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02-23-2011 04:47 PM

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Dear friends,

I have a little question, who recognizes this jointer?
I believe it is an American model, when I look at the attachment point of the safety cutter guard.
The jointer is standing in a old barn in the Netherlands.
I hope someone can help me.

Thanks Henrie.

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#1 posted 02-23-2011 04:50 PM

Hi no idea on the manufacture. But if you don’t want it and are willing to send it to Wisconsin. I’ll take it.

-- Ray

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#2 posted 02-23-2011 05:05 PM

looks like an old rockwell – delta
good luck
they are good
and still have parts

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#3 posted 02-23-2011 05:29 PM

It’s hard to tell with any certainty because of the extent of the missing parts, but it appears to be an old Rockwell / Delta. Take a look at the OWWM website (Old WoodWorking Machines) and you might just be able to identify that thing…

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#4 posted 02-23-2011 05:45 PM

patron and dbhost have pointed you in the right direction. I too would guess as a rockwell / delta. Age, ???
There may be an out of the way data plate somewhere. I would check the inside of the stand or the underside of the tables and base.
Good luck, looks like a keeper.
Took another look. Appears to be rewired, probably due to voltage and hertz differences. If the motor has info on it I wouldn’t use it for anything related to the jointer. I would pull the belt shield and see if there is a data plate behind it. Hope this helps.

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#5 posted 02-23-2011 06:29 PM

If it were an (original) Rockwell/Delta, the paint would be battleship gray. If the color I’m seeing on my computer is accurate—looks a little like a green—I would suspect it is a Taiwan copy.

Early RDs were on an open stand with heavy angle iron legs which flared to rounded feet. This is a thin sheet metal base, which still looks factory, but does not look RD to me.

I had two similar Rockwell Deltas and they had chrome handwheels with all rounded surfaces, nothing like the handwheels on this fella.

I’m thinking Taiwan, maybe Sunhill. Open to other opinions and observations, to be sure.



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#6 posted 02-23-2011 06:45 PM

I agree with Lee.

That’s the same pattern as some of the pacific rim copies from the
1970s and 80s. Some of them are 7” jointers, which is pretty much
a giveaway. While I cannot say no American tool maker never made
a 7” jointer, I don’t recall ever seeing one mentioned.

Jointers are simple machines. If the tables and fence are straight and
the bearings are tight, that jointer should work just fine for you, brand
name or not.

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#7 posted 02-23-2011 06:52 PM

Looks a little bit like the old Jet jointer my dad just picked up, 70s or 80s maybe JJ6

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#8 posted 02-24-2011 06:50 PM

Dear friends,

thank you very much for your help.
Finally I had found a nice and affordable jointer for me, it is not easy over here to find a good and affordable jointer..
When I look in the US, for example on Ebay, than you see a lot off nice machines.
I thought this is an old machine, but I was happy and I want to try to make him like he was, but now I don’t know
or it’s worth the effort.
I have also heard from the seller, that maybe the bearing is ware out, he gives a rattling sound.
What is wisdom?

Thanks again,


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#9 posted 02-24-2011 07:05 PM

bearings can be replaced
if everything else is good
then you have a good jointer

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 02-26-2011 12:58 PM

The seller sold him behind my back.


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#11 posted 02-26-2011 04:12 PM

sorry, I hate it when that happens.

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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#12 posted 02-26-2011 04:29 PM

I concurr that the planer is probably an old rockwell delta.


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