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Forum topic by JasonSF posted 09-03-2016 05:36 PM 623 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2016 05:36 PM

Hi all,

New to the forum so wanted to introduce myself and ask my first question here. First some context…

I’ve been working on projects here and there and slowly building out my tool collection. End tables, lots of speakers, bookshelves, and smaller projects too. I ran into space constraints a couple years ago after I bought a PCS sawstop. But now we’re expanding our house and I’ll be able to dedicate more space to the shop. So… although the house is still months from being finished, I bought a Delta DJ-20 8” jointer and a Delta 14” 28-275 band saw since I happened to find them on craigslist for what I felt was a pretty good deal ($800). The jointer is in great shape although there’s no fence or guard. It did come with the mobile base though. The band saw is like new and came with an extra new blade. (I’ll build my own fence and guard for the jointer as one of my first projects.)

As for my questions…
1. Does anyone know if there’s a riser kit for the band saw? It’s an older model and I couldn’t find a Delta version. There was one on eBay but I’m not sure of the quality. To be honest, I’m not sure I’ll need to resaw wide boards all that often, but it seems like it would be nice to have. My decision might be based on how much the kit is though.
2. Any “must-do” upgrades I should plan on? I’m thinking I need to buy or make a fence at least. And do some research on blades. Anything else?
3. The jointer is currently wired for 110V but I’ve read it can be rewired for 220V. My sawstop is wired for 220V and I’m having a few 220V drops installed so that isn’t an issue. I’m inclined to just leave well enough alone though.

That’s about it for now! Thanks in advance for any input!


-- Jason, San Francisco, enthusiastic hack

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#1 posted 09-07-2016 02:42 AM

Welcome to the forum!

I am not familiar with many of the DElta tools, so I’ll have to leave it to one of the experts here to help ya. Sounds like an exciting time planning out a new (or expanded) shop – good luck!

-- Martin, Twitter @IowaHomestead or Instragram @JenningsHomestead

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