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    Planer Operation Question -

    This maybe a silly question, but do the larger 3HP planers not have positive stops on them? My old lunchbox\portable planer had a great positive stop on it. I would just set it at 3/4" and rock and roll until the head bumped up against the stop. On this new Delta 22-790, I have to keep an eye on the progress of each board. With a positive stop all boards were identical thickness, but this having to dial in each board makes them ever so slightly different.....and really annoying.

    Thanks,
    doug

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    No stops on my Griz either. I did this: http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=20159
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    Maybe I'm missing something here, but that wouldn't be unusual! When I mill the parts for an item, I get them to rough dimension on the table saw or band saw. After I have all components of a specific target dimension together, I run them through the planer one after the other. I don't have a problem with variations following that procedure.
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    All boards run through at the same setting, lower the head, run all boards through again, lower the head ... when final thickness is reached, all boards are the same.
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    Plain them together as a group not one at a time. Also get yourself some good calipers to. Ensure accuracy.
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    Thanks guys.

    I do usually run them as a group, but every now and then, I need to come back and plane something else for the project. That usually happens because I screwed something up . With the stop, I was ensured they were always identical. Just something I took for granted and figured it would be on a nicer machine.

    I looked at the a wixey digital and think I will go that route. They seemed reasonably priced, but until then I will use a caliper....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug DeVore View Post
    Thanks guys.

    I do usually run them as a group, but every now and then, I need to come back and plane something else for the project. That usually happens because I screwed something up . With the stop, I was ensured they were always identical.
    Right you are. Getting a group of boards to the same thickness is a no-brainer. Making a replacement part or an additional piece 3 days later is where the DRO helps you out. I have the Wixey on my lunchbox although I have not used it since I got the floor model. The absence of the DRO was immediatly felt and I did as shown in the preveious post/link.

    I went with the Grizzly DRO as the Wixey maxes out at 6" and my planer maxes out at 8". I rarely plane real thick material but, in self defense I got the longer unit. Now that I have it I will NEVER plane anything thicker than 6" of course
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