Delta 6" Jointer

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
3.5
out of 5
Brand:
Delta Machinery
Model:
37-275X
Price:
$600

Description

The 37-275X includes 1 HP, 120/240V (Wired 120V), induction motor, enclosed stand, dust collector connector, center-mounted fence, three-knife cutterhead, cutterhead guard, and push blocks. Quality glue-ups time after time. DELTA's 6" professional jointer makes it easy with a 1 HP motor, rack and pinion fence system, three-knife cutterhead and easy-to-position infeed table.

• 120/240V, 1HP, 1PH, 1,725 RPM motor
• 4,800 RPM, 14,400 CPM three-knife (2.5" dia.) cutterhead
• 6 1/8" cutting width, 1/8" max depth, 1/2" rabbeting
• 46" table: 22.5" rear, 22" front
• 4 7/8" x 35" fence tilts in and out 45°, right and left, with positive 45° and 90°, right and left, stops
• 48.5" x 28.5" x 46"
• Weight: 225 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

Long, flat tables and fence

Review Summary

One of two models in the test out of ten total with a perfectly flat fence and bed, its 46-1/4"-long bed is almost matched by its 35"-long rack-and-pinion fence. You must bypass the lever-operated infeed table’s depth stop for cuts deeper than 1/32", and the depth scale proved difficult to use accurately. We stalled its cutterhead easily with a 1/8"-deep cut, and the cut quality lacks the crisp cleanness of the leaders.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Not bad for the money

Review Summary

The push blocks that come with it don't work. You will need to make a set. Even with 3 blades you still have to feed the wood s l o w and it will make a nice finish. It could use a larger or higher speed motor and it would be perfect.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Not quite the same

Review Summary

My unit is perhaps an earlier model? It has an open stand. The fence became crooked, warped shortly after getting it. (Within a year or so.) You can not buy a new one since they don't make them and you can't really straighten it. Delta just blew me off. They won't do anything. Based on that I just have to throw away the unit, not in long term storage. Or, I can make a wooden alternate fence to fit over the old fence so it will be straight.
(If you make it square to the table at the knife it is less than 90 degrees when you start the pass and more than 90 degrees when you finish. I couldn't figure how my technique was so bad as to get a board that varied so much.) I checked on the internet and found that it was a common problem. Perhaps that is why they went to a new model? In any case it soured me on Delta.

Detailed Ratings

1.0
out of 5

Performance

1

Features

1

Ease of Use

1

Value

1

Good for the money

Review Summary

For a mid range Jointer, this performs well. Proper set up is crucial. Mine came with a flat fence, without any twist. The bed adjustment works well. I have been using this for approximately 10 years without issue. Nice addition to my shop, dependable!

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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