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Thread: Delta Planer - DELTA 22-795X 15-inch\ 3 HP

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Southern, Illinois

    Delta Planer - DELTA 22-795X 15-inch\ 3 HP

    Sometimes the too good to be true are really true.

    I toasted my Delta 22-580 lunchbox planer about a week ago (7 years old) and needed to find another one as I have some projects due. I had my mind set on a larger 3hp model such as a grizzly or a jet when the time came, but timing was terrible right now. Wife and I have been paying out the noise lately on anything and everything (repairs, taxes, kids, etc.). I was going to feel pretty guilty even pulling the trigger on another portable one...that was until I found a 3HP delta for $575 new in the box!

    These guys buy over stock\pallet stuff. I think they had 5-6 more after I picked up mine today. I had to drive a 100 miles, but I think it was worth it. The catch is - its the power head only; there is no stand. They are still on the metal shipping pallets from Delta.

    Give them a call. Ask for Chris.

    Here is mine....2 hours out of the box.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    It's just a supersized benchtop planer. Nice snag, Doug.

    I also like the sign on your shop fridge door.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Great deal
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Wow what a deal.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    That looks like a heavy duty machine. Congrats!
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Southern, Illinois
    I hope to have it fired up tonight. I've got to pick up a few things to wire the outlet for this machine today.

    It was everything me and my buddy could do to put this thing on the bench. It's a monster. It's gotta weigh around 350 or so. Really looking forward to getting it fried up.


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    Nice find!
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    I've got that planer, on the metal stand, and it's a beast! It weighs around 400+ pounds, which makes it very solid, and it sure doesn't lack for power. It's a big step up from the lunch box variety.

    I bit the bullet a few years back and installed an Esta blade set in mine. It was expensive at the time, but has pretty much paid for itself after a few blade changes.

    A couple tips: 1. Pay attention to the height of the infeed and outfeed. If they're too low you'll get a lot of snipe. If you decide to keep it on the table, like you've pictured, a couple rollers on each end will be all you'll need.

    2. For very shallow cuts, a lunch box planer is actually better. The Delta has a serrated metal feed roller (not rubber like in the lunch boxes) and can actually leave grooved indents in the top surface of the stock if the cut is too shallow.

    That planer has been on the market for quite a while, and it's pretty much bulletproof. It'll take pretty much any reasonable job you throw at it. If you look at the TaiChi models, you'll find that nearly all of them were pirated from this design. That kinda says something about the original's reputation.
    Jim D.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Congrats. Great machine and great deal.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Hitchins, Kentucky (Northeastern part of the state.)
    Nice! Being limited to 110V in the shop stinks...

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