Digital Readout for
Dewalt 735 Planer
Looking to upgrade the Dewalt planer with a DRO.
First look zeroed in on Wixey WR510. This model is designed for portable planers and there are plenty of videos showing how to install the 510 on Dewalt 735 planers.
After looking at the WR510 I felt like I would prefer the remote readout available on the WR550...it also looks a bit more stout.
550 shown below
|The Wixey WR510 has a LCD display
that is connected to the scale.
|WR510 Unit shown on a 735...this
limits the options for location of the display.
readout LCD display is able to be put in any suitable
location...and the display can be tilted.
The scale and the readout are connected via a Cat5 ethernet cable...I have plenty in varying lengths...
|Closeup of the LCD display.
|The WR550 is designed to fit on
larger planers...of the five installation possibilities shown in
the manual, only Fig 4 shows the install setup that would
applicable to the DW735.
Although the WR550 is designed for larger planers, it will fit on the DW735
These static images are from the Wixey site...I did not find any videos about installing the WR550 on the DW735
Here the unit is attached on the left side of the infeed table.
Note however that the bottom of the scale is not attached to the table...it is attached to plywood and there is a cut out in the plywood to allow the scale to extend lower.
|Unit scale seen from the
backside...note the upper bracket...it is attached to a plastic
|Another view of the plastic where
the top of the scale is attached...this plastic shroud surrounds
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