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nealius

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274 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: planer jointer

Hey Guys,

I found this jointer and planer in a local estate sale ad but the seller couldn’t tell me anything about them. I was hoping one of you fine people could identify and maybe tell me a little about them. The estate sale is about 45 min away and I’m trying to determine if it’s worth my time to drive over there today. The main pieces of information I’m interested in is make, model, and estimated value for “good” condition. Keep in mind that I’m fairly new to woodworking and still trying to build my tool arsenal.

Thanks! I really appreciate all your help!

Neal


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#1 posted 274 days ago

Both look “generic” and inexpensive.
I do not say that they are not good or that they would not work well for you if the price is rigth.
What is the asking price?

-- Bert

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nealius

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#2 posted 274 days ago

I’m not real clear on price either. When I asked about price for both of these, the only response was ”$200-350.” I don’t know if that is a range or if the planer is 200 and jointer is 350.

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#3 posted 274 days ago

Jointer is a Delta. Planer is a Shopsmith. Good planer –
has a variable speed roller feed motor. Height capacity
is less than some at only 4”, but that’s adequate for
a lot of work.

Jointer worth maybe $150. Planer worth up to $400 or more.

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#4 posted 274 days ago

Seems to be expensive,, I paid $250.00 for a newer Delta in excellent condition and later I bought a 8” Powermatic for 400.00
I do not know about the planer

-- Bert

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 274 days ago

Ditto Loren

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#6 posted 274 days ago

By all means don’t hesitate to make the drive. This is a great planer and Shopsmith offers great service.

It’s capacity is 12” x 4” with a variable speed DC feed motor that can be turned up to 205 cuts per inch. You can adjust the cutters to take off just a few thousandths at a time. This will give a wonderful finish even on woods with curl and burl. It’s also almost snipe free. With a 1 1/2 HP motor it is not a wood hog, but you won’t find a better finish planer on the market. Because it is induction motor powered you will appreciate the much lower noise level than the universal motor planers on the market today.

I don’t think the jointer is a Shopsmith. It appears to be 4” with rather unusual adjustment on both infeed and outfeed surfaces. A four inch planer is a nice tool for a small shop.

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#7 posted 274 days ago

Hey, I like the front-mounted adjustment wheels on that old Delta! It’s a nice, obviously well cared-for machine that I’d have in my shop anytime.

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