Delta Thickness Planer

Woodworking Shop

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Owner/Loaner: Hive13
Hive13 Asset Tag: HV0087
Make/Model: Delta 22-560 (google)
Arrival Date: 07/2011
Does it work?: No
Certification Needed?: Yes
Contact: Not In Service
Floorplan: Woodworking


12.5 inch thickness planer. Very rusted due to sitting in a garage for quite some time. Ed has donated it to the hive.

There is an extra set of knives taped under the outfeed table. The current knives should still have one usable side once they wear down which will probably take a long time.

Do not try to take off too much in one pass. James Hartley tried this and ended up bending the knives because wood was forced under the knives.

The manual can be found here: Manual.


Work Log

18 March 2014

Sanded a lot of the rust off of the linear rails so that way the cutting head can be raised without issue.

31 Dec 2014

Jon N bought a new set of knives (Delta 22-562) for the planer. Purchased at the following link:

1 Jan 2015

The new knives were installed. Very smooth and clean cut now!

28 Jan 2015

The new knives were installed improperly and one is now bent. :(

10 Feb 2015

The old knives weren't actually bent, it was just the plate holding them in. Wood chips were cleared from under the knives and everything was tightened back down. James bought a new set of knives anyways which are duct taped under the outfeed table. James thinks this was caused by trying to take off too much hardwood at once.

Feb 2017

Made a new stand with a long table feeding in an out of the planer. This gives it a more permanent home, and reduces snipe to almost nothing.

Pic of thickness planer stand

5 March 2017

Added a outlet next to the jointer/planer