Why you might want to look inside your jointer more often than I do.

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 11-08-2010 09:13 PM 1862 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nuff Sed!

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#1 posted 11-08-2010 09:24 PM

Oh my!
But I cannot say a thing….been there done that.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 09:28 PM

explosive fire bomb alert
thanks for the reminder


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#3 posted 11-08-2010 09:30 PM

As you say, nuff said.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 11-08-2010 09:34 PM

Eek! I have to ask. Is that with, or without dust collection?

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#5 posted 11-08-2010 09:39 PM

I would suggest you buy an extractor mine really removes this stuff by about 95% My dust bag fills up beautifully I and never have a problem with it.That could cause a serious damage to your motor plus a fire risk. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 11-08-2010 09:46 PM

That is without dust collection, which I’ve never fancied made sense for a jointer. It seems much easier to empty the box at the end of the chute than to dump the 55 gal. barrel.

That said, DC on a jointer might prevent the bulk of stuff falling down in. However, I think some effluvia always would so at some point, given the kind of neglect I have so dramatically demonstrated, there would be an accumulation.

The access door on this tool is not easy to get to—the tool has to be moved. But I shall flop it open and stick a vacuum hose down in there periodically in a continuing effort not to become a front page statistic.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#7 posted 11-08-2010 10:35 PM

I notice that when changing to a dado set on my tablesaw.
So now I vaccuum the inside every month.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 11-08-2010 11:04 PM

Heh, heh! I got the T-shirt as well! Actually had to take the motor out to clean it properly. Still has a little noise, new bearing needed soon.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#9 posted 11-08-2010 11:08 PM

You pick the darnest places to hide your sawdust. Rand

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#10 posted 11-09-2010 02:41 AM

I am Glad I have a good dust collection system. It is Still necessary to check the for corner build up inside the tools occasionally. You are fortunate that your motod didn’t overheat.

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#11 posted 11-09-2010 02:59 AM

You need some DC.
- JJ

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#12 posted 11-09-2010 03:21 AM


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#13 posted 11-09-2010 03:51 AM

Set aside a specific day to clean out your machines. Each holiday seems to work for a friend of mine. Every holiday weekend he gets the garbage bags out.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#14 posted 11-09-2010 03:53 AM

Wow Lee, that is a nicely insulated motor you have there, I bet it holds the heat in very well :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#15 posted 11-09-2010 05:27 AM

My table saw looks like this right. I fact, my whole shop needs cleaning. I guess I will look inside the jointer too.
Thanks, Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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