Curtis

8" Delta jointer. Ideas on what I could sell it for

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I've been thinking of upgrading my jointer to get one with longer beds. I've been making more doors and would love an 84" in bed. 

 

Anyway, any ideas on what I could sell this for. Runs great. Has a 1hp motor, currently wired for 120v but can be rewired for 220 if needed. 8" wide. 

 

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Agreed, thats a $400-500 machine in my neck of the woods. Plenty of DJ-20s up here for $800ish, and most people would pay a couple hundred more to upgrade over yours. Still, yours is a good machine for someone with a budget and no jointer. 

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An 8" wired in 120?  If you were in my area I'd give you $6-700 right now, just because it would keep me from having to go 220.  The HP is a little low though. 

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I'm still using one that I paid $625 for, at a live auction in the mid 1970's, out of a High School shop.   You could buy a new car then for 4,000.   A lot of people there said I was crazy for paying that much for it, but it was like new, and I was getting ready to pay $995 for a new one, if I didn't win that auction.

Sorry, no help on price.

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Wow i'm shocked at how low tool prices have stayed if that is the case. Can't you get a brand new PM 8" with dovetail ways for $1,500? Ok i guess it's $2,000 now ... huh the pj882HH is $3,500 i guess if it's any consolation your jointer is worth 25% more right now.

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Aaaaaand, an 8 griz with helical, parallelagram 76 in bed pops up on clist now for 850.   delta is going on the block tonight :) . 

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3 hours ago, Chestnut said:

 i guess if it's any consolation your jointer is worth 25% more right now.

I didn't consider this when making my shotgun appraisal. . . I'm disappointed in me.

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Tools are relatively cheap today, and the bottom line reason that hobby woodworking is so popular, is because of cheap Asian labor.   I don't remember there being any hobbyist woodworkers back then, or at least, not anywhere around where I was living.   A lot of people had a radial arm saw, and maybe a Shopsmith, but not for a pastime.   They needed to build stuff to use.

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20 hours ago, K Cooper said:

There must not be any humidity where Curtis lives. Darn nice condition! 

Looks like a bit of humidity on jointer above.

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3 hours ago, Curtis said:

This one just sold for 472$ in Georgia.   Little rusty ....

 

 

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That's not rusted.  THIS is rusted! :o

In 1990 I bought a new PM66 and a DJ-15 for my woodshop.  Fast forward 10 years when I left the business and had no place for those tools so a 'friend' was setting up shop and said he could use them so they didn't just sit in storage.  He had worked with my tools before so I let him take them (bad move on my part).  I put them in the back of my mind and checking on my tools 3-4 times each year turned into every 3-4 years to not at all.  Then I found out the motors were blown and he had abandoned them in a building with the roof caving in right over my saw and jointer.

Here's what the saw and jointer looked like when I finally got them home.

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After months and months of work, this is what they looked like -

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I've sold the DJ-15 and replaced it with a PM 54a jointer.  But even badly rusted they can be restored.

David

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Great restoration David. Who would have thought there could have been that much salvation. Where did you start and how did you do it?n

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Thanks, Coop.  I didn't really mean to hijack the thread, more just a light-hearted stab at 'real rust'.  The complete restoration for the table saw is over at Woodworking Talk.  The jointer was about the same. 

If it's permissible to show the link to another woodworking forum it's here - PM66 Restoration.  If it's not ok then mods please remove the link.

David

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And the results are in...sold it three days after posting for 600. 

Ended up w a 8" grizzly w shelix and 76 bed for 800. 200 dollar upgrade. So not too bad. Thanks for the help everyone. 

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