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Forum topic by NolanFox posted 02-10-2015 06:15 PM 562 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NolanFox

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02-10-2015 06:15 PM

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I’m new to woodworking, and looking for a good set of tools to create my hobby shop. I found a 1958 6” Delta Jointer that appears to be in good condition with an aftermarket stand and 3/4 horsepower motor. Asking price is $300. I’m wondering if this is a fair price?


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Ghidrah

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#1 posted 02-10-2015 07:08 PM

Hard to say, is it coplanar? Do the beds crank smooth and lock? Is the motor original or been replaced? How does it sound when running, cutter head bearing, drive pulley?

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#2 posted 02-10-2015 07:12 PM

That is a reasonable price if in running condition, and it looks to have been well cared for. 3/4HP is more than adequate for a 6” jointer and the mobile base is a plus. Unfortunately, it will most likely already have sold by the time you make up your mind.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 02-11-2015 06:07 AM

I have been told it is super smooth, new bearings, sharp blades… It’s a craigslist find.

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#4 posted 02-11-2015 11:45 AM

I paid $250 for a. 1970’s model of that same jointer. 37-220 if im not mistaken. Mine came with a closed stand but it much worse shape than that. Id start at 250 and go from there. Its been a rock solid jointer for me.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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