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    Delta Rockwell 37-220 jointer

    I am looking at an older delta rockwell 37-220 6" jointer. It looks to be in good condition. Any thoughts about this model and what a fair price might be?

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    In southern California I would say $200 for a complete machine with an enclosed base in very nice condition (no pitting on beds, complete plating on wheels, sharp blades with lots of meat on them, no gouges on drum.)

    But I am so cheap that I usually have to wait a long while when it comes to used equipment Most others might pay up to $300, but then you can wait and get an 8" jointer if you are patient (I bought my DJ-20 for $300 because it had a bum power switch).

    As far as the machine goes it is quality iron and steel. Most likely a 1/2 HP motor so it will be a little underpowered when face jointing wide hardwoods, just keep the knives sharp. Unlikely to have gibs on the knives for easy setting. In my case I would be certain to get it with the enclosed base for easy hookup to a dust collector.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dan Gonzales; 08-22-2009 at 06:56 AM.
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    Well, I just won the jointer on ebay for $99.95. I should be picking it up friday

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    He shoots! He scores! Sounds like a good deal to me, Dave. We'll be expecting pics, you know.
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    Just posted some pics on the "Family Shop" shop tour thread

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    This is my first jointer so I am unfamiliar with setting the knives. From what I know there is supposed to be about a 1/16" of knife on the back of the bevel sticking up from the cutter head. Does the bottom of the knife have to be sitting in the bottom of the slot in the cutterhead? The knives look to be in decent shape, some minor nicks and overall dull. What is the best way to sharpen them? I have a glass plate that I use for plane irons and I have a small belt sander with 800 grit wet dry belts. I think that it would take too long by hand to get the nicks out. Can I do a micro bevel like I would do on plane irons or do I have to grind the whole bevel down?

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    Get a new set & send the old set out to be sharpened.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Get a new set & send the old set out to be sharpened.
    I looked at the delta replacements and they cost almost as much as I paid for the whole jointer. Any suggestions as to where do get a set for a good price?

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    The 37-220 takes
    6-1/8 x 19/32 x 3/32 knifes.

    http://www.americannationalknife.com/2To7.asp

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Black View Post
    I looked at the delta replacements and they cost almost as much as I paid for the whole jointer. Any suggestions as to where do get a set for a good price?
    Here is a nice assortment you should be able to find a set that will fit.


    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_42xhh1qylc_e
    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 08-31-2009 at 04:39 AM.
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