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Forum topic by Gart posted 07-11-2017 05:38 PM 1240 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2017 05:38 PM

Jointer listed for sale without much information with it. The plate says Delta if I make it out.

Unsure if the wiring is even connected – appears to be a 220v cord on it.

For the size, the price seems decent even if some work needs to be done (unless the motor is shot).


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#1 posted 07-11-2017 06:56 PM

1960s I think but the base doesn’t look like
any Delta jointer base I remember seeing.

Appears to be missing a handwheel.

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#2 posted 07-11-2017 08:12 PM

Can’t really tell from the picture if that is a “Delta/Milwaukee” or a “Delta/Rockwell” badge… the former was used from around ~1954 to ~1966, while the later was used from ~1966 to ~1977, so there is your range. You can narrow it down to a specific year if you get the serial number.


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#3 posted 07-11-2017 08:33 PM

Very odd fence system. Looks interesting though. How much does he want for it?

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#4 posted 07-11-2017 08:44 PM

Craigslist price at $275. The location isn’t convenient for me to go take a look at it unless I was truly serious.

Here is the listing if you want a look: LINK

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#5 posted 07-11-2017 09:29 PM

Doesn’t look “ready to work” to me. My guess is a Delta model 37-220. But for $275, I’d keep looking.

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#6 posted 07-11-2017 11:06 PM

Thanks Ripper, that is the one.

After a search of that model number, it looks like there are some parts missing to it. Sometimes I get a feel for the way somebody takes care of their equipment by what the rest of the shop looks like (as seen in photo).

Thanks again all, I think I’ll take a pass.

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#7 posted 07-12-2017 01:09 AM

Here is a link to what looks like the same jointer, Says its a Delta Rockwell

At $275, I think I would keep looking too.
The one on the norman machine site is 3 phase too.

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#8 posted 07-12-2017 02:09 AM

Oh it’s only 6”? Forget it and move on. I thought it was 8”.

$275 for a ~70 year old, cruddy shape, missing parts jointer… Sigh.

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#9 posted 07-12-2017 03:12 AM

Looks similar to another one locally that they listed for $125.

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