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Jointer #1: Looking for Grizzly 8" jointer fence

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Blog entry by WoodCzech posted 05-01-2015 02:42 PM 974 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This may or may not be the forum for this, however, thought I’d ask:
I have an OLD Grizzy 8” Jointer (the Green Monster!) – works great, was moving it the other day & it tipped over & broke the fence on it. Does anyone know where I could find a good used fence? Thought about welding it, however, just concerned about keeping it straight & smooth as not to interfere with the piece being cut. Any suggestions?

-- Don



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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 05-01-2015 03:32 PM

I have heard of people having fences machined flat, but I don’t know any cases where a broken fence has been put back together. Cast iron can be welded, and you could have an automotive machine shop mill a new flat surface.
Maybe some welding experts can chime in.
Like anything, you will probably have to compare it against the cost of a new fence (or honestly a new jointer).

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Bluepine38

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#2 posted 05-01-2015 03:34 PM

Not that familiar with Grizzly products, but have you contacted their parts dept? Just type Grizzly tools into
the search box, and have all the info on your machine handy-Model No and all other information.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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oluf

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#3 posted 05-01-2015 05:24 PM

Face joint and thickness plane a piece of hard maple or oak a little longer and a little higher than the broken fence, Drill holes with countersinks for bolt heads and drill the broken fence pieces to match the holes in your new fence face (your oak or maple board) I would not try welding or braising the broken fence. Your new face board will hold it together.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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WoodCzech

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#4 posted 05-01-2015 06:18 PM

Thanks for all the great suggestions! I just registered for the Lumberjocks site & already benefitting from the collective wisdom of you all! Hope I can contribute!

——Don

-- Don

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#5 posted 05-01-2015 06:38 PM

I have a Grizzly G0586/G0593 fence that I would let go fairly cheap…

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WoodCzech

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#6 posted 05-01-2015 06:57 PM

I’m new so don’t yet have the necessary entries to send a reply email but hope to do that soon. I’m interested in discussing the fence you have available.

Thanks.

—-Don


I have a Grizzly G0586/G0593 fence that I would let go fairly cheap…

- LumberYard


-- Don

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BobAnderton

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#7 posted 05-02-2015 01:53 AM

Honest, you can epoxy it and get years of service out of it. You can epoxy it straight if you’ve got it face down on a flat surface when you do it. I’d use this stuff I’ve used it to repair a 6×48 belt sander. If you can’t get your hands on that JB weld would probably work too. It’s best if you can epoxy some 1/4” plate steel on the back side over the break but I don’t know if your break location and ribs on the back facilitates that option. The jointer fence isn’t under much mechanical load. I don’t think you’d break it again.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#8 posted 01-06-2016 12:31 PM

Did you get your jointer fence fixed or replaced? I have always found that Grizzly’s tech support is excellent. They may have a fix solution for you also. The epoxy solution sounded interesting. You would not be out much with that attempt. Good luck. I will be sure to be very careful moving mine…

-- --- Happy Howie

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WoodCzech

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#9 posted 01-06-2016 01:27 PM

Thanks Happy, but yes, I was fortunate that Mr. Lumberyard had a nice replacement laying around. It was in really good shape & fit perfectly -like new again! Thanks to everyone – really good suggestions.

—-WoodCzech

-- Don

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WoodCzech

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#10 posted 01-06-2016 04:11 PM



Did you get your jointer fence fixed or replaced? I have always found that Grizzly s tech support is excellent. They may have a fix solution for you also. The epoxy solution sounded interesting. You would not be out much with that attempt. Good luck. I will be sure to be very careful moving mine…

- HappyHowie


Thanks Happy, but yes, I was fortunate that Mr. Lumberyard had a nice replacement laying around. It was in really good shape & fit perfectly -like new again! Thanks to everyone – really good suggestions.

—-WoodCzech

- WoodCzech


-- Don

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