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Thread: Delta Muliti Tool-Drill,Tablesaw,Jointer,Sander Etc

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    Delta Muliti Tool-Drill,Tablesaw,Jointer,Sander Etc

    Is anyone familiar with this tool? I have run across one in good shape.The owner wants $200 for it and says it is very simple to change from one tool to another.I dont have a jointer and my table saw and drill press are really junk...functional but junk. http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1141/3204.pdf.

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    Never saw it before but it's a simpler version of the Shopsmith. I had a Shopsmith and loved it until changing operations became too troublesome. You can find used Shopsmiths on Craigs List for cheap $.
    It may work OK but I can't imagine you could get parts for it very easily. I it was $100 I'd possibly buy it just to have an extra tool in the garage
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    I'd agree with Bob, too much trouble to spend that kind of money on except from maybe a collector's stand point. I've seen better used table saws and drill presses for around the same price. The jointer table is also pretty short, I think you could get as good of finish, if not better, with some used hand planes sharpened and setup correctly. I'd lean more towards the shop smith if anything, but personally wouldn't invest in it.
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    I am reminded once again of wise words Carol spoke at burning woods 2013 i think it was. That when a tool is so adjustable its such that it fits with the marketing aims of the product and company not its application which always ends up a royal compromise on performance of any one feature.
    Since this awakening i am highly allergic to the singing dancing tools or machines. For that reason i would pass.
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    Sheesh! I'm getting quoted a lot lately. Thinking I must talk too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Sheesh! I'm getting quoted a lot lately. Thinking I must talk too much.
    You don't have to say much if what you say is smart
    Love thy neighbor, yet pull down not thy hedge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Sheesh! I'm getting quoted a lot lately. Thinking I must talk too much.
    Well i want you to know i pay attention when you say something and i am not about to take credit for your words so its only right to mention the source. I aint shy to admit i learn from others, heck were it not for mentors or other people i would never have made it in life. Schooling aint what its cracked up to be inmo and until meeting many here i have always been a bit rebellious, so you having a good effect on me. Lol...thanks.
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    Your are most welcome, Rob! My pleasure.
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    The saw and jointer are always ready to go the drill and sander sit on the table and use a belt on the arbor. The drill and sander can be set up as stand alone tools so, a good deal still and can't go too wrong with Delta.
    Dave

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    Yes I think am going to have to make a drive and get it! Thanks Dave. And I know a guy that has one to part out if I need anything.

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