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Forum topic by TimberFramerBob posted 02-19-2013 07:45 AM 635 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TimberFramerBob

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02-19-2013 07:45 AM

Anyone have any experience with an old rockwell/delta 8” planer? Im was going back and forth with a guy on craigslist…...im buying it wed for $400 bucks…........its in great shape and has three sets of blades…..being an older, mostly cast tool I know its worth the money, but if anyone can comment on its performance that would be great.

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 12:29 PM

oh…........and it comes with a mobile base…..not that it matters for performance….i just feel Im getting a great deal.:)

-- ..........a man who works with his hands, his brains, and his heart.....is an artist.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 01:19 PM

I’d say you did well, but pics would go a long way toward getting more useful advice. The older D/R jointers were really well made, can’t imagine you being disappointed.

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 01:59 PM

Hey Fred…..Ill post pics when i pick the machine up….

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 02:26 PM

I bought a 8” Powermatic in the same price range.
I replaced the head with a Shelix head and the motor with a 3HP motor.
I got me a great helical head jointer for less than $1200.00.
http://lumberjocks.com/b2rtch/blog/31439

-- Bert

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 04:42 PM

Just check the tables and fence for warpage. If a jointer
is used as a storage table the tables can bend. A little
imperfection or twist in a table is not such a big deal –
you can learn to work around it. Too much, though
and the table will need some real work.

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