This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: jay@IASTATE.EDU (Jay E Shannan)
Date: 10 Jan 92 15:36:01 GMT
In article <1992Jan07.153809.29734@yuma.ACNS.ColoState.EDU>,
> 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 have had this model for approximately 2 years now. I purchased it
mainly due to the price. Overall, it is a fairly good jointer, not
as good as the big Delta model, but for the price... I do have a
couple of complaints. When my shop was in my garage, the breaker
on the jointer would trip before the knives got up to speed. This
was especially true in the winter time. Summer was no problem.
In the basement, where my shop is now, this has not been a problem.
The second complaint is the AL fence is very difficult to get perpendicular
to the table. On top of that, the fence itself has somewhat of a bow
in the vertical direction. I am still planning on grinding the fence flat
one of these weekends.
The third complaint is the difficulty in getting the outfeed table
perfectly parallel with the infeed table. It is a very time consuming
and frustrating trial and error process. There must be a better
way to adjust outfeed tables. I was finally able to get mine very close
I have used the jointer for building hardwood furniture such as roll top
desks, entertainment centers, ... Overall, it is not a great machine,
but not a terrible one either.