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  • Buying used Planer and Jointer

    Have been toying with the idea of getting both machines and came across a Delta DJ 15 jointer and a Delta planer (not sure of model number but looks to be same age as jointer and same performance level) from a custom mill shop looking to make some space. Both units work and may need blades. I have seen the jointer online for $400 - $600 used. Because I can get new ones for the price of the used machines I am not sure if its worth it. I understand the used ones for sell are probably a little higher quality than what I can buy new so that complicates things a little. I am very new to woodoworking so if anyone can throw in thier opinions I would appreciate it.

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    Re: Buying used Planer and Jointer

    If you can get a DJ-15 in good working condition for $400, I'd jump on it in a hurry. Check the tables and fence for flatness with a straight edge. Raised the infeed table to the same level as the outfeed and check that the two tables are co-planer. Spin the cutterhead by the belt (unplugged) and listen for excessive bearing noise. Run it if possible.

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      Re: Buying used Planer and Jointer

      Thanks hewood.

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