|Forum topic by McFly||posted 08-04-2015 03:01 AM||596 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-04-2015 03:01 AM
First post here. Finally bought a house with a garage, so it’s time to setup my workshop. Currently, I do everything around the house with hand tools, so I’m pretty stoked to finally have a dedicated space to work.
Got a call from my Dad asking did I need a Delta Rockwell 9” RAS & a 4” planer for $250. Said hell yeah, I need a Delta Rockwell 9” RAS & a 4” planer!
Bought em sight unseen to be picked up this Friday. Seems like a decent price to me. Rockwells have a fairly decent reputation for accuracy and if the planer is in good shape, these will definitely improve my joinery projects.
Checked out the saw and it seems like it’s in great shape as far as I know; turret arm rides smooth, the stops are all tight, the saw swivels smoothly and locks right into place, no hum and a pause on startup. The table top is in rough shape and will need to be re-decked. Fortunately, I have a solid supply of cabinet grade hardwoods ready to rock.
Planer works, but I still have to check that the fence is square (and stays square) before starting any projects.
So whaddaya think, did I snag good deal or did I overpay?