New Jointer

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Review by Brian posted 1708 days ago 2627 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got me a new DJ-20 to replace my 6” Ridgid. To me it’s a small aircraft carrier.
I’ve not had much luck with Delta tools the last few years but decided to go with a Delta again over a General and King.
Out of the 2 crates the tables were flat and in line with each other and the fence was perfect.
Paint job isn’t the greatest but if the above points are perfect it’s a fabs item. If I could I’d give it 4.5 stars
Great price too at $1499 Cdn -PLUS I get to choose $200 worth of tools or bessey clamps.
Down the road I’ll probably get a link belt for it.


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#1 posted 1708 days ago

all it needs now is some landing lights and an air boss. congrats, and enjoy your new toy.

-- Steve ....Got wood in my blood, mostly from splinters and inhaling sawdust

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#2 posted 1708 days ago

I got a Delta 6”, but should’ve gotten an 8”. I can only land Cessnas and Pipers on mine.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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#3 posted 1708 days ago

Did you just fire it up?

My lights dimmed, all of the sudden….

Nice purchase! Enjoy!

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 1708 days ago

This is a nice jointer and you should enjoy having the extra width. Thanks for the review.

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

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#5 posted 1708 days ago

WOW!!!! What a beautiful machine!!

That sure looks better than that old broken-down Craftsman jointer sitting out in my garage.

If you ever have the time, write up a performance review. Those of us with “jointer envy” would appreciate it.

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#6 posted 1708 days ago

Nice toy

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1708 days ago

Thats a big boy! Have fun….

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

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#9 posted 1707 days ago

Sweet machine.

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#10 posted 1706 days ago

Man that’s a Cadillac!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#11 posted 991 days ago

I have run a Delta DJ-20 in my shop for 5 years and have had excellent service from it. I run all kinds of hardwood through it (hickory, elm, oak, walnut, maple, cherry) and find it to be very reliable. Excellent basic machine that is reliable, and easy to maintain.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#12 posted 367 days ago

I have one as well. I bought it for the extra width capacity, but what you really notice is how useful the extra length is. 76” long compared to 46” long on my old Jet 6” jointer. You can rest a 5-6’ long board on the infeed table! No more wrestling long boards as they want to fall off the outfeed table, as this jointer has good length.

I can’t tell you how many times I set a 6-1/2” wide board on my old 6” jointer… Awww! Back to the bandsaw.
An 8” parallelogram jointer was the way to go for me.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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