Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Prattville, Alabama, USA
" I would pass on the Delta. I have one and I spend nearly as much time re-assemblying it as I do running it. The thing keeps falling apart. I started using threadlock on it and it's getting better but I sure couldn't recommend one. "
I also have a Delta mod# 22-250, in fact this is my second Delta. I wore the first one out. (cutter head bearings), and found this one on CL. Nothing has happened to it and it doesn't fall apart. I have changed the blades, simple and easy but does take a little time.
I buy all my lumber rough cut and my planer gets a workout.
The one I have now has a cutter head lock, and slotted blades so they are already in alignment when installed, no need to use a tool to make sure the height is set correctly. Nice feature.
In my humble opinion, the Delta planer is a great beginner planer to start off with.
I paid $150 for my latest one, and it had only been used for, (what the man said), 8 hours of work. The blade was in terrible shape on one side, other side was ok, so swapped the blade and then bought a new set to replace when it was needed.
My father was my inspiration for woodworking, wish he was still around for more advice. Luv ya Dad.