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Rob Will
12-29-2007, 2:37 AM
Todd recently started a very interesting thread titled "how old is your table saw?"

As a follow up to that popular post, I would like to ask the question:

How old is your jointer?

Mine is rather old - actually about 82.
Tell us about your trusty old (or shiny new) jointer.

Rob

Lance Norris
12-29-2007, 2:48 AM
Ive got a Jet JJ6CS thats so old, its blue.:) So I guess its from the 90s. I bought it used.

Mike Heidrick
12-29-2007, 3:19 AM
Bought my DJ30 3phase brand new early last year. It is a SOLID machine and will last a lifetime. Sold my 2 year owned (originally bought it used) 6" Jet open stand shortly after buying it. Actually the day the new jointer arrived the old one was loaded into a new WW buddies Jeep GC. Good thing it came apart. Best part of that deal was meeting Luke. He and I have become good friends.

Ben Anderson
12-29-2007, 3:21 AM
There's just something about a 60 year old quality American made tool. I've used a lot of old ones and some much newer ones (2005 Jet), and I keep gravitating back to the older heavier cast iron. This is a classic Delta 6 on a cast iron Art Deco stand. Im going to be restoring this one along with a 6 long bed of the same vintage. This thing weighs a ton and there's no comparison to the 6" found at HD today. Best thing is I got it for $100. Check out the old Delta Decal!

http://www.guidesandtutorials.net/oldtools/image-files/delta-jointer-6-2.jpg



http://www.guidesandtutorials.net/oldtools/image-files/delta-jointer-6-1.jpg

See more details about this old jointer here (http://www.old-woodworking-tools.net/delta-jointer-6-inch.html).

Gary Ratajczak
12-29-2007, 9:37 AM
I didn't have a Jointer yet, and bought a Delta 4" from a guy at work for $50.00. Tore down and re-painted. It's from the 50's. Looks like it just came out from the factory.

I'm in my basement now for a shop, and will upgrade in the future. Works great for edges!!

And.... it's HEAVY!!

Larry Fox
12-29-2007, 9:58 AM
DJ-20 that I bought used about 2-years ago. Original owner said that it was about 10 years old when I bought it. So, about 12.

Bill Ryall
12-29-2007, 10:04 AM
1953-1955ish Shopmaster 6" jointer.

Greg Just
12-29-2007, 10:13 AM
I have an old Craftsman jointer that my FIL gave me about 10 years ago. My guess is that is a 60's vintage. As you can see from the picture, it doesn't get used a lot and needs a major cleaning.

JayStPeter
12-29-2007, 10:13 AM
My 8" Grizzly is pretty old for a Grizzly. It's from the late '80s IIRC. I had a 6" Rockwell from the late 60s before that. I'm happier with the 20 year newer one.

Charles Wiggins
12-29-2007, 10:19 AM
How old is your jointer?

Same age as my TS (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?p=722788#post722788)

Terry Quiram
12-29-2007, 10:24 AM
Not sure when mine was made but it is an old Faye & Egan 16". It still has babbit bearings.

Steve Jenkins
12-29-2007, 12:18 PM
Mine is a 16" Oliver made in 1949. I sold a 12" (can't remember the mfg.) that was made in the early 20's. Nothing like old iron. The oliver weighs in right at 2000 lbs.

George Bregar
12-29-2007, 12:30 PM
I have a Delta JP-20. Guessing 10-15 y/o? Bought it from a guy off craigslist. Sweet deal. ;)

David Weaver
12-29-2007, 12:34 PM
1996-ish Delta 37-260 - absolute piece of crap. Anything large gets hand planed for face surface and hand edge jointed.

A J/P combo is in my future - maybe at the end of this year.

scott spencer
12-29-2007, 1:24 PM
Griz 1182HW - 6 years old, looks and runs like new.

Tom Slupek
12-29-2007, 4:06 PM
There's just something about a 60 year old quality American made tool. I've used a lot of old ones and some much newer ones (2005 Jet), and I keep gravitating back to the older heavier cast iron. This is a classic Delta 6 on a cast iron Art Deco stand. Im going to be restoring this one along with a 6 long bed of the same vintage. This thing weighs a ton and there's no comparison to the 6" found at HD today. Best thing is I got it for $100. Check out the old Delta Decal!

http://www.guidesandtutorials.net/oldtools/image-files/delta-jointer-6-2.jpg



http://www.guidesandtutorials.net/oldtools/image-files/delta-jointer-6-1.jpg

See more details about this old jointer here (http://www.old-woodworking-tools.net/delta-jointer-6-inch.html).

I have the same jointer but without the art deco stand. I would love to have the stand. After doing research on mine I found out mine was made between 1933 and 1937, since mine does not have a serial number and only a sticker like yours. Delta started putting serial numbers and riveted on metal Delta Plaque on machines since 1937. Yours could be as old as mine.

Brian Jarnell
12-29-2007, 4:27 PM
9" Wadkin,approx 50.

As good as the day it was bought,only prob,it's a 2 knifer.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79/cicero1520/DSCF0370Small.jpg

Gary Herrmann
12-29-2007, 5:46 PM
Cross post this over on the Neander side. Probably some sweetheart Stanleys from the 20s and 30s and woodies even older than that. ;)

Both my powered and unpowered jointers are less than 5 years old.

Carroll Courtney
12-29-2007, 7:06 PM
Mine is a 12"Crescent made in 69.Just purchase about 6mos ago and going to refurb it this spring.I would post a pic,but says I have already done so at another post.Will not let me use it again,sorry.

Pete Bradley
12-29-2007, 7:13 PM
I don't have the oldest one here, but it's still interesting. This is a Yates American J-136 made in the early 50s. The J line were lower cost than Y-A's regular line and were targeted at schools and small shops. The tables are 6" X52". A unique feature is a second set of slides for the fence that are angled by 10 degrees to enable a shearing cut.

http://www.owwm.com/PhotoIndex/Images/3469-A.jpg

http://www.owwm.com/PhotoIndex/Images/3469-B.jpg

Pete

Jon Lanier
12-29-2007, 7:16 PM
My old 4 inch is over 60 years old. I don't use it now because I use a Craftsman 6 inch from the 70's. The 4 inch is for sale.

Rob Will
12-29-2007, 7:27 PM
Not sure when mine was made but it is an old Faye & Egan 16". It still has babbit bearings.

As far as I know, my American jointer has ball bearings. American went to ball bearings in 1922. They were bought out by Yates and became Yates-American in 1925. I wonder if Faye & Eagan made the switch about the same time that American did?

Rob

Anchor Sarslow
12-29-2007, 7:46 PM
I have a 6 inch shopmaster as well. (50s ish..) It is a heavy stiff pig. Adjustments are killing me. Have been trying to tune it up but is not responding. It did come with a second set of blades and a rolling table for $25. It works.. so I cant complain too much.

Jim Andrew
12-29-2007, 8:35 PM
I used to have an old Cman like Greg has, but just pulled the trigger a couple weeks ago on a GO609 and a Byrd cutterhead. Would like to have gotten the 16", but just didn't want to part with the $$$. Jim

Rick Whitehead
12-29-2007, 9:18 PM
1968 Rockwell model 37-315. It was an ex-school shop machine.I replaced the bearings, got new knives and gibs, and replaced the original 3-phase motor with a used 2 hp single-phase.I replaced the bearings on the new motor, too.
I have about $350.00 in it, including the original purchase price.
Rick

Pete Bradley
12-29-2007, 9:21 PM
I have a 6 inch shopmaster as well. (50s ish..) It is a heavy stiff pig. Adjustments are killing me. Have been trying to tune it up but is not responding.

After 50 years, it probably needs to be completely disassembled and cleaned. Most likely the ways and the screws for the tables are gunked up.

Pete

Steve LaFara
12-29-2007, 9:24 PM
Early '40s Delta 6" that came from the same original owner of my '39/'40 Unisaw. Rebuilt last winter and works like a dream. Just wish it had the really cool art deco base.:(

Jeff Miller
12-29-2007, 9:33 PM
My "trusty shiny old" jointer:D



http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f32/woodfarmer/jointer/router091.jpg




JEFF;)

Jim Solomon
12-29-2007, 10:28 PM
Same as my saw also. As was mentioned these are brand new American Iron.
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?p=729990#poststop

Jim

Doug Hepler
12-30-2007, 12:04 AM
My jointer dates from the late 1930's or early '40's before Pearl Harbor. There were few/no consumer tools made during the war. Its a Walker-Turner, 4" with adjustable infeed and outfeed tables and fence. It's my only jointer, for a number of reasons, but mainly because it is dead flat and serves me well. I added dust collection via a fitting through the table under the jointer, which is why the sides are closed up with hinged flaps. (I have to be able to reach in there to loosen/tighten the tables)

I honestly have not tried to find out what I am missing -- what a newer, bigger machine would offer, because it's now like an old dog to me. By the way, the table legs were constructed from 3 x 4" oak shipping pallets that I picked up beside the road in 1970. I apologize for the poor photohttp://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/Doug-38/Jointer-1A.jpg

brooks bill
12-31-2007, 7:07 PM
Mine's an Oliver #144 brand new in 1914.

Joe Mioux
12-31-2007, 7:15 PM
My "trusty shiny old" jointer:D



http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f32/woodfarmer/jointer/router091.jpg




JEFF;)

WHoA....

That is a great looking jointer!

How about a few more pics of the jointer and your saw. Please?

joe

ps. oh yea my jointer is a mm fs30 6 months old.

Brodie Brickey
12-31-2007, 8:20 PM
I've got a 8" jointer made by Gallmeyer & Livingston Co. I don't know how old it is but mid 50s or 60s sounds about right. I picked it up for $250 on eBay. The bed is a little short, but it works good for my needs.

Rob Will
12-31-2007, 8:31 PM
I've got a 8" jointer made by Gallmeyer & Livingston Co. I don't know how old it is but mid 50s or 60s sounds about right. I picked it up for $250 on eBay. The bed is a little short, but it works good for my needs.
Brodie,
The OWWM website has some good-looking advertising art for the Gallmeyer and Livingston machines that you can download. Cool wall art for your shop.

Rob

Rob Will
12-31-2007, 8:33 PM
Mine's an Oliver #144 brand new in 1914.

Bill,
Welcome to the Creek. You probably have the winner for "oldest" jointer. We need pictures.

Rob

Bob Genovesi
12-31-2007, 10:09 PM
Ive got a Jet JJ6CS thats so old, its blue.:) So I guess its from the 90s.

I agree and it is from the 90's. I bought my Jet JJ6CS in 1998 from Woodworkers Warehouse.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s225/BobbyG53/Shop-08-1.jpg

Brad Noble
12-31-2007, 10:37 PM
My Hitachi F1000A 12" planer and 6" jointer was born about 1989 I think. I am considering putting it on the market though, I'm running out of room. It may be cheaper for me to just buy lumber milled already.

Matt Meiser
12-31-2007, 10:46 PM
Mines a mid-50's vintage Powr-Kraft which was a Monkey-Wards brand. I thought I was going to be doing a resto on it but it turned out to be too nice to do much besides clean it up and made a dust collection chute. I had a lot bigger jointer I bought new but sold it when I reconfigured my shop because it took up so much room.

Tom Hamilton
12-31-2007, 10:57 PM
Greetings Creekers:

My jointer is a 1948 (ish) Boice-Crane model 2500 table saw/jointer combo. I use the table saw as a dedicated cross cross saw and use a 07 Steel City table saw for all other work.

The B-C jointer is a 6 inch with new blades, driven by a 2HP, 220v Peerless motor, that also spins the table saw. I use link belts on both. They are mounted on the same cabinet sharing the Peerless motor with two pulleys.

The tables are flat and co-planer and it performs well in all situations.

Tom

Brett Baldwin
01-01-2008, 1:54 AM
I now have two. One is a 6" Delta X5 that is two years old and then I stepped up to an 12" Oliver 166 that is 56 years old. What was I thinking with that tiny little 6 incher?

The guppy...
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=39044&d=1148253707
And the whale...
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=66834

Jack Camillo
01-01-2008, 1:19 PM
mine's less than a month old (Minimax FS30), but can't use it cause I'm in Afghanistan :(

John Ricci
01-04-2008, 3:23 PM
I have a Rockwell 37-220 from the 60s and a 4" for my Shopsmith from 78 but it has rarely been used in the last few years...too much of a PITA to keep swapping tools on the SS.

J.R.

Ben Grunow
01-04-2008, 9:44 PM
PM 56 that is about 12 years old I think?

And this one. odd but really works well and it was free (only needing cleaning as the knives had never touched wood). 21 years old.

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=71811

Jeff Cybulski
01-04-2008, 10:23 PM
I have a 6 year old Yorkcraft 6". Kind of a Delta clone but works great.

James Boster
01-04-2008, 11:26 PM
I have a 12" Moak that was probably made in the late thirties or early forties. Love the old Arn!