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W1218A Rotacator® For Planers

Time to fine-tune your planer and eliminate unwanted chattered and non-parallel surfaces.

Tune-up and square-up many planer functions for that “like new” performance.

The W1218A Rotacator® is a versatile and easy-to-use magnetic base setup tool. Use the Rotacator® to help you accurately adjust your planer bed rollers to improve your planer’s automatic board feed for different types of lumber.

Reset your pressure bar to reduce snipe and chatter. Ensure your infeed and outfeed rollers are parallel to the planer bed for consistent even feed rate and reduced chatter. Keep the chip breaker adjusted just right for maximum dust collection efficiency.

The Rotacator® is also ideal for checking other machine setups, tolerances and adjustments. It will help you perfectly set jointer knives and parallel your table saw blade to the miter slot. Use the Rotacator® with its dial indicator to check for runout on machines around the shop. Indicator rotates 360 degrees.

Accuracy matters and the Rotacator® will help keep your shop tools in their top working condition.

W1218A Rotacator® comes with a 1-year warranty which assures the unit is free from factory defects.

The Grizzly Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are U.S. based.

Includes two interchangeable indicating tips: (1) small tip and (1) wide tip.


16 Customer Reviews (5 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
Sweet tool....should have got when I bought the planer 06/18/2020 8:13:10 PM

I bought instead of a the 2x4 method, have been told right tool for the job. I got it, cleaned it, and used it. It made life so much easier and faster. I would recommend using a ratchet and socket on the jamb nuts.

Very helpful and EZ to use. 05/17/2020 1:23:01 PM

Made planer setup go much faster. Also, now my G0453Z is very Accurate. Great Product!!!!

Randy D
Must have huge time saver 03/04/2020 11:09:08 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Rotractor 12/24/2019 5:42:21 AM

I bought this to aide me in setting up my power tools and planer. This is well made.

John C
10/28/2019 5:35:46 PM

oh, my gosh. My life just got easier! You can not verify or adjust your planer with out this little baby. If your sanity and maintaining your Christian witness is important to you, then this is for you.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/10/2019 1:52:36 PM

The Rotacator works well for many applications, I like it.

Anonymous Reviewer
W1218A Rotacator For Planers 03/07/2019 6:03:22 PM

Excellent product, makes setting up your planner beds, jointer etc so much easier. Just as importantly for me, the service and shipping were outstanding
Well done Grizzly AAA+

Bryan W
This is a must have tool for the planer 12/31/2018 4:28:33 PM

This item is a must to set up the planer right way. It's well made, and its strong magnets in the base, holds it to the table really well. I had my new planer setup in no time with this. This is a must have tool.

Andy H
Great Product 05/17/2018 3:24:18 AM

I got this to set up a new planer. It worked exactly as advertised. I am happy with the Rotacator.

Anonymous Reviewer
Haven’t used it yet 02/10/2018 11:48:48 AM

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roger D
Very hard to set up a planer correctly without this tool! 12/16/2017 4:45:10 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
07/20/2017 12:34:11 PM

This is a well made product. Highly recommend this for setting heights on items like bed rollers on planers.

Anonymous Reviewer
07/09/2017 1:49:10 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/27/2017 12:17:01 AM

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Steve J
05/20/2017 5:02:00 PM

This tool worked great for helping in setting up my planer. The only thing I didn't like is the magnet.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great so far 02/04/2017 9:56:52 AM

This planer was a serious upgrade from my 12" bench top. It is one heavy peace of machinery. So far I have used it to plane down some 15"-19" rough cut timber and it performed flawless. It did take some messing with to get the pressure bar to stop chattering "increased the clearance". Other than that no complaints. The shipping was fast and the machine arrived well packaged and unharmed.