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Manufactured/Badged by:
Delta Manufacturing Co.
Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 6"
Submitted By: Steve Churman
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 37-207
Date of Manufacturer: 1946
Serial Number: 47-2983
Last Updated 6/22/2010 10:22:11 AM

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The main reason I bought this jointer were the Rockwell casters. I wanted them for my 34-500-1 ts, but the rods length was an issue. Fortunately an OWWMer in Wisconsin has the situation, but in reverse. He needed the shorter rods to fit his Delta band saw stand and I needed the longer ones to fit my table saw. Simple solution - we just excanged rods. He got his new rods and was very happy to see them polished(by me). My new rods are on their way as I type. Not a dime changed hands.

This jointer has the original motor, I think. It's a 82-710 model, 1/2hp, 1725rpm, dual voltage and reversible. Starts up real good. No bad noise of any kind. It did have the condom once, but a piece of it remained. The only serious problem with this jointer are the blades. They were grounded on a fast dry grinder and were held by hands. They are ruined beyond the minimum width. Definitely new blades! Oh, one more thing. One of the gibs was installed upside down. The fence was a mess on its face. Bits of silver paint and some weird dark brown stuff that ate up four razor blades and about a hour to get it clean. I couldn't figure out why people do these sloppy jobs. Good thing I did in rescuing this jointer. The home made rear belt guard looked like it was very well made and covers both pulleys.

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Comments: Some cleanings to do. Rear guard leaning on stand.
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Comments: Ah, the main reason for buying this jointer. Original 5700 pulley but not the upper pulley-Chicago 2 3/4".
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Comments: Motor infos.
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Comments: The old wheels were replaced with hard teflon and the axle pins got welded afterward.
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Comments: See the results of poor grinding method by amateurs.
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Comments: What a bugger of a mess to clean up!
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