Delta 6" X5 Jointer

Does anyone have any experience with this jointer? It is model 37-275. I have found a place I can get it for $499 with the $50 rebate or free tool. I'd like to know what you think of this jointer. Is it work the money or a waste? It seems like a pretty good tool. It has a decently long cast iron bed and 1 HP motor. Thanks for any help with this.
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ct.feet wrote:

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I hope it's a good jointer, because I'm buying one in a few hours. I looked at the Powermatic 6" jointer, and if you have the extra $, it would probably be worth looking into. It has a longer bed than the Delta. The salesman at Woodcraft told me that the Powermatics were the old standby for many high school wood shops.
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The Delta 6" X5 will serve you very well. IMHO it is a very good value and at a good price. The machine is well made and I know several local woodworkers that own the unit and they are well satisfied. The Powermatic is also a very nice machine. Just depends on your budget and the room you have in your shop. good luck Mike from American Sycamore
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Its a good machine for the money, you won't be disappointed. Take the time to tune it properly.
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I was in my local Rockler this morning. This machine is in their ad at $579, IIRC, with a $50 rebate and a $100 gift card. Or maybe it was the other way around. So that may be an option.
Indicative of a Delta promotion, I would think.
I'd rather have longer tables, but I'm not the one buying today...
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I'll continue to tell anyone who will listen: You can get the exact same jointer for $339 from Yorkcraft (Wilke Tools, out of PA). The machine is made in the same shop, painted a different color and shipped under the Yorkcraft name. I have one and love it. Call the reps. at Yorkcraft and feel them out, but after doing my own research, I'm completely confident that they are indeed the same machine. Here's the link: http://www.wilkemachinery.com/Yorkcraft.tpl?cart 10322484182983
Good luck!
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model 37-275.
So far I have the experience of moving the pallets containing mine from one side of the garage to the other. Hope to set it up this weekend, but won't likely be able to use it for another week or two.
I looked at the Sunhill and similar but found the shipping absurd-- $125 for the Sunhill, which made the net price more than the Delta. The Delta five year warranty was also a plus.
With all the rebates, free shipping, and other incentives, I ended up with the jointer and the 22-580 planer for just over $700 net, shipped. It took three working days for the jointer to get to my town, and three more for the transfer company to get it into my garage. The planer arrived by fed-ex two days after I ordered it.
One thing I can't figure out is how Amazon ships stuff like this for free...they are selling at prices about the same as everyone else (sometimes lower) but ship for free-- when Sunhill and Yorkcraft are charging $120+ for the same shipping service.
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K Amazon owns nothing. They get the order and it goes to the warehouse or the distributor or god for all I know and it gets shipped without them touching it. They sell such high quantities that their discount is huge. The trucking companies offer ridiculous discounts. Our small firm gets 55% discount on quoted rates. The factory we buy from charges us over 50% less than our quoted rate. That means 50% less than our 55% discount. I think it is volume and repetition that make it cheap. max

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