X5 6inch jointer has arrived


Well actually I got it yesterday, Made in China is on the head and the stand. I also know where a good bit of recycled motor oil is going.
There is no information of any kind on changing the motor to 240v zip zero nada. Of course that means that Dewalt Servicenet is throwing one of its frequent hissy fits. Called Holz Tool Supply asked for any information, they tried Servicenet and calling Delta tech support, no response. However they called a local motorshop, it is a standard wired motor. 6 wires, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
For 120v - 1 3 5 to hot, - 2 4 8 to neutral for CCW
For 240v - 1 to hot, - 4 8 to neutral, - 2 3 5 to each other for CCW
Transpose 5 for 8 for CW.
At least that's what worked.
Only one other problem someone over torqued one of the screws in the switch box and broke it. I will call the dealer tomorrow it is nice to deal with people who care.
Mark
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My 37-275x jointer ran fine on 120 volts, but 220v is good too.
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Aren't you glad you bought american? ;-)
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wrote:

Actually it was a price driven purchase, with the $100 rebate from $624 total with tax, with my needs I could not find a jointer with the features any cheaper I think. But the dealer Holz Tool Supply was by choice people who strive for good customer service should be rewarded. Could have bought in St Louis for $30 less minus a couple of gallons of gas, that would be Hydraflow Equipment Company in St Louis $549 on the Web site.
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So I would compare the delta to this one:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0452
It's a bit hard to tell from the pictures, but from the pics and the specs it looks like they're made in the same factory, or at least they're the same design, for about $230 less delivered from griz. Still, I can appreciate buying from a local store. You do have to deal with the shipping nightmare if there's a problem with the machine. Griz has a very good reputation for helping with this though. Of course, if you live near one of the three magic locations, you get the best of both worlds.
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Yes I could have driven to Springfield MO some 600 miles roundtrip, but it would have been a wash when gas and food is added in so I chose a Delta dealer whom I have dealt with in the past that is 60 miles away. Also it saves me from wandering around the showroom for hours of drooling. Holz threw in the mobile base too.
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