Does this 1940’s Delta Jointer have another life?

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Forum topic by KnottyDovetail posted 10-16-2018 08:11 PM 458 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2018 08:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer restore delta question

I’ve been looking for a jointer and this beautiful looking tool shows up. The owner says it runs but he’s never used it and doesn’t know the history. Where would I find parts for this at? How much would you pay for this?

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#1 posted 10-16-2018 08:25 PM

The 37-205/207’s were workhorses, sold basically unchanged for decades, and will last several lifetimes. The cast iron base (37-205) is more desirable than the flare leg stand, but the jointer itself is the same. As for worth – that depends a lot on condition and location. At the very least, figure about $50 on top of purchase price for new bearings and a belt. And unless you have a cracked cast iron part (and even then most likely), parts are available from many places, including your local hardware store.


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