delta 8 inch jointer rebuild

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Blog series by dbol updated 06-02-2012 05:32 PM 3 parts 9194 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: picked up "new" 8" jointer

05-21-2012 11:34 AM by dbol | 3 comments »

I was thinking about buying a new jointer from grizzly. I even traveled to the showroom in Muncy, PA to look at them. But I ended up getting this from a school auction. I plan on stripping the old paint and painting it a shade of blue.

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Part 2: "Start stripping" the paint

05-22-2012 01:59 AM by dbol | 3 comments »

I was a little uncertain on how to go about stripping the layers of paint from this jointer. I think it had 4 coats of paint in some places. I ended up starting with a “friendly” paint stripper. Citristrip is the name of it. I was actually very surprised at how well this stuff works. It works best when it can sit over night with a plastic bag covering the piece. I started with the porkchop guard and the switch cover. I put it on and let it sit for a while and figured th...

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Part 3: parts painted

06-02-2012 05:32 PM by dbol | 0 comments »

I am still stripping the base and dust chute, but i have the body of the jointer painted. The pork chop guard and some knobs. Unfortunatley many school shop jointers have the front table hand wheel removed so the students dont mess with it. So I only have the one and I am looking for a replacementIt took me while to remove the tables but I did I hope I can get them back together. I am still work on the knife assmebly and the fence assembly. I am not sure how to get the fence as...

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