|Forum topic by GlennsGrandson||posted 01-30-2012 02:15 AM||4153 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-30-2012 02:15 AM
Just bought my first Jointer. It is a Rockwell/Delta 37-220 6” jointer in need of some elbow grease. The Serial number is EC8977 which I believe is from about 1968. Seems as if everything works, blades look decent, lots of rust on the bed, enclosed base, missing back cover, missing out table lock knob, rust. From my first take with a standard rust remover the bed seems fairly flat, I know there is shiny metal under there somewhere, what is the best way to get to it? Then what should I coat it with? I really don’t know anything about Jointers and maintenance except that I know a well tuned one is very nice to have.
I will try to get some pictures on here soon. I paid $100 for it. I don’t think I can go wrong, I’ve saw similar ones going for $800 on ebay (but who really knows if that’s right).
Any info on restoration tips or anything other hints on what to do or not to do would be great. Thanks for everyones time!
-- Grant - S/N Dakota