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GaryL

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1124 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer delta rockwell

AKA….TOOL GLOAT !!! Rockwell/Delta 37-315 8” jointer

I finally was fast enough on a Craigslist ad to get a awesome deal. The tool gods were kind to me today. I have been wanting to upgrade to an 8” jointer for awhile. The poster of the ad responded back to me within an hour and I was off and running. From the pics he had on the ad I knew it would not last for long. Even better it was only 10 minutes away. 2 minutes after arrival I was rolling it up into the trailer. Yes, the mobile stand was even included : ) . He had purchased it in California 15 years ago from a commercial renovating company that bought it new to do one job and then it sat with that company collecting dust. The gentleman I bought it from rarely used it, the reason he let it go, so he estimates there may be only 10 to 20 hrs of use on this fine piece of old iron. The knives have only been ground once. Gotta just love it!

Oh, and the BEST part….runs like a dream…for the awesome bargain of…...$100 !!!!!

Heavy sigh…I think I’ll play the lotto today too….or have I used up all my luck for the next ten years?

P.S.
Can anyone tell from the ser. # what year this might be. I’ve tried OWWM, but no luck.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.


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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 1124 days ago

Type in “Rockwell Model 37-315” & you should be able to get some Info.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 1124 days ago

you deffently aspire to bee this weeks sucker

congrat´s with your new new toy :-)

take care
Dennis

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#3 posted 1124 days ago

It was probably made in the 1970s or early 1980s. Not a collectible
machine yet, but still a good one to own and use and a bargain
for what you paid.

The labels changed more than the castings over the years – the same
basic jointer was around in the 1960s but the badges were different.

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GaryL

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#4 posted 1124 days ago

From what info I have found the 37-315 seems to have been made from the late 50’s to the late 70’s.
Loren’s guess is in line with mine….80ish maybe. Maybe the 82 of the ser# was the year. The early 80’s is when Rockwell sold the Delta tool division.
Maybe I have the last one off the assembly line….lol

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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teejk

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#5 posted 1124 days ago

year doesn’t matter if he’ll use it! he stole it!

the money he saved will almost pay for the hernia operation (those things are heavy)

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GaryL

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#6 posted 1124 days ago

teejk…...But it came with wheels.. ;) Rolled it up the ramp on my work trailer and rolled it down and out into the shop..Could not ask for anything easier. I would not want to have to lift this beast.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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chrisstef

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#7 posted 1124 days ago

ill be the first one to say it … you suck! lol

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Kjuly

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#8 posted 1124 days ago

Great find Gary!!
I sold my 8” Jet jointer two years ago for…$700.00 (without wheels) It was 12 years old.
Congratulations on a nice deal.
Keith

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com

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teejk

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#9 posted 1124 days ago

I’ll echo the “you suck” comment Gary! it looks to be nearly new and has the mobile base (I think that alone is $75 or more). I’ve been looking for one (the 6” is ok but the longer bed would be a dream). great find!

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Bertha

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#10 posted 1124 days ago

Makes me want to cry. This never happens to me.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1124 days ago

To answer your question. I would say that this jointer should be worth $450-$750 depending on the market in your area.
Congrats on a super buy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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degoose

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#12 posted 1124 days ago

Nice to see that there are still bargains out there… and happy days to you…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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itsmic

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#13 posted 1124 days ago

Wow, that is nice, good buy, Congrats on a great deal, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#14 posted 1124 days ago

i am crying right now, you suck. only kidding nice find.

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EEngineer

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#15 posted 1124 days ago

Look here

Looks to me like it was made in August 1982. Helluva find!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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