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#1 posted 03-14-2016 06:17 PM

I believe that this jointer is a Delta 6” unit, model number 37-207. Most likely dates back to late 40s or mid 50s. The stand it is on is not the correct stand: added after the fact I sure. Check out this web site about old power tools.

http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=1141&tab=4

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 03-14-2016 06:41 PM

I agree with Brian, it looks like it may have been mounted on an old scrollsaw stand, for the 24” Delta scrollsaw. It should be remounted on a wider base though, for safe use. Have fun, make some dust.

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#3 posted 03-14-2016 06:44 PM

He’s asking 150 for it but that seems a bit high considering that’s not the original base…is there anything inherently wrong with that base that would keep it from working?

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#4 posted 03-14-2016 06:55 PM

There is nothing wrong with the stand… it may not be the stock one, but it’s a cool flare leg stand of the same vintage. The factory stand was just not as long:

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 03-14-2016 10:25 PM

Gotta love that old iron! Now your 2nd picture…hope your power cord was temporary solely for the picture (little close to that running belt)! Don’t ask me why I noticed that…

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#6 posted 03-14-2016 10:32 PM

Lol! This is not mine… Yet? I am wondering if $150 is a reasonable price for the machine in the condition it is in. I might be able to talk him down 10 or $20 but even at that price should I bite ?

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#7 posted 03-14-2016 10:41 PM


Lol! This is not mine… Yet? I am wondering if $150 is a reasonable price for the machine in the condition it is in. I might be able to talk him down 10 or $20 but even at that price should I bite ?

- namrufmot

Not an expert but I think that the only thing that might be wrong is the flatness of the fence. I love old Rockwell/Delta iron so I wouldn’t even blink at $150 but that’s just me.

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#8 posted 03-14-2016 10:54 PM

I haven’t used a jointer since high school unsure of exactly what to look for when buying a planer. Are you trying to say that by looking at the pictures, you can tell he fence is not level?

One of the main reasons I am interested in this tool, is that the rest of my workshop is made of late 1940s delta Rockwell as tools!

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#9 posted 03-14-2016 11:21 PM


I haven t used a jointer since high school unsure of exactly what to look for when buying a planer. Are you trying to say that by looking at the pictures, you can tell he fence is not level?

One of the main reasons I am interested in this tool, is that the rest of my workshop is made of late 1940s delta Rockwell as tools!

- namrufmot

Sorry…I missed a few words on the previous post and it totally changed the meaning. If it isn’t too far away and you have the opportunity to inspect it, take a long level with you and just check the flatness of the fence and each of the tables (I wouldn’t worry about total flatness across the infeed/outfeed tables because that can be adjusted out). With that old iron I think the only problem would be “wear” and with a jointer a minor gap or bow I would never know or care about. They made some good stuff!

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#10 posted 03-17-2016 01:43 AM

Going to pick it up Saturday….got him down to $120!

What type of blades do I need for this guy?

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#11 posted 03-17-2016 01:45 AM

What type of blades do I need for this guy?

Sharp knives work best :)

Have the ones in there sharpened. Unless they are completely worn away to nothing, you can re-sharpen them over and over again until they are too short. Otherwise, you can get standard 6” blades all over the place, such as Amazon (Like this Powertec 148031 set ). I believe Freud makes a set that will work as well (C350?).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#12 posted 03-17-2016 02:42 AM

I had a floor model six inch very much like that one just a little longer. i used it for about twenty yrs or so. The fence on that one remains to be my all time favorite in simplicity and use, including the dj 20 i have now.

jb

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#13 posted 03-17-2016 02:43 AM

I had a floor model six inch very much like that one just a little longer. i used it for about twenty yrs or so. The fence on that one remains to be my all time favorite in simplicity and use, including the dj 20 i have now.

jb

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