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22 Re: motorized tools (def.?), jointers: Delta vs. Griz

From: mike@cream.cs.wisc.edu
Date: 28 Dec 89 15:32:10 GMT

In article <3471@husc6.harvard.edu> sland@padeds.harvard.edu (Steve Strickland) writes:
>I seem to recall that the Delta motorized 6" jointer (~$360 at Trendlines) has
>the parallelogram system, but its fence seemed bogus. The Ryobi 6" (about the
>same price) got a good review as I recall.
>
>I don't know. Opinions or other info/data out there anyone?

I have the low priced 6" delta jointer. I got it from a local
"Farm and Fleet" store for $300 a couple of months ago. It has a
parallelagram type of adjustment for the infeed table. Unfortunately
the outfeed table is not adjustable, this eliminates some of the
"on the machine" alternatives for sharpening the knives. The fence
is sort of bogus. I took back my first fence because it had about
.015" of twist. My new fence has about .004" of twist too. I'm thinking
about adding some kind of turnbuckle arrangement for adjusting the angle
of the fence. It's one of those numbers where you get it just where
you want it, but it always "squirms" when you try to tighten it down.
Table accuracy seems good. Overall quality of castings, etc is much
better than the clones I have seen. By the way, "motorized" in this
case does not mean the motor is on the cutter shaft; it is belt
driven. Overall I am quite pleased with everything but the fence, and
am glad to have delta for the same price as the "off brands".




 

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