Great Deal on a Delta DJ20 8" Jointer

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Forum topic by Julian posted 02-21-2016 02:46 AM 805 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2016 02:46 AM

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I have been looking to upgrade from a 6” to an 8” jointer. Found an add on Craigslist last night, that was just posted 2 hours before I logged in. $200 for a DJ20 jointer. Next morning I was up at 4am and headed out on the almost 2 hour drive. Had to disassemble the jointer and the seller helped me load it. Needs some work. He stored it outside, under a tarp for some time and the cast iron will need a lot of elbow grease. But for $200 it was well worth it to me.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 02-21-2016 02:49 AM

Wow! Will you make a restoration/cleanup thread? I’d love to see that thing all shiny….:)

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#2 posted 02-21-2016 03:41 AM

Even if it means a trip to the machine shop to get the beds and fence surfaced, it should be well worth the effort. I like my DJ-20, it’s just a really solid tool.

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#3 posted 02-21-2016 07:45 AM

He is looking not so well, but $200 isn’t that much. Success with reconditioning.


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#4 posted 02-21-2016 12:32 PM

Good deal! it would make a nice story to follow, congrats!

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#5 posted 02-21-2016 12:36 PM

That’s a great deal. It just boggles the mine as to how the seller could have left that outside. Imagine how much more it could have sold for if it was taken care of and stored indoors.

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#6 posted 02-21-2016 03:40 PM

You gonna try the Coca-Cola trick for rust removal? I read that vinegar works also. If it’s just surface rust, you scored a great deal.

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#7 posted 02-21-2016 04:48 PM

Ya done good son! thats a steal for a price, and it will be a fun project. Share the progress with pics :)

Have a good one!

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