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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 04-03-2019 12:02 AM

The original post was 14 months ago, necro thread….

FWIW – there appear to be TWO different pinion gears used on various 15” planer models, as there have been two major clone mfg of this style planer. Been digging into the 15” planers a lot lately with a recent Delta DC-380 and Powermatic 15 rebuild.

According to info gleaned from shellix conversion threads, where people find they need a new pinion due wear issues:
Appears the Jet 15”, Shop Fox 15” Grizzly g1021, Powermatic #15 (all with moving table), use same handed pinion gear (and same gear box). Can get replacement pinion from Grizzly, Jet, or Powermatic parts online (Jet/Powermatic come from same WMH warehouse run by jet parts) that will work.
The Delta DC-380 15” planers, and the Grizzly G0453 use a different handed hellix pinion gear. This type can only be had from Grizzly.
Sorry I forgot which type is right hand hellix, and which is left hand hellix. If you search for the above list of 15” planers for pinion gear, instead exact part number; you can find the same threads I found with the above information.

Just trying to help close this topic, as there are parts available for both types online.

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