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60 Re: Jointer Suggestions Wanted.

From: lillie@anchor.comm.mot.com (Ross Lillie)
Date: 23 Apr 92 23:06:59 GMT

In article <MILLERMA.92Apr22231016@dragon.cpe.ulowell.edu>, millerma@dragon.cpe.ulowell.edu (Mark Miller) writes:
|qq Re: Jointer Suggestions Wanted.

From: millerma@dragon.cpe.ulowell.edu (Mark Miller)
|>|>
|>In article <1992Apr15.182617.8004@col.hp.com> howardr@col.hp.com (Howard Rebel) writes:
|>
|> Come June I want to buy a good 6 or 8 inch long bed jointer for
|> about a grand. Delta makes a 6 inch 3/4hp jointer model 37-154
|> in this price range and I am sure that it would be the `safe` way
|> to go.
|>
|> Jet makes a 8 inch 2hp jointer model JJ-8CS that can be had for
|> about the same price.
|>
|> The Jet seems like a lot more bang for the buck. But is it a
|> quality tool?
|>
|> Does anyone have any personal experiance with either or both of
|> these tools?
|>
|>I have the Delta, and my only complaint is the fence. It's aluminum,
|>and not very impressive. One of it's problems is that mine is not
|>perpendicular to the cutter, and I've found no way to adjust it.
|>Other than that, though, I've been happy with the rest of it!!

I would assume in the original article, that if Howard wants to spend around
$1000, he is referring to the Delta/Invicta 6" jointer (model DJ-15). I too
am interested in this machine, and having looked at it v e r y closely, am
convinced that it is the way to go. Now, if I only had the money...

The DJ-15 is a heavy-duty, industrial grade machine. All components (including
the fence) are machined cast iron, and iron forgings. The unique `parallel-o-
gram' bed height adjustment, makes setup (appear) to be a breeze; at least I
like the design better than the traditional dove-tail/screw bed adjustment.
Plus it's a Delta. As the saying goes, give it to your kids, someday... The
trade off is bed-width. The DJ-15 with a 6" capacity, will probably cost more
than the imported jointers having an 8" capacity. Such is life...

I'm extremely biased right now, as I've just purchased Delta's 10" Cabinet Saw.
Needless to say, I love it. In fact, its time to head home to `make' some more
sawdust :-)




 

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