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    Who has a Delta planer? Happy with it? I think I'm going add one to my arsenal. Any thoughts welcome. Thanks as always.

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    I've had one for about a 15 years or so. It's served me pretty well. It's showing it's age a bit now. Mostly it doesn't move up & down as smoothly as it once did, but otherwise it still works fine. I put a new armature in it 10-12 years ago. Not sure why it failed, but it's been fine ever since.

    I don't know anything about the ones made today though. They offered a 2 speed one and I read comments on other forums about the speed selector switch going out on them and it only would run on one speed anyway. Not sure how prevalent a problem that was.
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    • #3
      I have one and it serves my purpose. It only has two blades instead of three. Three could keep them sharper longer. The blades seem to knick pretty easily. I'm careful about what I put through it but I still seem to get more grooves than I think I should. For all the more I use it, I feel it was a good buy.


      • #4
        Dan : When I was first starting out I bought the portable 12" Delta and it was OK for a while - until I started planeing the hard woods and I found out that it would burn it up soon . So I used a friends - now a older model Grizzly 15" 2HP planer and it was the cats Meow . Well I brought one and have never regretted it , the new one's are 3 HP now . I have since bought a lot of the bigger Grizzly tools , now I know there not made it the USA , but the quality is there - and are cheaper too -I have used them long enought to know ..........MB
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