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    Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    Does anyone have this Model RC-51 or know someone who has one. If so does it do the work required of it. I found one for sale, but cannot find it on the DeltaMachinery.com site or any other. The most is the blades. If I can't find out anything about this I have no desire to purcahse it. Need help!:5help::5help::?:

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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    That thing looks like a serious beast! when you get it, you will probably have to build a DC hood for it to funnel chips into your dc system.


    I found one on eBay right here. for a measly $42508-O

    let's see if I can copy the description here:
    Delta RC-51 20 in. Thickness Planer
    No. 22-461 20 x 9 in. capacity thickness planer featuring:
    Power rise and fall table
    four point table support
    Twin bed rolls both power driven
    Lumber gauge
    Rear pressure bar and double outfeed
    Four knife heads with quick setting knives
    6" chute for dust extraction
    Min. thickness 1/8 in.
    Min. length of stock 11 inch
    Feed rate 16/28 ft/min.
    Cutter head speed 5000 RPM
    Overall dimensions 36" wide x 35" deep x 42 in. high
    1270 lbs. unskidded
    5 HP single phase drive
    Last edited by NCPete; 12-09-2007 at 10:36 AM.
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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    Is that the one way up in Canada being sold for $2500? If it is, it is listed as "rebuilt" and is 3 phase. Other than that, it looks like a nice industrial machine with a huge 10 hp motor*, powered up/down table height and variable speed feed. Looks like most of these are 3 phase. *It might be 550 volts also.

    That is about the same price as a new lower end Grizzly 20" but a lot cheaper than the comparable Grizz Extreme 24", the Delta RC-63D, or anything with that size motor. for that price you could add a Shelix cutter and have a super machine that could do some serious planing.

    Here is another one on Ebay for $2550- 7.5 hp, 3 ph, in Oregon

    Here is another (a 20" Invicta/Delta, model?) a little closer in Ohio, on Ebay with a "buy it now" of only $1495

    EX-factory has a couple listed.

    Here is another Canadian one, 10 hp with blade grinder attached, but 550 volt, 3 ph, and a bit tired looking, for $2100.

    Mike's Tools carries manuals, parts diagrams, and maybe parts so rehabbing might not be too bad.

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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    Quote Originally Posted by NCPete View Post
    That thing looks like a serious beast! when you get it, you will probably have to build a DC hood for it to funnel chips into your dc system.


    I found one on eBay right here. for a measly $42508-O

    let's see if I can copy the description here:
    That's the beast and it comes with the Hood. But the one I can get ahold of is a steal if I decide to get it! And I mean a steal!
    Terry
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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan in Little Washington View Post
    Is that the one way up in Canada being sold for $2500? If it is, it is listed as "rebuilt" and is 3 phase. Other than that, it looks like a nice industrial machine with a huge 10 hp motor, powered up/down table height and variable speed feed. Looks like most of these are 3 phase.

    About the same price as a new lower end Grizzly 20" but a lot cheaper than the comparable Grizz Extreme 24", the Delta RC-63D, or anything with that size motor. for that price you could add a Shelix cutter and have a super machine that could do some serious planing.

    Here is another one on Ebay for $2550- 7.5 hp, 3 ph, in Oregon

    Here is another a little closer in Ohio, on Ebay with a "buy it now" of only $1495

    Mike's Tools carries manuals, parts diagrams, and maybe parts so rehabbing might not be too bad.
    This one is here in Fayetteville!
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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    This one is here in Fayetteville!
    Offer him $2000 and see if he bites. It is only money. Don't know about the condition, etc, but features vs cost, it looks like a great deal, especially if only single phase= not sure but you may need a 50 amp circuit for that 10 hp motor!

    Used only 3 times??? A lot of those "industrial" machines were used in commercial shops.

    What is his phone number, I'll ask about the machine for you? :lol::lol::lol: Hmmm, I wonder if my hoist will handle the weight?

    When I was looking for similar units I saw a set of blades (4) for a mere $200+ 8-O

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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan in Little Washington View Post
    Offer him $2000 and see if he bites. It is only money. Don't know about the condition, etc, but features vs cost, it looks like a great deal, especially if only single phase= not sure but you may need a 50 amp circuit for that 10 hp motor!
    some of these are also equipped with a 5hp single phase motor. $2K would be an attractive offer, but why pay that much if you don't have to???

    Used only 3 times??? A lot of those "industrial" machines were used in commercial shops.
    perhaps it was three times ---- each time running continuously for months on end?

    What is his phone number, I'll ask about the machine for you? :lol::lol::lol: Hmmm, I wonder if my hoist will handle the weight?
    1250 lbs before paletizing? and sure, you will ask about the machine:lol:

    When I was looking for similar units I saw a set of blades (4) for a mere $200+ 8-O
    I think they are available for less, unless that was carbide?


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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    Don't let the price of knives scare you. Global Tooling has a set of four - $91.00

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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    Thanks Bruce, I knew they couldn't be that bad, but I couldn't remember the name, and don't have it bookmarked here.
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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    that is an Invicta Machine. Parts & service readily available in Sanford, NC at J & G machinery.

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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    I was able to talk with the individual who has this Planer and will meet with him 12/11/07 at 3PM.
    This is a 1987 unit with less than 10 Hours of operation
    220 Volts Single Phase 40 Amp
    Has extra Blades
    Weight is 840 Pounds
    Cost= PM me! Under 1K
    I will not be able to get at this time, but I will give everyone a chance to steal this unit if interested. If I see there is something wrong with this unit I will post further.
    So if you need a large planer, now is the time for the steal of the year!
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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    wow! Does that thing plane both sides? If so, count me as interested if your aren't going to do the deal. Thanx.
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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    Quote Originally Posted by JackLeg View Post
    wow! Does that thing plane both sides? If so, count me as interested if your aren't going to do the deal. Thanx.
    I will put you on the list!
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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    A crime is about to be committed! Stop, thief!!!! Wow, what a deal!!!!!

    Thoughts about wide planers- I have had to rip trim some boards to fit in my 15" planer, so a 20" would be better . . . but how much better? How many boards do you work with that are wider than 15"? How about a wide glue-up you say. Well, depending on the eventual width of the panel you may need to plane and glue up in sections anyway, like a lot of the guys are doing with their bench tops. What is the typical width of glued-up panels you use?

    So what is the optimum width for a thickness planer? If you are careful with alignment during your glue-ups and/or have a wide-belt sander, then you can live with a narrower planer. :-D

    All that being said, I'll take that planer, especially for under $1k!!!! Of course I would need to spend some more for a Shelix. My hoist will handle 840#

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    Re: Delta 20" Planer Model# RC-51

    Quote Originally Posted by JackLeg View Post
    wow! Does that thing plane both sides? If so, count me as interested if your aren't going to do the deal. Thanx.

    It will not plane both sides. A double sided planer is a completely different beast!

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