Grizzly Jointer Chip Box #1: Grizzly jointer chip catcher

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Blog entry by Jim Jakosh posted 09-05-2012 01:42 AM 3884 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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(AJ- this one’s for you!)
I bought a Grizzly jointer a few year back and I do not have vacuum in that area of the shop. The jointer does not project the chips out like a planer so I felt I did not really need it. It came with a plate with a 4” dust collector fitting that partially blocked the rectangular opening in the back of the jointer. If the vacuum was on, there would be no problem, but without it, it plugged up the jointer real quick.

So, I decided to make a chip collection bucket for the back of the jointer. I added some shots to show how it is built and how I installed it Right mouse and click View Image to see the whole picture*

This is the collector on the jointer

This shows the opening and the two steel clips I mounted to hold the bucket. I used 2 of the existing holes from the dust collector fitting

this is a shot of the bucket made from aluminum flashing and pop riveted together. It has square holes to hang on the clips and a wooden handle to pick it up to empty it

This is just another shot of the back of the jointer and the face of the bucket that hangs on the jointer.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 09-05-2012 02:20 AM

Thanks for sharing this, I think I might make something similar to this. You did a great job buddy!


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#2 posted 09-05-2012 02:51 AM

Great idea Jim, what every shed needs. Still want to know where all the hours come from for the chores you do?

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 02:53 AM

Gravity feed!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 11:54 AM

Necessity is the mother of invention….. My friend another great blog and photos!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 12:00 PM

Nifty idea Jim.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 12:05 PM

Well done Jim, I wish that I could copy it for my jointer which I bought in the early 80’s, it was amongst the first of the Taiwanese machine tools brought into Australia. It had a blank panel covering the top section and a few years ago I fitted a 4” hose fitting but my 1hp dust collector just didn’t do a thing so I removed it and continue to clear out the debris whenever I think about it!

Looking at the photograph, perhaps had I mounted it lower down and the other way up it might have worked!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 12:39 PM

Thanks guys for a the nice comments.
Bob, I live in my shop, almost. My wife says I come up for air once in a while

AJ, glad you got to see it finally!!

Harry. That dust collector looks just like the one I took off, but it only had 4 screws.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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