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05-25-2016 02:41 AM

Looking at a used delta 6” jointer #37-190. Listed for 175$, only issue he said the safeguard spring is broken. Good deal????


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#1 posted 05-25-2016 03:13 AM

Got any pics? Might help to assess the condition and therefore the value, though $175 seems pretty reasonable.

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#2 posted 05-25-2016 03:17 AM

You can get the spring from here
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/delta-37190-type-jointer-parts-c-3275_7655_13888.html?gclid=CJ2t6sKh9MwCFdgegQodiEICWw

I think the price is a bit high for not enclosed base for dust collection, but condition and location kinda set the price.

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#3 posted 05-25-2016 12:03 PM

Looks in decent condition

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#4 posted 05-25-2016 12:08 PM

I believe that even though it’s an open base it still has a dust chute and can still be set up for dust collection. It’s worth $175.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 05-25-2016 12:11 PM

It appears to include an extra set of knives, user manual, a set of push blocks, mobile base and a knife setting jig. Seems like a pretty good deal.

Any idea what the h.p. of the motor is?

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#6 posted 05-25-2016 12:19 PM

Ripper70, it’s a 3/4 hp and yes it does come with everything you mentioned

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#7 posted 05-25-2016 12:23 PM

Also my shop space being a 1 car garage is gonna limit me from getting a bigger industrial machine, but I figured this would be a good size for my space and this would be my first jointer. Im going to try work the price down some more but just wanted to know at the 175 range.

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#8 posted 05-25-2016 12:35 PM

I’m pretty sure these are considered to be capable and reliable machines for the garage shop. If it runs well and appears to be well maintained (which it does) I think you might have a winner there.

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#9 posted 05-25-2016 12:39 PM

Good jointers, especially at a good price, don’t last long on CL. You better act quick or you’ll be telling us about how you missed it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 05-25-2016 12:42 PM

I picked up the 37-220 which is the long bed version for the same amount but it didn’t come with quite as many goodies. Different areas can force prices higher but I would think an offer of $150 is reasonable. It’s a solid machine for sure!

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#11 posted 05-25-2016 12:51 PM

Looks to be on a mobile base too.

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#12 posted 05-25-2016 01:16 PM

I have had the longer bed version for many years and it has served me well. The dust chute isn’t the best design in the world so it will make a mess regardless of the size of the DC you hook up to it and just a box under the chute would probably be almost as effective as a 4” DC. The beds are finicky if you need to adjust them but once I got them to the point where I called it good enough I just left them in that spot.

The one I have which is over 15 years old is a good machine overall and I never really wish for more power although i do tend to take lighter cuts on it using it to flatten and square rather than bulk stock removal. I do want a 8” or 12” jointer for capacity and a longer bed for large pieces but for what it is I don’t have any complaints about the machine. If I have the space I would probably keep it for smaller pieces in addition to a larger jointer as it’s great for frame and panel sized pieces.

Hope this helps,

Richard

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#13 posted 05-25-2016 01:36 PM

So I can add some direct experience as I have this jointer. In my area (Houston) you don’t see a huge number of jointers on CL of any reasonable condition or quality. $150-$175 would be fair just for the jointer.

Assuming that you get the mobile base with it, then I would call this a great deal at $175. A good mobile base is $50 and I hardly ever see used ones for sale, so you’re probably going to have to pay retail for one. Since you (like me) require the mobility to work in my fairly small space, you’re going to get the base either way.

Regarding the machine itself. I’ve probably run a couple of thousand feet of lumber over mine, mostly for edge jointing, but a fair amount of facing as well. I’m not super aggressive in my jointing, 1/16” is usually my deepest cut depth, if I need to take off more I make two passes. The knives are not difficult to set the depth on and the tables are ok to adjust as well.

I find the table to be long enough, but if I need to joint 8/4 stock over about 6 ft I set up roller stands and about 8 ft is my max for 4/4 without stands.

This machine has a dust chute which is going to catch 90% of the shavings. You’re going to get some stuff beign thrown out different gaps in the casting, but cleanup is sweeping the shavings on the ground out of the way and then 2 minutes running the shop vac over the machine and base.

I modified mine to add a small piece of 1/2 ply over the duct chute outlet with a 4” jointer adapter on it and hook it up to my dust collector. The sides of the dust chute have two small thumbscrews to hold the cover plate on for the dust chute. I used 1/4 ply pieces glued to the sides of the 1/2 ply plate with holes drilled in them so it simply slips over the existing dust chute and uses the same thumbscrews to hold it on. The 1/2 plate covers the outlet of the stock dust chute and positions the 4” port right over it. With this setup, you still get a little bit of stuff out of the casting, but overall it’s very clean.

Cut quality is generally good, a tiny bit of waviness If I run the stock fairly quick, but since I cut light and tend to move the stock at the “that sounds and feels right” speed, I find that the cut is normally ready to glue up with no additional work. Face jointing may requires a light pass with 150 or 220 to clean up.

All in all, I’m happy with mine and it is a good balance of quality and portability.

One last comment about the open stand is that I’m planning on building a small shelf, drawer setup to sit in the stand to hold the accessories (blocks, spare blades, etc), so you can always modify to fit your needs.

Sort of turned into a Delta 37-190 review…..

Mike

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#14 posted 05-25-2016 02:16 PM

Looks like my jointer! Like you I had space problems when I bought it years ago and although I now have space haven’t bothered to upgrade to a larger one. I think the price is fair. As for the return spring, I suspect it is fine, just not aligned properly. It operates much like a recoil starter spring on a lawnmower. If you buy the jointer you’ll see how it works.

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