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2/20/2008

DELTA Machinery Unveils Two New Additions to Popular X5 Series


Removable Power and Ease of Use Simplify Woodworking

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2008) – DELTA Machinery unveiled two new products today geared for the professional woodworker demanding precision in their work. The DELTA® X5 drum sander, model 31-260X, and the DELTA® X5 15-inch planer, model 22-790X, were presented at Booth W1501 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. during the 2008 International Builders’ Show from Feb. 13 to Feb. 16.

DRUM SANDER

            Equipped with a 1.5 horsepower two speed motor, the new DELTA® X5 18-inch by 36-inch drum sander, model 31-260X, is capable of 2,210 or 3,300 surface feet per minute (SFPM) with both 5-80 or 4-120 grit sanding wraps included. An outboard shaft, designed to accommodate accessory pneumatic drums for contoured sanding, pairs with the unit’s rigid C-framed head for superior parrellism and stability. Front mounted motor control and thickness gauges, along with a larger hand wheel, have been redesigned for easier adjustments and less downtime during use. In addition, the 31-260X is designed with an enclosed cabinet base for dampening vibrations and smoother sanding. The enclosed base protects the motor from fine dust and impact and includes user installed storage shelving space for additional sand wraps.
            For dust and debris collection, the 31-260X features a four-inch dust collection port with locking seals for removal of harmful materials. The unit can be integrated with the full line of DELTA
® dust collection units for unsurpassed filtration and healthier working environments. The 31-260X is available for purchase with a suggested retail value of $999.

15-INCH PLANER

            The new DELTA® X5 15-inch planer with deluxe stand, model 22-790X, is ideal for planing rough lumber up to 15 inches wide and 6 1/2-inches thick. An extended, foldable feed table virtually eliminates snipe while passing wood through the unit. In addition, the motor-on-top design saves the user time by eliminating the need to adjust infeed and outfeed rollers with each cut. The end result is a feed rate of 30 feet per minute (FPM) for faster dimensioning and increased productivity. The unit features a three-knife cutter head with an adjustable serrated infeed and polyurethane outfeed roller assembly
to provide a larger work-capacity. The 22-790X offers two speeds, one for fast dimensioning and one for smooth finishing, for additional control on detail applications. Additional features include:

  • A three horsepower, single phase 240-volt motor
  • Knife-setting gauge
  • Anti-kickback fingers
  • Cabinet-style base dampens vibration
  • Four and five inch dust collection ports for efficient dust collection and easy integration with DELTA® dust collection units

Equipped with a cast-iron table and enclosed stand, the 22-790X is currently available for purchase with a suggested retail value of $1,349.   

About PORTER-CABLE and DELTA Machinery

With a combined 189 years of woodworking experience, PORTER-CABLE and DELTA Machinery design and manufacture the industry’s most complete line-up of portable, stationary and benchtop woodworking power tools, equipment and related accessories for professional woodworkers. Together, the brands have a history of industry-changing innovation, including introducing the world’s first helical drive circular saw, first hand-held belt sander, first motorized miter saw, first portable belt sander, and first 10-inch tilting arbor saw.

For more information about PORTER-CABLE® and DELTA® Machinery brand woodworking tools visit www.deltaportercable.com.