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Quick, Easy, and Cheap.

Oh yeah, and it is very functional. I bought this 12" Delta planer off of CL for $100. No tables, blades knicked up. The other side of the blades were mint though and he gave me 3 (yeah, it's a 2 blade cutterhead) extra sharpened blades. Oiled it up and set the blades and it worked just fine, besides no tables. He said he bought it new in '94, I don't think that he read the manual.

I bought three packs of four (twelve total) leveling furniture feet. I found a 15" x 3/4" x 97" piece of shelving sides in the damaged panel area at Menards, no price tag, sales associate asked me if $2 was ok. Sure! Besides things I already had I'm only $8 into these.

I used yellow birch as the stretchers on the bottom, three per table, I put two feet in each one. Each table is 3' long by about 16" wide. I used my 4' level to level each one. They are not attached to the planer, they are free standing but I did use a tie-down around the bases and around the planer with moderate tension to keep them from vibrating away.

It stayed put and level while I put several boards through it, I cannot see or feel and snipe and it leaves a pretty nice finish.

It stores easily without taking up much space in my small shop area.

All comments welcome, thanks for looking!

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Very well done! I used ply on mine and have to deal with the increase friction/drag that causes over having a laminate top surface. Cool!
 

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great infeed and outfeed tables.nice score on the planer!!!
 

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Great work and ingenuity
 
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