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4 inch jointer restored

05-01-2017 08:15 PM by metolius | 6 comments »

A neighbor passed on his Rockwell 37-130 4 inch jointer to me last fall. I really liked the compact size and metal stand, but it was in barn-find shape. On/off through the winter I worked it over with new blades; new 1/2hp motor with pulley; new link belt; replaced wiring and switch, added chip collection; a mobile base; fresh paint; and polished the beds. For personal touch, a wooden pulley guard replaced a bent sheet metal. The wood top is only a skirt to cover misc holes in the top of the stand to keep the internal motor cleaner. I haven’t had much practice in machine jointer use. I am looking forward to how it may accelerate some tasks. Proud to have focused some ef...

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