I have dealt with the sub par dust collection opening of this jointer for over ten years now. Today I went out to the shop and said no longer will I deal with a clogged dust chute, and wood chips all over the shop. All I did to correct the problem was to box out the chute and make it 4” deep all the way to the bottom, then put the chut facing 90 degrees to the chute, which would solve the problem of chips collecting and clogging up the chute. Well, I just ran a ton of boards through the planer and it worked perfectly for the FIRST time in ten years. Why I never did this before, I will never know, but I do know this. Delta really dropped the ball on the dust collection on this one.
-- Julian, Park Forest, IL