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New DELTA® 13- Inch Portable Thickness Planer Maximizes Precision

JACKSON, Tenn. (June 16, 2010) – DELTA Machinery now offers a new 13-inch Portable Thickness Planer that delivers exceptional precision for today’s woodworker. The new planer (model 22-590), designed with exclusive innovative features, boasts premium cut quality to minimize snipe and maximize ease of use, accuracy and capacity in the workshop.

DELTA is proud to offer our customers a planer of this caliber that directly addresses their needs for consistent accuracy and reliability,” said Bill Harman, product manager for DELTA Machinery. “A combination of extensive field research and the brand’s woodworking history solidifies cut quality and precision as top critical requirements of planers. The meticulous design and engineering of new, exclusive features enables the 22-590 to deliver on these demands for today’s woodworker.”

The 22-590 features a notable advancement in precision with an innovative Infinite Micro-Adjust Depth Stop. This groundbreaking feature allows woodworkers to select and lock any depth dimension from ¼ inch to 1¼ inch, ensuring a finished thickness that remains consistent for each and every final board pass. A new DELTA designed three-knife cutter head utilizes enhanced geometry to create a more aggressive angle at wood contact, delivering an ultra-smooth finish that requires minimal finish sanding. The dual-sided blades can be easily reversed and have been re-engineered to provide three times more blade life. Featuring an innovative four-post cutter head-lock system and the longest infeed and outfeed tables on the market, the 22-590 diminishes snipe for less material waste and provides greater stability compared to most competitive two-post models.

In addition, a full width material removal gauge allows woodworkers to take advantage of the entire width of the knives. This translates into longer knife life, as woodworkers can reference the thickness gauge anywhere along the entire width of the cutterhead, as opposed to a single point, as seen on most industry models. 

The new 22-590 also includes a best-in-class material capacity that is 6 inches high by 13 inches wide, as well as a high-efficiency four-inch dust port that offers optimal dust collection. The new DELTA 1½ HP dust collector (model 50-786) is a perfect complement to the 22-590 as it delivers power and filtration in a durable sheet metal frame design for stability and maneuverability. If a dust collector is unavailable, a chip deflector will keep the planer virtually clear of debris.

The new DELTA 13-inch Portable Thickness Planer is backed by a five-year warranty and will be available at specialty woodworking dealers in July 2010 for a suggested retail price of $529.



With a combined 195 years of woodworking expertise, DELTA | PORTER-CABLE designs and manufactures a robust line-up of portable, stationary and benchtop woodworking power tools, equipment and related accessories for professional woodworkers. The brand has a history of industry-changing innovation, introducing many of the world’s first power tools, including the helical drive circular saw, hand-held belt sander, motorized miter saw, portable belt sander, and 10-inch tilting arbor saw.  For more information, call 1-800-223-7278 for DELTA inquiries or 1-888-848-5175 for PORTER-CABLE.  Follow DELTA | PORTER-CABLE on Facebook and Twitter.