|Review by Delta356||posted 07-25-2011 09:40 PM||6929 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
After my little Craftsman 4” jointer died, circ 1951, I decided to up grade. I looked at a lot of brands and me being a big Delta fan I decided to go with there DeltaX5 6” professional jointer.
This machine comes in two boxes one contains the motor/stand, and other goodies. The other box has the jointer and fence system. Once again I have to deal with a heavy Delta box. The machine took about an hour to put together.. One thing that is nice is Delta already mounts the motor, and the bolts are loose so the woodworker can make any adjustments to motor.
One thing I might add is how quite this machine is. You could work all night with out waking anyone up.
This jointer is like the Porsche of jointers. Its got it’S class and a little blinnn…and the motor size is just right…
I bought this jointer at my local Woodcraft with 15% off..
Onto the Fence.
That is the end of the review.
This jointer was 98% trouble free.
I had a problem putting the cutter head guard on but was able to get it on and working.
Also the finish of the jointer was good, but the paint job was pealing in places, because of the oil.
I called Delta Machinery that day and they sent me a can of touch up paint and I got the paint the next day, no questions asked.
Thats why I buy Delta…
Whether you are a Pro, hobbyist, or DYI this jointer is a great jointer and will meet all your needs.
Thanks, Michael Frey
FREY WOODWORKING INC.