Super excited about the deal I got today! So what did I find this morning as I went to a few Estate sales? An awesome 6” Delta Rockwell Jointer with a 3/4 hp motor. I have been wanting a jointer, but did not have the funds to go out and buy something new. I didn’t want a desktop jointer, reviews seems mixed, and I do not have room for a larger floor model. This is the perfect size for what I am doing right now.
I know it does not look that great, but I really like these old tools. I like the way they look and the fact that they are so solidly built. Made in America. I know some might say I would be better off with something new, but I really enjoy cleaning up and restoring these old tools. A little sanding, sandblasting, painting and powder coating with my DIY powder coating system from Eastwood and it will be looking great. It’s going to be fun.
And the best thing is that it works and all of the parts seem to be here! I have already run a few boards through it. The only thing I really need to do to use it is replace the belt and remove the surface rust from the bed and the fence.
Anybody know what vintage this is? I do not see a model number anywhere.
-- "...building is far more gratifying that consuming" - Chris Schwarz