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Electronic Digital Readout for Portable Planers

Item #
24036
Rating:
82% of 100

Affordable attachment accurately displays the thickness of the board exiting the planer. Fits portable planers from DeWalt, Delta, Ridgid, Ryobi, Craftsman and more.


Features:
  • Calibrates in seconds
  • Mounts in minutes
  • 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
  • Now uses AAA Batteries for operation (not included). Provides up to 2 years of battery life
(1) Electronic Digital Readout for Portable Planers
(1) Stainless Steel Scale
(1) Graphic Scale Sticker
(1) Sheet Metal Mounting Parts
(1) Mounting Hardware
(1) Manual
More Information
Brand Wixey
Manufacturer Part Number WR510
Weight 0.9500
4.1 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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Works great and worth the price.
Works great and wasn’t too difficult to install.
January 21, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
A real upgrade for woodworking
All planers should have this feature built in at the factory It’s is really nice to work with this on your planer.
January 17, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Digital read out
This is the second one I have purchased. It installed very easy on my Dewalt planer. I have 2 planers. Very accurate and convient when sizing boards
October 8, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Have not tried it yet, but it looks like it will make thickness planeing boards more accurate.
April 2, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Easy to install and accurate
Easy to install and accurate. Works great on the Dewalt planer.
March 3, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fine measuring when planning exact wood.
This little unit slipped right on to my De Walt Planner. It is very accurate when centered and put on right.

I would not want to be without it since i purchased it.
June 15, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Perfect measurements with Wixey
This product works fantastic. I attached it permanantely to my Dewalt DW735 planer. I would not recommend using the double sided tape. A bit of advice, if you're going to permanently attach it, I would get it exactly in place and then clamp it before drilling the holes so it doesn't move on you. But the most important thing that makes this so good is that the measurments are on the money! I have an expensive pair of digital calipers and it confirmed the measurements were correct. The procedure to calibrate this product was extremely easy. I also love the fractions on the right side of the screen in additon to the decimal measurements. Uses a regular battery and has an on/off switch. 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.
January 30, 2015
Install on Delta DC-380
Another good Wixey DRO. However, I wonder why this DRO has this additional spring loaded calibration bar built in? Like the Wixey DRO on my table saw I just make a cut, measure board thickness (or width) with a dial caliper (every woodworker should have by now), and set the DRO to the measurement. Is this overdesign or am I missing something? I installed this on an old Delta DC-380, so none of the brackets worked. I had to fab a top column plug, vertical bracket, and DRO attachment bracket. Probably could have thrown something together but I dont want things moving out of calibration. That would defeat its purpose. See photos.
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January 29, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Boguht for my DW735. It was a little rough installing but is a game changer in planing. Watch some of the installation videos people have uploaded to youtube. They'll help out a lot more.
October 18, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Portable planer digital read out
Not sure if this is what you want to hear, but.... This is the 3rd one of these gauges I have purchased. The first 2 lasted maybe 2 years each and then wouldn't hold calibration. Replacing battery or batteries didn't cure problem. Third time a charm?
January 4, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
want repeatable planer settings
Richard S on Mar 8, 2020
I think it will work with my planner to get repeatable thickness on my projects when not using the positive stops on the planer.
Jack B on Nov 22, 2019
want repeatable planer settings
Richard S on Mar 8, 2020
I ordered this DRO to increase the accuracy of the final thickness of the material being planed.
Edward H on Dec 27, 2019
I think it will work with my planner to get repeatable thickness on my projects when not using the positive stops on the planer.
Jack B on Nov 22, 2019
To make accurate repeated boards
C S on Jun 16, 2019
Impossible to get maximum precision of the planer without this.
Dominic Z on Mar 25, 2019
I am tired of guessing the height of my planer blades. The sliding pointer just isn't accurate enough for these tired eyes and it seems it doesn't hold calibrations that well.
Michael T on Jan 13, 2019
Good reviews
Michael B on Jan 2, 2019
Easy To Read !
George B on May 23, 2018
I think this item will increase quality of work.
Robert K on May 22, 2018
Help me to accurately size the thickness of many different parts during the pre-assembly phase of projects.
Rich on May 20, 2018
Replace thickness indicator on DeWalt Thickness planner
Michael P on Jan 16, 2017
Use on supermax drum sander for accuracy as well as one for my planer same reason spot on
Christopher D on Oct 4, 2016
Saw a video of this in use and liked the concept
Joe B on Mar 27, 2016
Saw recommended in woodworking magazines. Scale on planer not accurate enough for what I've been doing.
LARRY L on Dec 10, 2015
want repeatable accurate results
Daniel M on Oct 29, 2015
speed up adjustment of plainer
Paula K on Apr 7, 2015
I ordered this DRO to increase the accuracy of the final thickness of the material being planed.
Edward H on Dec 27, 2019
To make accurate repeated boards
C S on Jun 16, 2019
WHAT IS THE MAX LEGHT WILL THIS MEASURE,NEED 4.5" ????
Vernet on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Six Inches
I have an early 70's 12" belsaw planer. Will this work on it? Being that the bed rises and not the curtterhead?
Ronnie F on Oct 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I belong to the Woodworkers club House They have a planner where the bed rises the have one mounted on it. It works very well. It is right on size when planning. In fact the operator is required to measure the piece before putting it in the machine. Thenadjust the thickness to the board as a starting point. I have one mounted on my own Dewalt planner very useful. Ihope this information is useful. Gramps
will this work on a wen 6552?
Larry R on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You may have to modify the way it mounts but should work.
Will this work on a woodmaster 718?
D J on Nov 11, 2017