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Tool Talk Discussion Forum

Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer?

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Dave H (MI)

12-02-2019 14:23:27




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Been expanding my shop. I am looking at an 8" floor model with something like a 1.5 hp motor. Listed as 110/220. Are the old Rockwell Delta power tools quality machines? I know they are older machines but that can be a good thing. Wondering if the woodworkers around here have any opinions?




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Stephen Newell

12-05-2019 16:40:00




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Dave H (MI), 12-02-2019 14:23:27  
The older machines are made a lot better than what they make today.



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anallisguy

12-03-2019 11:44:03




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Dave H (MI), 12-02-2019 14:23:27  
I've got a older Rockwell Model 6. Probably 60's or 70's vintage.
Bought it at an auction in Gardner, Kansas about 1985. Good quality and I like it.



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Janicholson

12-02-2019 20:43:28




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Dave H (MI), 12-02-2019 14:23:27  
I have used them from about 1970 to 3 days ago. They are ridged and stable machines. Learn to set the blades and make them perfectly flat to the table. New Delta machines are not USA made. Jim



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Jim in Rush co

12-02-2019 18:07:25




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Dave H (MI), 12-02-2019 14:23:27  
Dave H, Do not get this one if possible. I had trouble with the bolts that clamp the blades stripped in the holder bars and not available from Delta. The far end of out feed table was low and had to shim to get no snipe when coming off of in feed table. I did some redesigning to get cutter fixed, I can get an after market spiral cutter but have not done so yet. The Delta DJ 20 is completely different on how the tables are mounted and adjusted, but may use the same cutter bolts as this one.

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CGID

12-02-2019 19:17:03




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Jim in Rush co, 12-02-2019 18:07:25  
I've got an 8 inch Powermatic jointer with the spiral head and I've installed a Byrd "Shelix" cutter on my planer. The spiral cutters are worth the money. They are among the few machine-tool, up-grades that make an undeniable difference.



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Jim in Rush co

12-02-2019 19:29:24




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to CGID, 12-02-2019 19:17:03  
I had this one repaired before I discovered I could get spiral for it, even comes with new bearings. When these knives are toast I'll make the change.



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Dave H (MI)

12-02-2019 18:23:13




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Jim in Rush co, 12-02-2019 18:07:25  
Nope, that isn't the one. The one I am looking at is a Rockwell Delta. Probably older machine. It does say Rockwell along with Delta on the front and has the logo.



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Jim in Rush co

12-02-2019 18:55:02




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Dave H (MI), 12-02-2019 18:23:13  
This one of mine is made across pond, I think anything with Rockwell/Delta should be USA made, The original Delta was before the merger. Not sure if the older Delta had two 8" models or not The Delta DJ used a parallelogram arrangement on the tables instead of machines dovetail ways. Delta kind of went cheap with the Rockwell association. As far as hp a 1-1/2 motor is enough. Would be great if you could come up with one with spiral cutter head. A lot easier to change to another side of the knife and no set up involved.

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kencombs

12-02-2019 15:02:53




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Dave H (MI), 12-02-2019 14:23:27  
There are two common models. Both good but one much better . If the tables slide on machined ways to adjust height. It is the cheaper. Still ok.



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4wdtom

12-02-2019 14:59:15




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Dave H (MI), 12-02-2019 14:23:27  
Can you hear it run? bearings OK? If so and there is no way to lube them I would take it apart and figure out how to add grease to the sealed bearings if that is what it has. After years in a dusty environment the grease is probably sort of dry. Older Rockwell Delta are good tools.



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Bob Harvey

12-02-2019 14:49:35




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Dave H (MI), 12-02-2019 14:23:27  
Yes. Just make sure the blades are sharp and trued to the bed.



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Dave H (MI)

12-02-2019 15:05:47




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Bob Harvey, 12-02-2019 14:49:35  
As in dead even with the out feed side of table or...?



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whereswaldo

12-02-2019 15:19:24




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Dave H (MI), 12-02-2019 15:05:47  
The blades need to be about .004 thousandths above the outfeed table. Dead even it won't cut properly. A straight edge on the outfeed table that touches the blade along with a feeler gauge at the mouth of the outfeed will get it set.



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teddy52food

12-02-2019 17:19:19




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to whereswaldo, 12-02-2019 15:19:24  
So do you get a .004 snipe at the end??



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Bob Harvey

12-02-2019 19:29:27




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to teddy52food, 12-02-2019 17:19:19  
Cut is determined by the level of the infeed (adjustable). Depth of cut is determined on how much you want to abuse your machine. Small is better = more passes.



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whereswaldo

12-03-2019 05:54:25




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Bob Harvey, 12-02-2019 19:29:27  
Mr. Harvey is correct. That 4 thousandths of an inch is the thickness of a sheet of paper. In other words, barely measurable. If you're getting a noticeable 'snipe', your cutters are too high. That 4 thousandths allows for the wear that occurs when you begin using your jointer; it becomes immeasurable once you've made a few passes due to the razor sharp edge becoming a sharp edge. My Craftsman jointer is almost 50 years old, along with its 'mate', a Craftsman shaper. Yes, I miss the Sears of old.

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Bob Harvey

12-02-2019 16:59:49




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to whereswaldo, 12-02-2019 15:19:24  
I agree. Sorry I wasn't more explicit. They do have to be dead level (side to side) with the outfeed.



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Dave H (MI)

12-02-2019 17:22:17




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Bob Harvey, 12-02-2019 16:59:49  
Is this something that falls in the category of "can be adjusted" if it is off or is it age wear that has no adjustment?



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Bob Harvey

12-02-2019 19:41:33




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 Re: Anyone ever use a Rockwell/Delta Jointer? in reply to Dave H (MI), 12-02-2019 17:22:17  
Blades should have adjusters, and yes wear is factor, but unless the unit has been abused (silly), the adjusters should not be affected. Most are precision made (otherwise dangerous) so get a manual or google for set up. HTH P.S. I have had my Craftsman 6" for more than 30 years and used it yesterday, nice smooth cuts. Heavy cast iron construction and true bed(s).



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