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Delta jointer... I picked it up at $450.

by FancyShoes
posted 04-25-2015 08:48 PM


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 04-25-2015 08:55 PM

You really did well! Congrats….and YOU SUCK!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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knotscott

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#2 posted 04-25-2015 09:25 PM

Oh wow….you definitely suck! Congrats!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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ElChe

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#3 posted 04-25-2015 09:33 PM

The suck is strong with this one.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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Ghidrah

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#4 posted 04-25-2015 10:59 PM

Has anyone yet told the lucky bastard he sucks? What a deal!!! I hope everything works correctly.

-- I meant to do that!

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bonesbr549

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#5 posted 04-25-2015 11:27 PM

WOW that’s a good one! BIG U SUCK.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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BurlyBob

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#6 posted 04-26-2015 03:04 AM

Yep, you definitely do suck and I truly mean that in a good way!

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Kaleb the Swede

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#7 posted 04-26-2015 03:34 AM

450!!!!!! I can only find rusty craftsman 6 inch ones around here for that price.YOU SUCK!!! Congrats

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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FancyShoes

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#8 posted 04-26-2015 04:01 AM

I look everywhere, And i dont buy them if they sell over $500. The other lucky factor, no one wanted to really take it out of the basement.. Luckily i found 2 suckers that helped me! I took it apart to make it easier. I dont think anyone else really thought of that. It is heavier than the old powermatic one i had last fall. That was 3 phase, rusty, and i sold tjat for $600.

This one has a nick in a couple blades, can they be sharpened?

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knotscott

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#9 posted 04-26-2015 11:11 AM


...This one has a nick in a couple blades, can they be sharpened?

- FancyShoes

Now it’s trashed…I’d get my money back then! ;-)

Actually…definitely. Or replaced for ~ $40 at Holbren, Hartville, Amazon, Grizzly, Rockler, Woodcraft, Infinity, etc.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Fred Hargis

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#10 posted 04-26-2015 11:13 AM

Buy another set from Holbren, it’s worth it having spares and the aftermarket are usually better then the OEM.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Woodmaster1

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#11 posted 04-26-2015 04:38 PM

I check craigslist all the time I did not see that one or you may have had competition on it. Ah yes, you suck.

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FancyShoes

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#12 posted 04-26-2015 06:55 PM



I check craigslist all the time I did not see that one or you may have had competition on it. Ah yes, you suck.

- Woodmaster1

I can give you first opportunity if i need to sell it!

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FancyShoes

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#13 posted 04-26-2015 09:13 PM

I just ran the jointer! Not to bad! A lot of vibration of the wood and surface. I will have to used one a lot to get used to it! It did a really good job, especially for having some minor nicks.

Before

After

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Woodknack

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#14 posted 04-26-2015 11:36 PM

Nice find!

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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FancyShoes

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#15 posted 04-27-2015 12:28 AM

So i have had this jointer for all of one try, and i already want a 12” model! Lol. Uh oh

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BroncoBrian

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#16 posted 04-27-2015 02:19 AM

Well done. That was a smart purchase.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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Daruc

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#17 posted 04-27-2015 02:31 AM

Congrats, Nice deal.

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#18 posted 04-27-2015 02:34 AM

I have the DJ20 as well. I really like the soft start, and long solid jointer beds. It is so much easier to get straight, square lumber with a long jointer. You will be amazed how well the table adjustments lock in place. I had mine loaded into a trailer with a forklift. The jointer was lifted by tow straps attached to the tables, and after I unloaded it into my garage the tables were still perfectly coplanar.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Shadowrider

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#19 posted 04-27-2015 04:20 AM

There’s a CL listing in my area that has a DJ20 for $695. It’s not in as good of shape as yours by a long shot, but could be totally usable with some TLC. Now here’s the real kicker, it doesn’t have the base or motor! So yes the suckage is really strong in this thread!

Congrats!

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TheFridge

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#20 posted 04-27-2015 04:27 AM

Pretty good. I’m pretty sure this is a parallelogram setup?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#21 posted 04-27-2015 01:19 PM

Really great buy. I bought a jointer just like this one a little over ten years ago for $1,100. Love it, and wouldn’t know what I would do without it. Blades are plentiful and easy to find. Keep them sharp and you will always have a fine machine with excellent results.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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ClammyBallz

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#22 posted 04-27-2015 04:40 PM

That’s a great find! There’s a couple DJ-20 on CL here but they want anywhere from $1000-$1300. At that price, I can get a brand new Grizzly with a spiral head and a warranty. I think I’m going to hold out and save up for a 12” Grizzly unless some phenomenal deal pops up.

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Quanter50

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#23 posted 04-27-2015 05:40 PM

I picked up it’s little brother, the DJ-15 for $175 off of Craigslist. I also got the Delta Invicta RC-33 13” planer from the same place ($150). Keep watching Craigs, those deals are out there.

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Kennyl

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#24 posted 04-30-2015 12:32 PM

I have the same jointer,I put the grizzly spiral head on it.I paid 750.00 for mine you did very well at 450.00

-- Kennyl

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FancyShoes

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#25 posted 05-11-2015 03:56 PM

It was a nice jointer, and so it sold over the weekend! Since it was the only machine i had, i gigured it didnt hurt to sell it and make money on it until i can find more deals on other equipment.

Sold at $800! I think someone got a great deal on a really nice machine.

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AlaskaGuy

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#26 posted 05-11-2015 05:02 PM

Good deal! Looking at your picture it looks like another flat surface to lay things on. :)

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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FancyShoes

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#27 posted 05-11-2015 05:07 PM

I actually tried it out, and thought to myself, i should just sell it and buy a 12” one for personal use. Most of the boards i have aee over 8” wide.

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Todd

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#28 posted 05-11-2015 10:29 PM

A belated “YOU SUCK!”

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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realcowtown_eric

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#29 posted 05-12-2015 05:33 AM

And I’ve got a 1950ish 8” General Jointer withj about 80-90% original finish, new blades , new safety switch, cast base, and I cannot even generate a single response at 800$cdn. That’s about $650 us$ , For my yank buddies, shipping costs would be a b+i+tch cause it’s really substantial cast iron

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#30 posted 05-17-2015 05:47 PM

Wow, you sure got lucky on this.

I paid $1,000. for the same model about 12 years ago, and I had to buy a guard and repaint it.

So all in all, yeah, you suck! LOL

Great buy.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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StevenWoodward

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#31 posted 08-22-2020 11:57 PM



I picked up it s little brother, the DJ-15 for $175 off of Craigslist. I also got the Delta Invicta RC-33 13” planer from the same place ($150). Keep watching Craigs, those deals are out there.
- Quanter50

For RC-33 restoration including: instruction manuals, parts list, YouTube video, cleaning, lubrication, adjustment, and optional upgrade to Byrd Shelix helical segment cutter head, check out this post: LumberJocks

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rustfever

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#32 posted 08-23-2020 01:45 PM

What brand/caliber gun were you holding when you purchased this?

-- Rustfever, Central California

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GrantA

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#33 posted 08-23-2020 02:26 PM

I can’t believe nobody else has gotten upset that you let it get rained on! Always take a tarp :-) nice score, like you said now you’re on the hubby for a 12, then 16+ haha

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StevenWoodward

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#34 posted 08-23-2020 03:11 PM

In Ed Hollingsworth blog he uses phosphoric acid and wire wheel to remove rust. I have not tried it myself but looks effective based on Ed’s pictures.

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GrantA

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#35 posted 08-23-2020 03:42 PM

Steven a razor blade is all you need for flat surfaces with light rust

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Aj2

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#36 posted 08-23-2020 04:46 PM

Steven you resurrected a five year old thread. A bryd head on a jointer is far from a upgrade.

-- Aj

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therealSteveN

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#37 posted 08-23-2020 05:05 PM



Steven you resurrected a five year old thread. A bryd head on a jointer is far from a upgrade.

- Aj2

If you had a pool of everyone doing woodwork vote on that, you would find yourself deep in the minority. Shellix heads are always going to be better than a single sided HSS blade. You could quibble about cost, but performance will win overall. It wins so convincingly that the cost becomes a non-factor, that is why they sell so well.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Aj2

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#38 posted 08-23-2020 06:54 PM

Steven you resurrected a five year old thread. A bryd head on a jointer is far from a upgrade.

- Aj2

If you had a pool of everyone doing woodwork vote on that, you would find yourself deep in the minority. Shellix heads are always going to be better than a single sided HSS blade. You could quibble about cost, but performance will win overall. It wins so convincingly that the cost becomes a non-factor, that is why they sell so well.

- therealSteveN

I know I’m the odd man out. It’s not the cost that bothers me. I stand firmly that a jointer is hand fed machine is better suited for the way a gibbed head knifes cuts. The Shelix has such a small forward rake that it’s more of a scraping cut. I get much flatter faces because of less downward hand pressure.
I used to have a 8 inch jointer with a insert head but I sold it. I have one in my planer.
Some tasks in our craft take time and patience to master or make a noticeable difference. Learning how to set knives what types of hhs should be used and how to tread your lumber before it’s offered up to the machine. This takes work and time to learn. Unless your specifically trained from someone that’s walking that path.
Some will give up too soon. I’m really just trying I encourage the minority like me too carry on. Don’t give up your almost there. :)
Good Luck

-- Aj

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