Setting up a wood shop in my 2 car garage. #5: Delta 37-866 6" Jointer

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Blog entry by Jim posted 12-31-2009 04:59 AM 6401 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Purchased this at the local WoodSmith store. It was on sale for $100 off. I had originally purchased a Porta Cable bench top jointer but returned it in favor of a full sized jointer.

Everything laid out ready for assembly:

As with the other items that I’ve put together so for this was not difficult at all.

The first step was putting on the top attaching the drive belt and adjusting the tension.

Next up was attaching the cutter head pulley guard / carriage mounting bracket.

Install the fence.

Now the guard and the power switch.

Done and ready for action!

-- Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity….

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 05:02 AM

Nice tool.

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 05:04 AM

Wow a great deal. Congrats on your new toy.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 05:18 AM

That is a nice looking jointer. I am sure you can’t wait to fire it up!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 05:20 AM

Nice…have fun with your new toy!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 08:09 AM

They work best with a dust collector attached.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 01-03-2010 02:01 PM

Nice machine. I love that fence. It makes mine look like a toy. It looks like you are pretty well equipped now with some good machines and ready to make something. Congratulations on you new shop. I’m Looking forward to seeing some of your projects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-03-2010 03:06 PM

I believe setting up brand new machine is definetely very thrilling moment though challenging. And this new is no exception. Really very nice jointer, smooth bed and fence. Congratulations on your new shop and machines.
Enjoy woodworking the safe way!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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