|Forum topic by lansinwd||posted 09-06-2012 03:04 AM||803 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
09-06-2012 03:04 AM
After a few years of some basic woodworking, I am slowly working to replace my collection of Ryobi tools with some higher quality items. I just upgraded my router to the Milwaukee 5625 so I am in the process of starting to save up for the next purchase. While looking on CL, I came across a Delta 37-220 Jointer that appears to be in great shape, has a new set of knives installed and a set of old ones. The price should be around $250 and everything appears (based on pictures) to be in great shape.
Although I wasn’t really looking to buy a jointer right now, I really need to replace my poor Ryobi BTS10S table saw, it made me start to think about whether some of the older equipment might be a better choice in some cases. The 37-220 does not have a lot of the convenience of newer models (no jack screws or dust ports for example) but it seems a lot of people are still on the look out for these older machines (not necessarily this model).
So I guess my questions are, is the 37-220 a good value at $250 vs newer jointers in the less than $500 range and what other types of tools might it be appropriate to look at older models (perhaps drill press).
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