Episode 23 Wixey Digital Planer Height Gauge

Episode 23 Wixey Digital Planer Height Gauge.
Turning the planer/thicknesser into a precision tool.Available from Professional Woodworker Supplies.More detail in this blog entry Wixey Digital Planer Height Gauge.

Update: Since making this video, Wixey have updated their Height Guide, and it now presents the LCD panel at a better viewing angle.

Upgraded Tool Rest for Triton Sharpener

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Triton have upgraded the tool rest on the Triton Sharpener with a fully welded version, rather than the bent and welded version they were originally.

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The new design results in a much straighter horizontal bar, rather than one curved with heat stress. It also looks to be made out of a better grade of steel (although I have nothing to base that on).

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Closeup of the 2 designs – the lower left one is the new version.

Unfortunately, I still think there is a missed opportunity here, and the centre bar should have been threaded so a nut riding the thread could accurately set the bar height (Tormek style).

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