1950'S Dewalt jointer

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Blog entry by AJswoodshop posted 08-11-2012 07:20 PM 1875 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a Dewalt 1950’s 6’ jointer for $75 bucks at a garage sale. It took us about an hour to load it in the car!
I think it’s from the early 1950’s. It’s a three blade cutter head, and a cast iron fence. 110/220v Runs very smooth.
The cord is in bad shape. Post below if you know how to replace a cord on this jointer.


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#1 posted 08-11-2012 07:49 PM

I wasn’t aware they made jointers at all. Any chance of some bigger pics?

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 08:00 PM

Later tonight I’ll post more pics. I just got it yesterday morning. That’s the only jointer dewalt made I think.


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#3 posted 08-13-2012 02:31 AM

Replacing a power cord in a motor is pretty straightforward. The main thing is to make sure the gauge of the wire is big enough for the current draw of the motor. The motor should have an amp rating on the info plate. Go to the hardware store and buy a 7 or 10 ft. extension cord that exceeds the amp rating of the motor. That is, if your motor is rated at 10 amps at 110v, then buy a cord rated at 12 or 15 amps.

Then cut off the socket end, pull apart the sleeve to expose the 3 individual wires, and strip the wires about a little more than a half inch. The green wire is the ground wire, and then you’ll probably have a white and black.

After that, it’s just a matter of removing the old cord from the motor’s connectors and either clamping or soldering in the new cord’s wires.

If for some reason the old cord only has 2 wires, you’re going to want to add a ground to the motor mount. That’s a little more complicated, and involves drilling and tapping a hole in the motor mount and soldering on a ring connector to the ground wire, and using a star lock washer to keep the ground wire connected to the metal motor mount.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 04:10 PM

I made another thread showing the jointer in a video.
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