I’m considering buying a Delta 8″ jointer. It was originally purchased in 1979, one owner, seems to be in good shape, though I haven’t seen it.
Does anyone have any tips to examining the machine before I purchase it? What should I be looking for in terms of defects or problems. For example, with a table saw, I might grab the arbor and see how much play there is, put a straight edge across the tables, etc.
It’s being sold for a third of the price of a new one and want to know if I’m getting what I pay for. Or is a jointer the kind of thing that is noticeably better “out of the crate” and I should pass, save my money and buy new?