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Forum topic by Sawdust2012 posted 04-14-2014 01:10 AM 470 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sawdust2012

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04-14-2014 01:10 AM

I am the lucky recipient of a Transpower 6” Jointer produced in 1991. From what I can see, it looks exactly like what Delta sold during that time frame. Does anyone have any knowlege about these jointers? Are they worth the trouble?


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 04-14-2014 03:42 PM

Found this by Googling:

Transpower 6” Jointer
This is the jointer that I just love to hate. It is the stationary tool that I have owned the longest, everything else has been upgraded or eliminated. But this jointer just keeps hanging in there, doing whatever I need it to do and avoiding being put up for adoption. Transpower was a machinery importer located here is Southern California. They merged or sold or whatever and used other business names over the 15 years that I have owned this machine. The machine has a really crappy base stand, and had no provision for dust collection so I had to integrate my own hood. But the fence is center mounted, the tables are coplaner and flat, and even with the lousy base stand it runs smooth as silk on the original V-belt. Hmmm, I guess it will probably be around for a while. Unless I find a great deal on an 8” in which case it will be outtahere.

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 01:23 PM

I have one of these jointers. I picked it up for cheap and tore it down, derusted, repainted and put it back together with a link belt. Added dust collection (I can add pics if anyone is interested). Way too much work for such a basic machine, but at the time it was what I could afford. Once setup it is coplanar and square, and has even survived a long distance move. I have been using it for the last four years, and it just keeps on working. Like Lee, I would like to find an excuse to upgrade, but the jointer works fine for my needs.

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