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Delta 18-36 x5 drum sander.

Delta 18-36 x5 drum sander.

912 days ago by Ken90712 | 18 comments »

First off Thanks to Joe Lydon who introduced me to his buddy Bob that was selling this sander. I mentioned to him I was going to buy one and he told me about a buddy that had one that he never used. I’m not normally good at buying used stuff, but I trusted Joe. Bod said, “If I didn’t like it I could return it for a refund.” (Who does that now a day?) Not a bad deal for used sander. I was shocked how clean this was when I arrived. We agreed on the price and off we went. 5 stars t...

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Delta saw rebuild

Delta saw rebuild

916 days ago by Luke | 11 comments »

I bought this saw on craigslist from a guy for $650. It was in really rough shape. Things were taken apart and it was covered in some sort of overspray from what seemed like flocking material. I had to scrub it all down with goof off and then buff it with auto compound. Luckily the factory decal covers were all still on the aluminum plates so those peeled off easily and it looked almost perfect underneath except for some scratches on the front plate.The motor cover was missing the attachment...

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The last drill press I plan on owning

The last drill press I plan on owning

926 days ago by Hoakie | 20 comments »

This is the second drill press I’ve owned, but the first serious one. As you can see in one of the pictures, I had the 10” Craftsman drill press. It had a 2 1/8” quill travel and a 2/3 hp motor. Although it got small jobs done, it was never fun to use and I cursed it out every time I needed to. Obviously the Delta 18-900L is in a whole different class so any real comparison is moot. However, I can say that I don’t seem myself ever cursing this bad boy out. I pur...

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Dissapointed

Dissapointed

982 days ago by exelectrician | 35 comments »

I am dissapointed with my Delta 50-760 for the following reasons…1. It is too loud.2.It cannot pick up more than ten handplane shavings with out blocking all the grids inside.3.I cannot use it anywhere near my chopsaw, small offcuts have caused several dents in the case when they slam into the inner parts.4.I touch the large fabric bag and a cloud of fine dust falls, Am I breathing this stuff?

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Mortiser Falls Short on Key Features

Mortiser Falls Short on Key Features

1005 days ago by pintodeluxe | 10 comments »

When I first got this it was the best thing since fancy cut pickles. Since then (5 tables, 8 chairs and and an entertainment center later), I have had the chisel stuck in my workpiece more times than I can count. I can tell you why… it has no roller wheels or clamps to hold the workpiece tight against the fence. Thus when you try to remove the bit, it rocks the workpiece and binds the bit. Problem #2 : The hold down clamp rod does flex quite a bit. I think this could be solved w...

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A great buy!

A great buy!

1007 days ago by slickSqueegie | 13 comments »

I have never used a lathe before this one so I have nothing to comppare it to! But I absolutely love this thing.I have only great things to say about it! If you are looking for a mid size lathe this is the one to buy!

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Good Price Great Stand

Good Price Great Stand

1063 days ago by Chipy | 4 comments »

I have seen a few reviews on Lumber Jocks ware the reviewer posted a review on a tool that has been owned for a few years and I thought, boy that makes a lot of sense. When you have had the tool for a few years I think you get to know the good the bad and ugly and sometimes great with more certainty.Today I am reviewing a Delta mobile miter saw/planer tool stand. I have also have seen this stand under the Porter Cable brand name. Although it sells under two names I am 90% sure they are the s...

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A must for Delta portable planers

A must for Delta portable planers

1078 days ago by Kevin | 12 comments »

Not going to go into great detail here on this review. Ordered one from amazon.com yesterday and it arrived this morning. Replacing the original shroud with this one was a brease, took about 1 minute if that. I did however drill two holes in the bottom left/right of the shroud and into the planer to make it more sturdy. Hooked up a 6.5hp shop vac to it and planed some boards. Taking 1/16 – 1/8 off each pass the shop vac didn’t leave any chips/dust behind. For $25 dollars...

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Review of DELTA X5 6" Professional Jointer

Review of DELTA X5 6" Professional Jointer

1100 days ago by Delta356 | 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 t...

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Review of Delta 14" Bandsaw, Sawing with a Delta

Review of Delta 14" Bandsaw, Sawing with a Delta

1100 days ago by Delta356 | 19 comments »

When it came to buying a new bandsaw, I really took my time on which one I wanted. I looked at all the main brands, and compared the difference. There were really not very many difference. They all cut wood…I ended up going with the brand that pioneered the 14” bandsaw, Delta Machinery. I bought this bad boy at Rockler when they had there 15% of Delta tools. The Bandsaw comes in one big box, and it weighs a lot. The way the box was shaped it was very hard for two people to h...

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