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lepelerin

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12-01-2016 06:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question jointer

Hi all,

I have been looking for a jointer lately. After some of you identified one of them as a Delta-Milwaukee 37-207, there is a Crafstman 113 (comes with the base) on the market too.

As you see in the pic the Delta needs more works than the Crafstman. Something I do not mind.
Which one would you choose at equal price.
Part availability, ease of adjustment, performance, etc… I never used a jointer so I therefore have no opinion.
It will have a light use as I will be the only one to use it.
I am aware those machine have short tables, I can not have longer than that due to space restriction in my basement shop. (I am aware I should get an 8” as some might recommend, but before that happens I would have to move. My shop is small.)

Could you share the pros and cons between the 2?

What would be a reasonable price for the Delta. I could get the Crafstman for $150.

I do not have a lot of money to spend on a tool so I am trying to get the best deal.
Thank you very much for your input.

Delta 37-207

Crafstman 113

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 01:03 AM

Viewed 90 times and no opinions, no advice ???

Are all these LJ opinionless ?

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 01:15 AM

It’s hard to offer opinions on machines most of us have never seen/used. The Delta was obviously used in a commercial or school setting. It appears to have a shorter bed than the Craftsman.

I think you would be better served by asking the good folks at OWWM.org.

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#3 posted 12-03-2016 01:23 AM

My vote goes for the Delta… original motor, belt cover and dual pork chop guards are a great find. Those things were made for decades and are workhorses. Does the craftsman even come with a motor?

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 12-03-2016 01:26 AM

I would definitely go for the delta over the craftsman, but are you a competent person?

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

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#5 posted 12-03-2016 02:20 AM

Yes the crafstman comes complete, motor, stand, .
The delta would be my first choice, however the price is not right.
Tx
A

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#6 posted 12-03-2016 02:31 AM

I agree, go delta. as for price, I think $150 is way to much for either one. I really don’t think I would give more than $50 for both. I like a good project, and the delta may been fun to rebuild if the price is right. Really not much to a jointer. With that said, I picked this old ridgid jointer up a couple years ago for $140 off CL. All it needed was was a little cleaning and it runs perfect.

-- John

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#7 posted 12-03-2016 04:50 AM

Defiantly go for the Delta,That craftsman looks like one with the fixed outfeed table and they are a pain in the ass to keep cutting good.
Sorry for being late to your post.

Aj

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#8 posted 12-03-2016 01:22 PM

Good point for the fixed outfeed table. I did not know about it.
Thank you.

A

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#9 posted 12-03-2016 01:36 PM

I have the craftsman. Been using mine since 1976.
Still have original blades.
The stationary outfeed bed is NOT an issue. If knives are set right you dont move it anyway !
I would look close at knives..Are they nicked ?
Possibly the Delta might have 4 knives, I recently bought a used Rockwell from a school that has 4 knives.
Price wise: If they have motors they are worth $150 . Motor is worth that.

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#10 posted 12-03-2016 02:37 PM

Delta for sure…...the fence alone puts it above all others in its class..That one is similar to my first one. Used it for years !

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#11 posted 12-03-2016 04:48 PM

I like the sign ….......LOL

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