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Forum topic by Larry Wilson posted 11-04-2017 05:07 PM 463 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Larry Wilson

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11-04-2017 05:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta jointer

There is a jointer for sale in my area for $625 Canadian ($500 USD). It is a Delta 37-866X. It is in an unopened box and comes with a mobile base. It works for my budget. Any thoughts on this particular model and the deal in general? Thanks in advance.

-- Shoot pool, not people


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jonah

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#1 posted 11-04-2017 05:28 PM

Looks like a standard 6” jointer. Nothing special about it, and (IMO) not worth $625. 6” jointers are widely available on the used market, since most people buy them and then realize they should have bought an 8”.

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Andre

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#2 posted 11-04-2017 05:41 PM

Unless space is an issue go bigger if possible! The price well I wouldn’t go over $500?

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Shawn Masterson

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#3 posted 11-04-2017 09:12 PM

You could get a new grizzly for that. New in the box is not new. also I remember that Delta parts were getting hard to get. IDK if that was ever resolved.

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Larry Wilson

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#4 posted 11-04-2017 09:32 PM

I could get a benchtop for less than 500 but a stand up is a bunch more. Much rather get a standup machine with a mobile base. Shipping to Canada, taxes, and brokerage fees add up pretty quick

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#5 posted 11-05-2017 12:03 AM

I’d recommend saving your money and waiting until you can afford an 8” jointer. Keep an eye on the local used market and you’ll likely find something (assuming you don’t live in the middle of nowhere). 6” jointers are pretty common on Craigslist in my area.

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Larry Wilson

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#6 posted 11-10-2017 10:42 PM

well thanks for talking me out of the 6” jointer. Today a used DJ-20 popped up for $1050 Canadian. He is delivering it today. I am so stoked! Yippee!

-- Shoot pool, not people

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