great little workhorse for the money

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Review by teenagewoodworker posted 12-24-2008 07:32 PM 3546 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got this planer a few months ago and since i got it i have been giving it a lot of work. i have probably run close to 200 bf through this planer and i am still on my first set of knives. which is good considering some of the woods i’ve put through it including hickory which is a demon to any blade. its is a nice little powerhouse though. it works wonderfully and has the power to take the full 1/16” off of any board with ease. it is very heavy duty too. i have stood on it before and it is solid as a rock. also one little detail that i really like is that the handle on the top spins. so when i am planing i can just reach over the planer grab the board and just by resting it on the handle roll it back over which is a very nice thing. the only complaint that i have and why i gave it 4 stars is because the blades are pretty soft. i have gotten plenty of nicks and dings in them over the past couple of months but nothing that a swipe with a handplane won’t fix. overall this is a solid planer and i would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for one.

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#1 posted 12-24-2008 07:36 PM

Thanks, Denis.

I have been thinking about replacing my Bridgewood planer and this gives me some insight into the Delta line.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-25-2008 12:28 AM

Denis, thats a nice review. I have the Delta 22-580 planer which is a great planer it leaves a great surface.

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#3 posted 12-25-2008 04:54 PM

Nice Review.


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#4 posted 12-26-2008 04:32 AM

A planer is one of my next purchases. Delta has a good reputation. I’m glad you like it, it is one of the choices on my list. We are near the point where some of these lunch box planers are getting upgraded helical cutterheads with carbide inserts. This really adds to the cost, but is well worth it in the long run as durability increases significantly. Plus, the individual carbide cutters have four sharp edges. There is also no set up, the cutters simply seat in the cutterhead in a fixed position. Just unscrew, rotate and retighten the individual cutter for a fresh edge. I have used equipment with this type of cutter on professional equipment for several years now and they truely work great. DeWalt already has an after market cutterhead available for it’s 13” planer.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#5 posted 12-26-2008 05:02 AM

ya i know a couple of people who have those cutterheads in planers and jointers. the people who work with a lot of figured woods. and they love them. said they never ever get tearout on them.

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#6 posted 01-23-2009 02:33 PM

Well we burnt one up. Wasn’t the planners fault just too much red oak threw it.
Went out and bought the 15 in Delta and there is a animal that just wont die.
Most important part for those long boards is the in and out table. Level so you
don’t get the dips. Also have a ENCO but it 115 volt 24 amps and runs just like
the Delta but eats up the electric. Small use the 12 in is good but small runs work well.
All day and all night it wont last.

-- Tommy, Pa,

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