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    New/old jointer

    Wifey asked me if I wanted to go to this big church rummage sale. "Naw", I said. Then decided I wanted to get out of the house. On way out a feeling swept over me and I, very charitably , offered to use my big, gas guzzling, truck instead of her economical to use Ford Focus. Gut instinct proved good. Found this 6" Delta jointer for $50.00. It is on truck now while I figger out how to get it down by myself without damaging something on either it or me. It's a heavy old hunka arn. More later, with pictures. Either of the jointer or me broken and bleeding.

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    jointer in shop

    OK. I 'cheated' to get it in shop. Had to unbolt and remove the machine from base and bring parts in separately. Heavy thing, the fence must weigh 25 pounds by itself. Enneyhow, I'm usually skeeptikal of used equipment. But a couple things about this one drew my attention. It has a 1 1/2hp 110V Power-Kraft (is that Monkey Ward?) motor that is obviously much more recent vintage than the unit itself. It is a Delta/Milwaukee, no model # but is Ser. # 56-1241. Methinks the '56' might be model. I'll look up on Delta web site later. The blades/knives are clean and look recently, and properly, sharpened. Overall it looks cared for. The base was built by someone who knows his way around a shop. Very sturdy, well made, tapered legs, etc. And, the $50.00 price was tempting as well. I turned it on and it runs smooth, vibration free and surprisingly quiet. Now to do some oiling, clean light surface rust and protect with Johnsons Paste Wax. Then I need to use.
    Now, I need to order some Grizzly green paint and a bowl of rice so it will feel at home.
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    Nice score Frank

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    Indeed Frank, this is a very good buy for a few bucks, very sturdy machine.
    Have a lot of fun with using this jointer.
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    You done GOOD Frank!

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    Great deal Frank. Looks like a keeper & the stand is a no nonsense strong stand.



    So do you have DC in your shop? If so you may want to build a stand similar to this one.
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    Congrats Frank. Looks like a sweet deal. New tools are almost always a good thing, even if they're only new to you.
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    good score frank

    that was the first model of jointer i had,, used abunch and it was a solide tool.. if it looks used and runs smooth someone new how to look after it.. and like bart said they do make chips. your gonna need more room before long with the influx of more tools the shop gets smaller

    P>S... your gonna want to set your stops on the fence too,, but i bet they are right on already..45 & 90
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Now, I need to order some Grizzly green paint and a bowl of rice so it will feel at home.
    You need to get some anti-depressants for you Chiwanese stuff. I bet they are feeling pretty inadequate and small now that you have a REAL machine in your shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    You need to get some anti-depressants for you Chiwanese stuff. I bet they are feeling pretty inadequate and small now that you have a REAL machine in your shop.
    Actually, for company, right now, it is sitting next to my $89.00 Delta table saw and $99.00 Northern Electric CMS and not far from my sorry Terrco duplicator. They are all smug and happy.

    And, Larry, yer right about space. The Terrco is scheduled to be sold, just have to get busy and start advertising. That will free up breathing room in my little shop.

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