I've had my jointer, an ultra-budget Delta 37-285 6-incher, almost a
year. The motor bearings are going out. I didn't hear the telltale
noise, since I can't hear a Lockheed 1011 anyway. When my SWMBO
pointed it out, it was already pretty far gone, very rough and emits a
metal-on-metal noise, according to SWMBO..
Anyway, the machine was a poorly designed early model.For instance in
use, the belt quickly shredded itself against its protective housing.
In a few days of use, before I caught on! It was improperly adjusted
and a design flaw did the job on the belt.
So, I think it's a piece o' junk, it works, that's all one can say for
it. It's small, which is what I need.
If I take it back and convince Delta to "work on it", they will
replace poorly designed parts with new, poorly designed parts, so
maybe I should look for a new motor as good as or better than the old
Or toss it and get a Griz (for instance)?