. Lotta plastic
2. Lotta cut depth indicators. (4) One on the cutter head handle, one at the infeed, one with a cursor on the front, and one that's really a stop at preselected depths of cuts.
3. Even with the plastic, it's HEAVY. Definitely not a portable machine for this old man!
4. The cutter head raises and lowers sooo smoothly.
5. The DC attachment is a VERY welcome add on..
6. Out of the box, the tables were aligned to perfection.
7. The three knife cutter head leaves an awesomely smooth surface.
8. Not as noisy as the old one. Of, course that observation is tempered by the fact that the old one was going through it's death throes.
Pictures of the stand mods and planer features to follow.
I know the mourning process was unseemly short, but then, I did go through those 7 stages of grief really quick.

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Hi Gene:

What model was the old one? Do we have a manual for it? I have some manuals for the Deltas but I'm aware that I'm missing models. Did it have two screws or four? Probably 2 knives, 15 amp, 3/32 maximum depth of cut, up to 6" capacity and single speed. That sounds like the TP300.

Comments on both machines would be appreciated. Can you send me a PM so I can include them in my comparison?

How was snipe on the old one? The new one?

Any other information would be appreciated. Especially interested in snipe and adjusting feed rollers.

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It's probably noisier than the old one, but using the old one made you deaf.

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It's probably noisier than the old one, but using the old one made you deaf.
Ron, ya gotta speak up!

Here's two pics of the planer and my mods. #1 shows the extensive modification of the old planer's stand. A piece of 3/4" ply to accommodate the larger footprint of the new planer.
#2 is the wheelie thingie that allows me to move the planer and stand. I just step on the "L", tilt it towards me and wheel it away.
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A few days ago, my reliable old Delta 12" planer gave up the ghost. It just died. COD unknown, pending autopsy.


5. The DC attachment is a VERY welcome add on......
I'm interested in this planer. Any more thoughts since you started using it?

Thanks!
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I'm interested in this planer. Any more thoughts since you started using it?

Thanks!
Hi Doug:

There are two parts to the answer. Part II Gene will provide. Part I is here:

http://www.routerforums.com/woodwork...tml#post231367

It contains a comparison of the various brands of the same machine and how they compare.

Note that this "class" of planer is subject to snipe. There is an explanation of what is causing it and potential methods of "adjusting" to it.

Next, there are links to the various manuals either on the forum or online. Read a few to become familiar with this "class" of planer.

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Doug,
I've run probably 5-600 linear ft. of 6" wide oak, walnut and mesquite, all 24" or less in length. I'm impressed with the smooth finish, the lack of snipe and the really great dust collection. The 4 different gauges for judging the depth of cut are superfluous, in my opinion. Others may disagree.
All in all it is a definite upgrade to the old 12" that died.
Hope this has been of some help.

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Hi Allthumbs,

Thanks for the PDF. I didn't see the summary you referred to in your other post. Was it in the other part you mentioned?

Thanks!
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Hi Gene,

Did I miss the model number of the new planer? And that is the "DC attachment" you referred to?

Many thanks....
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Hi Gene,

Did I miss the model number of the new planer? And that is the "DC attachment" you referred to?

Many thanks....
Doug,
It's the 22-590.
The dust collector attachment is a customer installed replacement for the chip chute. It accepts a 4" hose from a DC. It is a no charge accessory. Works great!

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