Tools #3: well my Jointer is broke

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Blog entry by Joe Watson posted 10-13-2009 04:10 AM 1426 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a craftsman contracter series jointer (model number 113.232211). there is a small part that moves the in feed table with the knob called a linkage assembly the part that connects to the screw was cast poorly and it disintegrated. so now i have a choice of either buying another jointer or trying to find the part. I checked sears official parts site and they no longer make the part or have a replacement that will work the same purpose. If I haven’t found a part for it by the new year I may look at buying a newer jointer. Kind of disappointed in craftsman in not having that part but having every other part.

-- Got Wood?

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#1 posted 10-13-2009 04:33 AM

yea that is a bumber….there usualy pretty good aboyt replacement parts…but if you want my honest opinion…i would get a new jointer….i have a delta myself, but grizzly tools are putting out some good tools…and the main thing to…is service…they have great service and if you need a part…you can get it…same as some of the others…but ive talked to a lot of grizzly owners…there very pleased…i guess it all comes down to how much money you want to spend..if you want a good quality tool…then spend the extra money…its worth it down the road and you will be suprised by how well it performs over the craftsmen…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 10-13-2009 06:05 AM

From Emerson Electric (800-325-1184) is another contact for machines with source code 113 or 103.

Best of luck getting that jointer up and going again!

Not to argue with Grizzman, but the Emmerson Built Craftsman (And Ridgid) tools built up a reputation for excellent performance, and durability for a good reason. Considering how old the jointer would have to be in order to be Emmerson built, I wouldn’t let one bad part sour you on the whole jointer if possible…

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#3 posted 10-13-2009 02:58 PM

Can’t you just make a new part yourself or have a machinist fabricate it for you? I can’t imagine that would cost anywhere near the price of a new jointer.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joe Watson

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#4 posted 10-13-2009 04:21 PM

my dad was a machinist for GM so he is advising me on how to make a new one hopefully i can go that route. I have seen several jointers on CL so if nothing comes of making my own I may just buy a used one. definitely didn’t want to spend money right now.

-- Got Wood?

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Joe Watson

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#5 posted 10-13-2009 11:49 PM

well i think i might have found the part on ebay! My dad happened to find it. I will try it and see but the part that holds on to the screw looks identical to the one i broke.

-- Got Wood?

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