Invicta/Delta DJ-15 Restoration

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Blog series by deejay34 updated 04-23-2018 03:53 AM 4 parts 8400 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: The Beginning

03-26-2017 11:33 PM by deejay34 | 3 comments »

Well, I kind of already started this with my forum topic concerning options for converting a 3-phase jointer that I recently purchased via auction. The forum post can be found here, so I won’t bother rehashing within this series. Suffice it to say, I’ve decided to take Brad's advice and purchase an FM50 VFD in order to allow operation of the jointer with the 120V electrical capability that I currently have in my workshop (garage). I’ll be sure to post updates as that part...

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Part 2: Update on Cleaning

07-30-2017 10:19 PM by deejay34 | 0 comments »

Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to get in the garage and continue this restoration. I finally got a chance to continue the cleaning process on the base and both the infeed and outfeed tables. After reviewing several posts from several different forums, it seemed like many folks recommended Simple Green for removing old grease and caked-on sawdust, of which there was plenty on this jointer. So, I went to HD and picked up a gallon of concentrate, filled up a sp...

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Part 3: Painting

03-08-2018 10:44 PM by deejay34 | 6 comments »

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to provide an update on the status of my jointer restoration (I think this is actually more of a refurbishment, as additional research that I’ve done here on LJ’s and other woodworking forums has educated me further regarding the extreme lengths to which others have gone in order to bring equipment back to life…the state of this particular jointer doesn’t look so bad compared to others I’ve seen). My wife and I ...

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Part 4: Reassembly

04-23-2018 03:53 AM by deejay34 | 2 comments »

I should preface this with, this is going to be a long one. The jointer is reassembled, but I’ve run into a few issues, as documented with explanation and a series of videos later in this post. Please feel free to provide any comments, critiques, suggestions, helpful hints, etc. as you see fit. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. With everything painted and a few new components ordered/delivered, I was able to start reassembly. Overall, reassembly went rather smoothly, with ...

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