I am the new owner of a Delta DC-33 planer, and I am in the process of
changing the knives. After reading the manual, I am curious of the
adjustment of the outfeed roll. The manual states for outfeed roll to be
set at .020" on the left side of the roll, but .030" on the right side of
the roll. I would have expected both sides to be at the same height. Am I
misinterpreting the instructions? If not, does anyone know the reason for
I have posted the respective part of the manual on ABPW.
the literature the OP presented was very specific, mentioning it in
several places in ways that precluded misprint.
I have no idea why they set it up that way, though. since no answers
came here, try asking over at www.owwm.com
As was suggested, I called Delta's tech support today, and they answered my
question.. I should have tried them first, but I didn't think that they
would still be supporting the this model.
They said that the manual is correct, and there should be .010 difference
between the left and right side of the outfeed roller. The reason that they
gave is, "The torque from the chain drive actually lifts the left side by
".010" when planing."
I am surprised that there is that much movement under load, but they must
have measured it.
Hat's off to Delta for still supporting this planer.
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