Digital readout for Powermatic planer?
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  Re: RE: Digital readout for Powermatic planer? by fredhargis (I didn't realize the...)
(07-22-2020, 01:48 PM)fredhargis Wrote: I didn't realize they had 2 models, the one I used was the WR-510, is there another one?

It looks like the 510 is intended for lunchbox planers, though not limited to them. The one I just ordered is this one, which seems to be intended for stationary machines. WR-550
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  Re: Digital readout for Powermatic planer? by Aram (I have a 15HH. I'm n...)
I like that one better, looks like the readout is mounted remotely.
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  Re: RE: Digital readout for Powermatic planer? by fredhargis (I like that one bett...)
I think that they originally had just the lunchbox model, which is the one I bought,  and there were posts on that site on how to rig it so it worked where the table moved ( as on a stationary model ) versus the motor moving ( like on a lunchbox ).
Remote readout would be nice ,  though I am perfectly happy with mine.
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  Re: Digital readout for Powermatic planer? by Aram (I have a 15HH. I'm n...)
I have an Igaging 12" DRO on a J/P combo. They're handy there, I sometimes have to go planer -> jointer -> planer. A DRO makes it easy to return to the original planer depth setting. I had to get a little creative to figure out a mounting to be able to set the planer to the correct depth. It wasn't that hard but I found it easier once I got the DRO and held it where I wanted it. Then it was pretty self evident. The bed moves and the DRO doesn't, I just had to figure out a way to adjust the DRO reading to reflect the bed position.
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