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Forum topic by Jagerheister posted 12-09-2018 03:12 AM 1605 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jagerheister

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12-09-2018 03:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly jointer delta dj-20 g0490 plainer accident woodworking

The long story short is that I’m a 90 vintage Delta DJ-20 owner (out of production) in need of a new in-feed table.

If your curious, you can read the whole story here:
LINK (I crashed my Jointer to death…)

Delta apparently is long gone out of business, so customer support isn’t an option. I’ve gathered that the Grizzly G0490 is a clone of the Delta DJ-20 and it is still very much in production, and spares are available…

The part in question is somewhere around $212 plus Shipping from girzzly (in green). I found some new/old stock on one of these online parts purveyors for around $700 plus shipping (in grey)... Needless to say, I want to see if the Grizzly part will fit Before I order it ( this is where you come in)

Can someone that has access to a Grizzly G0490 jointer confirm the hole spacing on the table shafts (part #51 in link diagram)? I also would like a measurement from the table top to the bore centerline of the table shaft. I’ve included some reference measurement from my table.

Anyone that can confirm that these clones are the same will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks fellow woodworkers.

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#1 posted 12-09-2018 03:27 AM

If you don’t get confirmation from someone here I’d say call Grizzly and ask for Technical Support. They should be able to measure one they’d have on hand or may even have more detailed specs to pull data from.

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#2 posted 12-09-2018 04:22 AM

I called Grizzly. They wouldn’t confirm or deny that the G0490 was a Dj-20 Clone…

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#3 posted 12-11-2018 05:11 AM

JH,

I forgot to check my machine today. I’ll try to remember tomorrow.

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#4 posted 12-11-2018 01:18 PM

My suggestion to call Grizzly was just supposed to be to gather the needed measurements off their G0490. WOuldnt hurts to call back.

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Jagerheister

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#5 posted 12-11-2018 07:28 PM

Thanks for your input. I’ve called 3 times, and been told that these parts only fit their machines, and they will not be able to measure anything or confirm fitment to anything other than a Grizzly machine.

I also called the showroom, and they refused to provide any measurements.

It’s a dry hole. Again, I appreciate the input, but I’m not calling them back.

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#6 posted 12-12-2018 03:34 AM

JH,

So here is what I came up with. All of my measurements were from the exposed sides of the jointer.

For comparison I found this picture of a DJ-20

Here is a picture of my 490

From the photos it appears that the two are clones.

I have also pulled the parts list for the 490.

Then I measured the center distance between table shafts

As you are facing the jointer, the C to C distance between the left and left center shaft is 11 3/4” and the measurement between the left center & right center shafts is 8 3/4”. I did not measure the right shaft as I did not realize it was hidden by the depth gauge.

The distance from the bed surface for the left, left center, & right center is as follows, 3 7/8, 4, & 3 13/16. I suspect the differences are explained by the eccentric adjustments.

Let me know if this helps, I can check the right shaft tomorrow. I check for a reply to this message.

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Jagerheister

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#7 posted 12-12-2018 04:30 AM

Thanks so much for doing this. Just to validate, I’m looking for 12” demension on the in feed table as shown in the attached picture.

Please validate.

Thanks again

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#8 posted 12-13-2018 03:09 AM

I measured 11 3/4 for the c to c measurement.

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#9 posted 12-13-2018 11:14 PM

Ok, I measured again, and it did come out to 11.75”. Im going to irder all of the parts and then repost if I get it all to work…

Thanks again

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#10 posted 12-14-2018 02:44 AM

This is fun stuff to know.

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#11 posted 12-15-2018 02:40 AM

JH,
Glad I could help, let us know if it fits.

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#12 posted 12-17-2018 11:57 PM

OK, I ordered the parts today. They should be here in a few weeks. I’ll let everyone know if they fit or not…

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#13 posted 12-27-2018 02:37 PM

OK guys, I have an update. I ordered the casted in-feed table part from Grizzly. The casted table was delivered yesterday, and I’m feeling really confident that it will fit. As you can see here the two parts are very similar. The Grizzly table actually has more material in it. The casted gussets are substantially thicker, and they have added some lateral mid-span reinforcements around the area that cracked in my delta jointer. There are a few other subtle nuances, but the hole patten seems to be the same.

I am going to reinstall the table today, and hope for the best. I’ll provide updates with the progression of events.

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#14 posted 12-27-2018 10:10 PM

Fascinating.

In defense of Grizzly I can see why they wouldn’t answer the questions you were asking as it potentially puts them on the hook if things don’t work out properly. They certainly don’t need that liability.

I look forward to finished repair photos.

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#15 posted 12-28-2018 04:48 AM

Crossing fingers here! Good luck.

Also nice to know that the Grizzly is more substantial than the Delta…

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