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Posted on Rusty old Delta DJ20 - worth a gamble at $200?

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#1 posted 05-03-2018 06:52 PM

I have that jointer and really enjoy using it. That said, I would pass on a “thoroughly rusted” one. I paid $500 for mine in pristine condition. If you factor in having the beds and fence machined, and replace any seized or damaged parts (cutterhead bearings???) it may really be a thousand dollar jointer and you’re doing all the work.

Might as well pay a little more for a DJ20 in better condition.

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