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Forum topic by SawdustTX posted 09-14-2018 04:51 AM 665 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SawdustTX

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09-14-2018 04:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: delta dj-20 delta jointer

Was fortunate to find a new never used Delta DJ-20 jointer, model 37-350. It even still had the cosmoline coating on the table! But having not been fully assembled, apparently the blade guard went missing. If anyone has one they’d be willing to sell, please contact me.

Thank you in advance.


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-14-2018 12:46 PM

you might check with Del;ta or stores that sell Delta tool to see if they might have a lead on one. It might be a rare item to find compared to blades , belts or pulleys ( wear items). Have you checked Ereplacement parts.com.

As a last resort, you could make one out of wood with a steel insert for the bearing part and and a screw eye inserted to catch the spring.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 09-14-2018 12:51 PM

If you search for the part number (as in Delta XX-xxx) you might find a NOS one at one of the aftermarket parts places like ereplacementparts.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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SawdustTX

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#3 posted 09-14-2018 03:19 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. Honestly the first thing I thought of was LJ’s, when normally I google everything. :)

Will check those sources.

For now I have a guard from Grizzly on it, which fits in the mount fine, but the initial force needed to start it moving as the board comes through is too high. I think the geometry of the curve on the guard isn’t quite right.

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CaptainKlutz

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#4 posted 09-14-2018 03:31 PM

Did you try looking on a single Delta authorized parts supply for replacement part before posting?

http://www.deltamachineryparts.com/shop/37-350-2/
https://www.ereplacementparts.com/guard-p-144956.html

Guard is still available directly from Delta, and several other places. The guide bearings and other parts appear hard to find, and entire assembly is listed as discontinued.

But, Ask Google for ‘delta 1330085’, and shows Renovo has the entire guard assembly available:
http://www.renovoparts.com/1330085-guard-assembly-for-delta-8-inch-jointers/

Took me less than 1 min to find part…....

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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SawdustTX

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#5 posted 09-14-2018 05:45 PM



Did you try looking on a single Delta authorized parts supply for replacement part before posting? Took me less than 1 min to find part…....
- CaptainKlutz

Thanks for the input Klutz. But no I didn’t look at authorized dealers before posting, because that’s NOT what I’m looking for. Notice I didn’t ask where I could get one, I asked if anyone had one for sale. I’m looking for used, not new, for the very reason you found – they want $138 for the guard.

I’ve been fortunate to fill my shop with great quality tools by intentionally buying everything used, and I do the same with good success for parts I need. I’ve found this forum a great place to find those parts. Takes longer and lots of searching and poking around, but what you get for the $ is truly amazing to me.

If your mad speed searching skills find a used guard, please do tell! I’ve already searched on eBay, CL, FB market and more with no luck.

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CaptainKlutz

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#6 posted 09-15-2018 06:22 AM

Hehe, finding a used jointer guard in good working condition? Good luck.

Jointer guards are not durable, and easily damaged. Have had to repair or replace the guard on every one of the jointers I have every owned, some more than once. The Delta 35-750 was expensive purchase even for commercial shop compared to other similar sized machines. Since they are not as common as Taiwan clones, a used OEM part will be equivalent to a unicorn hunt (IMHO).

While it appears you may already have done this, might as well add for the record:
If you want a cheap replacement guard, then hunt down one of the clones; and search for that replacement part. Most clone 8 inch jointer guards can be bought from Grizzly for $50-70 brand new. I have bought these ACCURA AJCG-008 $40 guards on ebay for refurbishing used Geetech made 8 inch clone jointer’s needing a new guard. If I get lucky and have working pivot bushings/spring, have even made one out wood for almost nothing.

As far as your spring pressure problem on Grizzly guard:
Nothing worse than hand getting smacked as guard snaps closed. Most clone guards rotation can be locked into place with set screw. Typically can adjust the spring pressure by changing where the fence is located when you initially tighten down the guard set screw. Move the fence so that only 2-3 inches of cutter are exposed, and they install guard set screw. This should reduce the spring force when fence is moved back to expose more cutter length. I usually set mine with with minimal amount of cutter exposed, so that in full open position guard pressure is just enough to swing close.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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SawdustTX

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#7 posted 09-29-2018 03:31 AM

Thanks CaptainKlutz, I’ll check that spring pressure adjustment.

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