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Blog entry by Blake posted 2065 days ago 1761 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got my new (old) jointer delivered today. I got really lucky and ran into a guy that actually wanted to trade his 8” Grizzly jointer for a smaller version. So we traded straight across (I had a newer 6” Grizzly.) I definitely got the good end of the deal. But he was a contractor who wanted a jointer that he could move and store more easily.

I still need to bolt the jointer to the base and then clean, align, sharpen, and tune it. I also need to convert the motor from 220v to 110v so I can use it.

Man this thing is huge! It Dwarfs my table saw. It doesn’t fit under the wink of my table saw like the 6” jointer did. I really don’t have room for it right now but Within a month or two I am going to expand my shop.

Finally I will be able to FACE joint wider boards!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com



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Davesfunwoodworking

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#1 posted 2065 days ago

Nice find!!!!

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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Tony

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#2 posted 2065 days ago

This was a good deal, even with all the work you have to do on it, you will appreciate the extra length and width of the beds. Just a shame you have to step down the voltage.

I know a lot of companies are now going towards 220/240V, because you need lower gauge cables for the same power output, thefore less copper, less weight, less cost, and compatible accross the world – is there no chance to get 220V into the shop. If you have 220/240 in the main house, the cost to run a 3 core 6mm2 cable into the shop should be less than a new motor.

Whatever you decide good luck with the extension.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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CelticDreamer

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#3 posted 2065 days ago

It’s neat to see the barter system is still around! You both got what you wanted and both probably think you traded up. When I bought my 8” Powermatic I had to run a 220 line, and I’m glad I did. The work of running the line was not difficult (it’s all basic stuff) and the thought of altering the tool never had to enter the picture. I agree with Tony, if you have the space in your breaker box for a 220 breaker, then run the line.

-- last night I played a blank tape at full volume - the mime next door went nuts!

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Karson

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#4 posted 2065 days ago

Go for 220. If expanding the shop is in the equation then you really need to upgrade the power.

Looks like a great jointer. Congratulations

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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ChicoWoodnut

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#5 posted 2065 days ago

Great deal Blake!

Run a sub panel to the shop and go 220. You’ll be glad you did.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Woodhacker

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#6 posted 2065 days ago

Congratulations Blake, I’m glad this is working out for you. I was going to suggest and see that others already have…I agree about running a 220 line. I did that in my garage for my table saw. It wasn’t that difficult.

Let us know how things progress.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2065 days ago

More Power! Good get, Blake. Looks like you just let that fella break-in the bed for you

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 2065 days ago

Thats a good deal.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Blake

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#9 posted 2065 days ago

I will re-visit the ‘more power’ option again, like I have several times already. The shop is pretty far from the main house, and would involve going through several brick walls in the basement of the main house, various trenches, a lot of time, money, etc. But I’ll think about it some more.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 2064 days ago

Do you think that you will ever get a cabinet saw ? My JET which is 3HP , needs 220v and I also run my bandsaw and dust collectors on 220v . It was so nice to plan out my electrical needs like where I wanted outlets and what voltages , etc. , and then have an electrician come in and install a subpanel and wire everything just the way I wanted it to be. My basement shop is independent of the rest of the house with all new wiring and 20amp 110v GFCI outlets instead of the original stuff which is over 50 years old…....go for the 220v and be happy : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 2063 days ago

Most people cant get 220V in their home shops.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Tony

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#12 posted 2062 days ago

Hi Blake.

Let me clear up a few terms :

Power = Watts – this remains constant and does not change with the voltage. Watts (horse Power) are the amount of energy used/needed to drive the motor to required speed and maintain the specified tourque.

Increasing the voltage, reduces the current needed to produce the same power (obviously vice versa if you reduce the voltage)

So inceasing the voltage in your shop, will not give you more power, it just means you need less current (thinner cables, less voltage drop) to produce the same power.

What I said earlier still applies, except I did not know you had a dual voltage motor (I thought you had to buy a new motor), therefore the saved cost of the motor could have offset the installation of 220V, but this is not the case now.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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jm82435

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#13 posted 2060 days ago

You must be living right! Congratulations on the sweet deal.
Try it at 110v – if you do not have a problem, why create one?
As Tony pointed out you will be drawing more amps at the lower voltage – (more amps = more heat= more resistance = less efficiency) – is it significant? probably not.
That being said, I would never want to dissuade you from upgrading the service to your shop. You do not want to overload the circuit you have.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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