Tool Gloat??

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Blog entry by Bluepine38 posted 08-22-2010 09:42 PM 1570 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a stuff for Guys garage sale and bought a Sears Shaper Model No. 103.23920 on a wobbly steel stand
with a 1 hp, 11.4 amp motor (I was able to print out an operating manual from Old woodworking tools) and
an old Delta 6” jointer Model 2-961 mounted on knocked together wood base, it is similar to Delta Model 37-205
that was manufactured circa 1945 except for the lack of a base. I have not been able to locate a manual for
this so will contact the closest Service Center in Spokane on Monday. Since I got both for $100 I almost feel
guilty, but the seller had set the price, not me. Both need TLC since they are rust coated and sound like
they need new bearings. If anyone out there can help me with info on operating and/ or repair I would appreciate it. Since both tools are younger than I am I will consider them new additions to my workshop. Since
I can no longer park my pickup in my 1/2 of the garage and the wife’s new Dodge Caravan will not fit in the
spot occupied by her Subaru Outback wagon, I may be forced to build a bigger double car garage with space
for a small?? workshop attached just as soon as I finish the built in gas fireplace next week. Missoula outlawed
woodburning fireplaces because of inversion/pollution problems.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#1 posted 08-23-2010 12:29 AM

For the Delta Jointer, you can probably download an owner/operator manual at Click on the links for service/support. You may have to register on the site, but I don’t think so. You can search by model number.

Great deal on the tools. Very much gloatable. I keep searching for a good deal on a jointer like that myself. Can’t wait to see pics when you get them setup and operating.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#2 posted 08-23-2010 06:26 AM

My jointer, is an almost unnamed unit made in Oregon in the 1940’s or early 1950’s, and I have been able to get knifes off from amazon, and bearings, at the local autoparts store. So I would not worry about the jointer very much. They are pretty simple.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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