6" jointer-Delta 37-196 or Delta,DJ-15

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Forum topic by BCO posted 08-01-2015 01:40 PM 1345 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2015 01:40 PM

Hi, I am looking at two jointers on CList the DJ-15 is listed for 375.00 and pics look good, about 1.5 hrs away.
The 37-196 looks newer and cleaner w rolling base, rack and pinion fence for 275.00 about 3 hrs away.
They both have 4” dust ports
Does any one know if there is any appreciable difference in these two models

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#1 posted 08-01-2015 01:53 PM

Huge difference. The DJ-15 is considered more desirable because of its parallelogram style tables which are easily adjusted. The 37-196 on the other hand, has the old dovetailed tables that must be adjusted by adding brass shims between the table and the base.

With that said, let me add that both kinds of jointer will work fine. The parallelogram is simply a newer design and more easily adjusted.


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#2 posted 08-01-2015 01:59 PM

excellent info, thank you Mike

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#3 posted 08-01-2015 02:06 PM

Like Mike I would choose the DJ-15.

I have a Delta 6” Joiner, are you sure you will not need something wider? Many of my projects end up with me wondering why I bought a 6” and wishing I had a 10+ inch.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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