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Forum topic by john_az posted 01-21-2012 08:47 AM 2172 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2012 08:47 AM

I haven’t been woodworking very long and I’m still in the process of collecting the primary tools. Today I got this Delta X5 jointer (craigslist). I know, I know, I should have waited and got an 8” jointer, but after limping along for about a year without any jointer, this is a welcome addition to the shop.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 09:03 AM

That’s not a bad looking machine…I see you’ve already given her a test drive.

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 10:23 AM

I bought a 2003 Delta X5 6” Jointer used and it’s a nice piece of machinery. The tables and fence are flat(enough).
It seems yours is different from mine. My outfeed table is longer than yours.
One of the things I really like about it is the knife adjustment. You don’t even need a knife-setting jig to set the knives. You just need an accurate straightedge.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 04:32 PM

I’ve got the same one. I like mine.

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