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Forum topic by namrufmot posted 02-18-2016 02:47 AM 622 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2016 02:47 AM

Dude says he can’t find a model # on it….so just going by the design what is it worth? Is Delta known for their quality joiners?

Any advice appreciated!

Thanks!


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#1 posted 02-18-2016 02:53 AM

Thats one of the benchtop models. I’ve heard a lot of bad things about them, but i can’t tell you much. I bet someone else will come along and shed some light.

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#2 posted 02-18-2016 02:53 AM

Looks like a model 37-070 variable speed jointer.

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#3 posted 02-18-2016 03:15 AM

Benchtop jointers are usually not very satisfactory unless you are jointing only very short boards.

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#4 posted 02-20-2016 02:18 PM



Thats one of the benchtop models. I ve heard a lot of bad things about them, but i can t tell you much. I bet someone else will come along and shed some light.

- TheWoodRaccoon


The reviews that I’ve read all point out that the benchtop jointers with the stamped metal tops (versus the heavier cast iron) all have issues with flatness. Make you that you take a trusted straight edge when checking out any used jointer.

FWIW, Delta has and does make some really good machinery, but they have also made a few duds along the way, too. Pretty well every manufacturer has. Please don’t choose or discount a machine solely based on its brand name.

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#5 posted 02-20-2016 02:19 PM

Delta is known for their quality jointers, that’s not one of them.

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#6 posted 02-21-2016 12:25 AM


Thats one of the benchtop models. I ve heard a lot of bad things about them, but i can t tell you much. I bet someone else will come along and shed some light.

- TheWoodRaccoon

The reviews that I ve read all point out that the benchtop jointers with the stamped metal tops (versus the heavier cast iron) all have issues with flatness. Make you that you take a trusted straight edge when checking out any used jointer.

FWIW, Delta has and does make some really good machinery, but they have also made a few duds along the way, too. Pretty well every manufacturer has. Please don t choose or discount a machine solely based on its brand name.

- KentInOttawa

I love Delta tools. I have a scroll saw, Bandsaw, and planer all made by Delta! When i said “I heard a lot of bad things about them”, i was referring to benchtop jointers, not Delta tools. I wasn’t discounting Delta at all, rather i was stating that most benchtop jointers of that style were not very good.

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#7 posted 02-21-2016 03:25 AM

I bought that model at a pawn shop. I agree that it’s not much good for anything over 3 feet. The fence is a little hard to get to a perfect 90 degrees. Other than that, not bad. I believe I’ll sell for more than. I paid (40) and invest in a floor model.

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