- Eliminates the need for tape measure or calipers.
- Measurements in inches or mm.
Features absolute measuring mode with memory and incremental mode that re-sets to 0.000" or 0.00 mm.
- Calibrates in seconds.
- Fits portable planers from DeWalt, Delta, Ridgid, Ryobi, Craftsman and more.
- Mounts in minutes.
- Includes readout, stainless steel scale, graphic scale sticker, sheet metal mounting parts, hardware and manual.
- Now uses AAA Batteries for operation (included). Provides up to 2 years of battery life.
|Manufacturer Part Number||WR510|
4 Review(s)View All
Perfect measurements with WixeyPosted January 29, 2015
Now for a seperate issue which is not really a review of the product but instead, how it came. There was sawdust inside, the double sided tape was not sticky and the "included battery" was missing. I'm not too please about that but luckily everything works fine.
InstallationPosted January 1, 2015
Now for the review: After removal of 2 screws from the pointer than reinstall with double washer. Problem 1: the two original screws slips through the double washer; solution: use small washers in between double washer and screw head. It was suggested by the instructions to drill into the holes from which the screws came from (the pointer). Best not to do since it is part of the machine (just a suggestion). Problem 2: It is stated that "Loosely attach the lever using the m6 bolt and hex nut followed by lining up the top of readout case to match the planers height setting and then tighten screw. Then the following tighten all screws and check for free movement of the scale." If scale binds, loosen and re-tighten screws or carefully bend brackets. My suggestion and it is only my suggestion and was done on my machine, bought M6 screw about an inch long with a couple of m6 washers and placed them in between "the lever bracket", no bending needed. Problem 3: it mentioned to plane down a board to what ever thickness and mark on that board as go to place for your caliper, (again my opinion, not consistant for thickness). Solution: use brass bars that have known thicknesses, this will give more exact measurement and consistancy. Problem 4: if a readout gives a negative number that is ok but when planning down to desired thickness can be confusing. Solution; place one of those brass bars, example 1/2" between the foot fot frame and rounded end of the scale and press and hold for about 3 sec. to set to zero, remove brass bar and let scale rest on the foot of the frame. That measurement will show a positive 1/2". That new measurement will be your go to as starting point to plane down a board to thickness as needed. Also, the suggestion in the instructions as an option was to make the scale permanent by drilling holes into machine and using the screws as provided. My opinion is not to do that because if down the line you wish or remove that digital scale and use the original rule as provided on the machine will now have to holes in that ruler. Please remember, these were only suggestion and my experience with the Ridgid planer I have. Hope these suggestions help.
Thickness planer digital readoutPosted October 4, 2014