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Shop Fox or Delta X5 Fair Price?

by iLunatik
posted 02-11-2017 12:23 PM

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#1 posted 02-11-2017 02:56 PM

Having used both, I would take the Delta over the Shop Fox. There isn’t much difference though, but place a long straight edge across the tables to make certain that the tables are flat with each other. Raise them slightly above the cutter to do this. If either has a segmented cutter, that would be my first choice. Also, run a ew test cuts to make certain that your choice runs and cuts well. To me, both are asking high end money for these, so if you find anything at all not right, the price should be lowered.


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#2 posted 02-11-2017 03:00 PM

I leaning more toward the Delta, not only because of price but the Shop Fox looks like someone spilled acid on it. I’ve never seen paint peel there or in that manner. I would think you could get the Delta for just a little less money to make it a good deal, the Shop Fox is over priced even in better condition than it’s in.

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#3 posted 02-12-2017 01:15 AM

Thank you guys for the replies, really. Delta got snagged up before I could even reach the person. Oh well. I’ll just keep on lookin.

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Shawn Masterson

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#4 posted 02-12-2017 08:58 PM

honestly any use straight knife 6” jointer over $200 (except something like the Powermatic 54HH) is priced too high. I got my 8” grizzly for $325. If you are looking at used for $400 I would just spend the extra coin for new.

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Shawn Masterson

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#5 posted 02-12-2017 09:02 PM

here’s a good deal.

Sorry I hate it when people are to stupid to remove the post when something is sold.

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