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#1 posted 02-26-2014 03:15 PM

Because of the logo and cast iron stand, that jointer is from the 1940s and 1950s. I know that 6” Delta jointer was made up through the mid 1970s as I bought mine new around that time. The logo was then badged as a “Rockwell-Delta” machine. I can tell you it is a very solid machine with almost nothing to go wrong. Replacement blades are readily available and are inexpensive. If the price is good, go for it!

Note: Regarding used woodworking machine prices. My rule of thumb is a used machine is worth about half of its new cost if it is in excellent shape. The price goes down as the condition diminishes. For machines that are no longer produced and parts for it are not available through the manufacturer, its a judgement call. Some old machines are BETTER than the new machines, some are worse.


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