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Posted on I need a new jointer, but which one???

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 09:07 PM

I think I have to side with PurpLev…but you only say “older Delta” in your original post.

what model do you have? Delta used to put out some very high quality tools (and I say “used to” solely because I haven’t bought any for years…thus I can’t opine on what they sell now but inherent in that statement is that I have been happy with the Delta brand, realizing that what I get pretty much lines up with what I paid).

if you are talking about that little benchtop unit they used to sell (and probably still do…not knocking it…it’s fine for budget users with limited space), then realize you are moving into a real tool. As far as I can tell they all come from the same factories and differ only in color.

pending a reply, I’ll also echo PurpLev in that your $1k might be better spent on other tools…my jointer doesn’t seem to get used much anymore since I have a decent table saw with a decent fence and use good blades.

just MHO

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