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Posted on Would you spend $100 on this jointer?

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Planeman40

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 09:29 PM

Its obviously a copy of the Delta 6” jointer, most likely Chinese. Looks good in the photo, doesn’t show a blade guard which can probably be bought at Harbor Freight as a replacement part for the HF jointer. A blade guard can also easily be made or located as Delta jointers are common. The 6” blades are easy to come by and are about $15 for a set of three in high speed steel. I buy mine on Amazon. I have a Delta 6” jointer so I know this. The rust can be removed using a wire brush wheel in an electric drill and some fine wet-or-dry sandpaper with oil or WD-40 as a polishing lubricant. All of this and some gray enamel paint and the thing will look like new.

I would look carefully at the quality of castings and assembly. I would also put a long straightedge across the infeed and outfeed tables when they are in line with each other to see if the tops are parallel with each other. If all is well, go for it!

Planeman

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