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Jointer choice Delta 37-207 or Crafstman 113

by lepelerin
posted 12-01-2016 06:08 PM

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 01:03 AM

Viewed 90 times and no opinions, no advice ???

Are all these LJ opinionless ?

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 01:15 AM

It’s hard to offer opinions on machines most of us have never seen/used. The Delta was obviously used in a commercial or school setting. It appears to have a shorter bed than the Craftsman.

I think you would be better served by asking the good folks at

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#3 posted 12-03-2016 01:23 AM

My vote goes for the Delta… original motor, belt cover and dual pork chop guards are a great find. Those things were made for decades and are workhorses. Does the craftsman even come with a motor?


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#4 posted 12-03-2016 01:26 AM

I would definitely go for the delta over the craftsman, but are you a competent person?

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#5 posted 12-03-2016 02:20 AM

Yes the crafstman comes complete, motor, stand, .
The delta would be my first choice, however the price is not right.

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#6 posted 12-03-2016 02:31 AM

I agree, go delta. as for price, I think $150 is way to much for either one. I really don’t think I would give more than $50 for both. I like a good project, and the delta may been fun to rebuild if the price is right. Really not much to a jointer. With that said, I picked this old ridgid jointer up a couple years ago for $140 off CL. All it needed was was a little cleaning and it runs perfect.

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#7 posted 12-03-2016 04:50 AM

Defiantly go for the Delta,That craftsman looks like one with the fixed outfeed table and they are a pain in the ass to keep cutting good.
Sorry for being late to your post.


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#8 posted 12-03-2016 01:22 PM

Good point for the fixed outfeed table. I did not know about it.
Thank you.


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#9 posted 12-03-2016 01:36 PM

I have the craftsman. Been using mine since 1976.
Still have original blades.
The stationary outfeed bed is NOT an issue. If knives are set right you dont move it anyway !
I would look close at knives..Are they nicked ?
Possibly the Delta might have 4 knives, I recently bought a used Rockwell from a school that has 4 knives.
Price wise: If they have motors they are worth $150 . Motor is worth that.

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#10 posted 12-03-2016 02:37 PM

Delta for sure…...the fence alone puts it above all others in its class..That one is similar to my first one. Used it for years !

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#11 posted 12-03-2016 04:48 PM

I like the sign ….......LOL

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