109-4730 Delta 6" jointer
(Boonsboro, MD, USA)
6" Delta Power Tool Division, Rockwell Manufacturing Co Jointer. Has NJ 227 Stamped on the fence and NJ255 stamped just under the knives. I have looked for a manual for a 109-4730, but can't find one. I did see online that this series of numbers maps to 1953. Does anyone have insight on a location for a manual, or a different number to use? From pictures on here, it looks like a 37-205 (but the cast iron stand has been replaced with a wooden frame), and it appears that all the old Delta Jointers use a 37- prefix for their model numbers.
I found it at a yard sale across the street, and nearly died twice trying to move the heavy beast home. I'm in the process of removing the light rust on it, greasing up the springs, and building a new guard, since the original is missing. I'm also going to wire up a new (safety) switch, since the original is on the side of the motor--under the table. This isn't the best location for a shutoff, since it is right next to the axle for the motor. The 1/2" ball crank handle to raise and lower the cutting depth is missing. I can move this with some vise grips, but I will have to get a replacement. I'll probably fashion a steampunk style handle out of oak since I'll be able to do this faster and cheaper than trying to find a replacement from ebay.