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Forum topic by KTNC posted 07-28-2018 03:39 AM 508 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KTNC

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07-28-2018 03:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planer reference book delta model 22-560

Hello Lumberjocks:

I just bought my first planer. I’m looking for a good book on planer care and use.

It’s a Delta Model 22-560 12 1/2” Portable Planer. I got it for $75 via craigslist.

thanks, Kerry


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Rich

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#1 posted 07-28-2018 03:59 AM

Looks like you got a really good deal. There are not any books I know of on planers. The user guide will tell you everything you need to know about your specific machine:

http://www.mikestools.com/download/Delta-Planer-Owners-manuals/22-560.pdf

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#2 posted 07-28-2018 08:20 PM

Lots of results on youtube

Either buy or sharpen the blades. Chances are it needs it. There is a jig available for proper alignment of the blades that comes with the machine when it’s new. You might ask the seller if he has it.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 07-29-2018 10:00 AM

Lunchbox planers do not have as many adjustments as larger version planers. Mfg manual is one of best sources for information.
If you want learn more about general planer setup, the vintage machinery wiki has some good reference materials on planers.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#4 posted 07-29-2018 11:30 PM

A good one is Popular Mechanics “Jointer and Planer Fundamentals,” by Rick Peters. Hearst Books. try
www.popularmechanics.com. Lots of good information.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#5 posted 07-29-2018 11:34 PM

I have the same planer. It works well. If you need blades the porter cable ones at lowes work perfectly. Cant help on the manual as I bought mine used too

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#6 posted 07-30-2018 12:31 AM

Thanks Everyone!

I do have the manual: the seller provide it with the planer. I read through it all and began doing all the recommended adjustments and lubrication. I found the knives had one brand new edge. I just had to rotate them. They align on pins so no adjustments were needed. As far as usage though, the manual is almost useless – just a lot of safety warnings. I guess they figure you know how to use the planer (but unsafely) if you bought it. I’ve watched quite a few youtube videos already and even took an hands on class a couple months ago.

Based on runwithscissors recommendation I ordered a book by Rick Peters. This one is called “Jointers and Planers: How to Choose, Use and Maintain Them”. The description sounds a lot like the one recommended but Amazon had it for 1/4 the the price.

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#7 posted 07-31-2018 01:56 AM

I finished all the adjustments and lubrication today. I tested it out on a three foot section of 2×4. It worked great! I bought a jointer last summer and bought this planer a few days ago. In between, I’ve repaired, restored and rebuilt three radial arm saws. Today was the first time, I produced a stick of wood that is totally straight, square, flat and perpendicular. Like that Alan Jackson song says “No big deal, but it’s a gold star for me”

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