This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: email@example.com (Mark Miller)
Date: 8 Jan 92 05:46:45 GMT
> I'm starting to think of replacing my old jointer. I saw the Delta 6"
> motorized jointer at a store, which at a quick glance, seemed to be
> pretty decently designed and constructed. It's about the cheapest
> jointer with a reasonably long bed that I've seen. Anyone out there
> have any experience with this model, or can point me to a review
> of it?
I recently purchased that model. I've run several hundred feet of pine
through it, using it as a planer. I've used it with poplar and maple. I
only have two complaints. First, the fence on mine is, when tightened down,
not perpendicular to the blades. There's nothing in the manual for correcting
it, and I've yet to find a way to adjust it. (Doesn't mean there isn't!)
Second, when I first turn it on after it sits for a while (overnight), I have
to "jump start" it. (i.e. When I turn on the switch, it doesn't start
spinning. If I leave it on, in a couple of seconds the breaker pops. So,
I turn it on, off, back on, and away it goes. This is probably not the
best thing for it, and I should do something about it, but I haven't gotten
around to it yet. It did this brand new.)
Other than those two (minor?) complaints, I've gotten excellent
results from it!! (WARNING: It is made in Taiwan, for those of you who try to
buy American made) I do recommend an outfeed table or roller stand for long
pieces! There are lots of plans around for making a roller stand.
P.S. Thanks to whomever it was who suggested a few months ago using PVC pipe
for the roller. A piece of black pipe, a couple of plywood discs, and it was
much cheaper than buying a rolling pin, or commercial model!