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Forum topic by Deano56 posted 03-24-2015 11:42 PM 1669 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Deano56

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03-24-2015 11:42 PM

I’m considering to buy a Delta DJ-15 jointer, I don’t think I will have a pickup truck available to borrow, does anyone here have one of these and can it be taken apart enough to put in a full size car so that I can get it home?

-- Deano


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 11:39 AM

I don’t have one but have seen them, so this if going from memory. The planer can be removed from the stand but I would suggest no further dis assembly. That is (as I recall) a parallelogram jointer, and removing the tables is quite a bit more work than it would be on a gibb jointer. So the assembly would be in the area of ,60” long and probably weigh 150-200 hundred pounds. If it has the enclosed stand it will be the size of an end table, and with the motor in it should weigh less better choice would be to figure out a different way, maybe a trailer? BTW, if you remove the joiner, do not lift it by the ends of the tables. Best to figure out a way to handle it from the base casting where the cutterhead is mounted. Best of luck with whatever you decide.

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 12:59 PM

Just picked one up, and for a small jointer it is heavy heavy! I Bought new knives for it, but havn’t gotten around to cleaning up the machine and installing the knives. I didn’t take it all apart when I picked it up. I locked the tables down and picked it up by the table ends. Bring a strong back with you!! I was able to open both side doors on my Caravan and slide it in. Besides a little light rust, it’s in really nice shape. HTC base too!

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SirIrb

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 01:30 PM

As I have PM the OP, this is a heavy beast. I had to lift it into the back of my Titan Pro 4. That was quite a lift.

Any chance you want to get rid of the guard on this thing? I’d buy it. Mine came without the guard. I am not worried about me as much as my 6 yr old.
Come on, man. Do it for the children.


Just picked one up, and for a small jointer it is heavy heavy! I Bought new knives for it, but havn t gotten around to cleaning up the machine and installing the knives. I didn t take it all apart when I picked it up. I locked the tables down and picked it up by the table ends. Bring a strong back with you!! I was able to open both side doors on my Caravan and slide it in. Besides a little light rust, it s in really nice shape. HTC base too!

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 03:34 PM

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 03:45 PM

My price on safety is $20.
I would hate to have to drop $50.

Thanks, I know i will have to get this soon.


There is one on Ebay right now. You can t put a price on safety!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Delta-DJ-15-6-Jointer-Complete-Guard-Hardware-/381181038975?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c029117f

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 03:51 PM

I had a friend stop by my shop, looking to sell his woodworking tools. After sticking his hand in the jointer, and removing the better part of 4 fingers, his woodworking career was over. He was a professional woodworker with a lot of experience, so he didn’t think the guard was necessary.

It only takes a second, and your life is changed forever.

$50.00 is cheap.

Lee

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