Acquiring new tools #4: Not new, but a 12" Kity Jointer

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Blog entry by Kevin posted 06-11-2008 01:56 AM 1269 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the one I asked about a week or so ago. Finally got some pictures of it last night.

12” blades, over 5’ long table. This thing runs great and pretty quiet. It is very heavy and appears to be well made. Normally this model would have a 12” planer underneath the jointer (like a Laguna) but this was ordered with out the planer. Most of the parts are there to get the planer working. The only thing missing that I can see is the chain/belt system that powers the rollers. Hopefully I can get a book from Kity and figure out how to get it working too.

Enjoy the pics. Hopefully someday I’ll actually get to use some of my new toys and post some projects for you all.

jointer width

jointer length

jointer length 2

jointer top

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#1 posted 06-11-2008 01:57 AM

I am also looking for a fence idea and some type of blade guard. I forgot to mention that, but neither was included.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#2 posted 06-11-2008 04:20 AM

That thing looks monsterous!

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#3 posted 06-11-2008 08:19 AM

Very nice. I wish I had something that big!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 06-11-2008 11:28 AM

I’m having a serious case of Greenus Envy here.

-- Use the fence Luke

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#5 posted 06-12-2008 01:30 AM

Yeah, it is a big boy. I just couldn’t pass it up for under $200.

It’ll work great for flattening one side before planing I think.

I’d love to hear from someone else that has this type of jointer. I need some pictures and/or advice on how to complete the planer part and the fence.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#6 posted 06-12-2008 12:27 PM

Whay a monster it looks threatning the way it is now. How hard is going to be to make it whole?

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#7 posted 06-12-2008 04:29 PM

It is operational for what i wanted it for right now. Flattening one side of a wide board.

To make the jointer part whole I need a fence and blade guard.
To make the planer whole I need the correct pulleys/chains/belts to power the feed rollers.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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