Delta TP305 Benchtop Planer

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
3.4
out of 5
Brand:
Delta Machinery
Model:
TP305
Price:
$280

Description

A smooth finish at a very affordable price. This 12.5" planer offers excellent results in a simple and reliable design. The four-post cutterhead support system keeps the cutterhead aligned for proper planing. The ball-bearing construction assures smooth operation and longer tool life. The quick change high-speed-steel knives are double-sided for twice the cutting life. A handy stock roller lets you pass stock over the planer. The 15-amp motor provides the maximum power for efficient cutting action. The feed rollers are driven by a chain and sprocket drive and adjust the feed rate under load for the best planing results. Folding, adjustable infeed and outfeed tables allow for easy carrying and storage. Includes knife-setting gauge, wrench, and owner's manual.

WOOD magazine review

Respectable cut quality for value-priced planer

Review Summary

High Points: ↑ It produced the best cut quality among sub-$300 planers. ↑ It comes with a test-best 5-year warranty. Low Points: ↓ Short infeed and outfeed tables (7") provide less support for long workpieces. ↓ No preset thickness stops and no depth-of-cut gauge. ↓ Cutterhead knives wore quicker than most. ↓ Dust hood with 4" port is optional (part #50-359, $25).
More Points: → The magnetic T-wrench helps lift the knives from the cutterhead, but the magnet also grabs onto the spring-loaded gib plate, which doesn’t come out, making it tricky to free the knives.

Detailed Ratings

3.3
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

Reader Reviews

As inexpensive planers go, it's great

Review Summary

Snipe is a definite problem with this tool. Without setting up larger infeed and outfeed tables, it's nearly guaranteed. But that's the only issue I've found with it. The tool works great time after time. And you can't the value.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

5

ok planer for the price

Review Summary

not the best on the market and because of the short in feed and out feed tables is prone to more snipe than I would like. Also highly recommend the optional dust hood, without it the tool spews chips all over the place.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

2

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

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