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Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200 #5: Tables and knives aligned

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 09-25-2015 10:27 PM 2597 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Knives sharpened and installed, fence table clean up Part 5 of Restoring 2001 GeeTech 8" Jointer CT-200 series no next part

I must be getting better at alignment of knives. My first jointer took me all day to align 3×6” knives. My Jet 15” planer took me 4 hours. This 8” jointer took me 2 hours for 4 knives.
Luckily (which I find sooo seldom), I had no need to align the outfeed & infeed tables to be co-planer. Once I installed the set screws and dovetail gib, the tables lined up as if it was a Paul Seller’s short video :) There could be 0.005”-0.010” off here and there along the beds for I do not own a precision level, just a 8’ EMPIRE professional level that says guaranteed 0.0005” per inch. Best I could do with what I have.
Fired it up and ran a board thru. Cuts like buttah.
Didn’t fire up too long for no safety guard installed and using the 2 ancient pulley belts.
Spent $77 at eReplacement website for the necessary hardware to install spring pins, guard shaft & spring, 2 pulley belts, infeed table pointer, pulley cover..etc. I guess right now, it’s 100% operational but not in a safe way :)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 09-25-2015 11:57 PM

And now you have ANOTHER like new tool for very little $. I still envy your ability with these restorations. What’s next?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 09-26-2015 01:03 AM

I feel that the magical wood working cupid may leave in my lap…. a rusty old delta unisaw or drum sander!

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 09-26-2015 01:10 AM

Either one would be a prize worth fixing!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 09-24-2017 11:33 PM

Hi there, i am purchasing a used CT-200 next weekend and put a small deposit down. I did not get it for $55, but rather $250 with all parts and assembled. I feel like it is a great deal for an 8” jointer, but could you provide anything specific to this machine that i should look out for before i purchase? Your posts are a great help in seeing how this machine is put together, thanks!

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#5 posted 09-25-2017 01:40 AM

Boiler, I bought the actual jointer for $55. But probably spent another $150-200 on needed parts. $250 is a fantastic price for these 8” long bed jointers as I see them go for $500+ usually on my local craigslist. A HUGE upgrade from my previous 6”, that is for sure.
Nothing much to note of do’s/dont’s about this jointer, other than making sure motor runs, no serious warping of the infeed and outfeed beds (bring a 8’ level). I see no rust on the beds in your picture.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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#6 posted 09-25-2017 01:43 AM

Great, thanks for the info. I felt like it was too good to pass up and you have confirmed my hopes!

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