Delta DJ20 Jointer Restoraton #5: Restoration Completed

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Blog entry by Julian posted 03-06-2016 03:43 AM 1187 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The restoration is completed. I am still waiting for the new jointer knives to arrive but everything else is completed.
Cost for restoration was $130 (belt, paint, knives, dust chute, steel for mobile base). Jointer was only $200; so for $330 I have a 8” jointer that’s as good as new.

I added a longer electrical cord. The original cord was too short.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 03-06-2016 05:07 AM

Nice work, mostly you can always use more cord lenght

-- Norman

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#2 posted 03-06-2016 05:17 AM

Filthy bugger. That’s a steal.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 03-06-2016 02:30 PM

Man, you suck! (Except for the hard work part)
Well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 03-06-2016 02:54 PM

That rebuild came along very nicely! The DJ-20 is an excellent jointer and will serve you well!

-- Regards, Norm

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#5 posted 03-06-2016 03:21 PM

Beautifully done, Julian. A real winner there.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#6 posted 03-06-2016 05:49 PM

Looks great well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 03-06-2016 07:01 PM

Looks great; you cleaned her up nicely!

-- Jake

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#8 posted 03-06-2016 10:37 PM

That was an awesome find and an excellent rehab. Congrats.


-- --Zach

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#9 posted 03-08-2016 12:38 AM

Hmm. I may have to lower my standards when searching Craig’s list. I typically ignore the old rusting planers in my search results but I might have to rethink my strategy.

Nice renovation.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#10 posted 03-09-2016 08:01 PM

Can I ask if you have any idea where or how I can outfit my DJ-20 with a fence assembly?

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#11 posted 03-31-2016 02:07 AM

I really LOVE restorations! Great job.

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