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Posted on Newby needs help getting my new (used) jointer fixed

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 757 days ago

Looks like you should be able to get it working without too much fuss depending on how you plan on using it.. I rarely change the depth of cut on my jointer, so I’d set it up to do somewhere around a 1/16” or less of a cut and leave it there. Set the tables up so they are aligned properly (shimming if necessary), lock everything down and use it as is. Depending on how much movement is present on that way, I might give it a good tack weld on the end and underneath where it doesn’t effect the way or the table movement. But that would depend entirely on how much ‘slop’ it injects to its operation and might not be necessary at all.

If it’s really bad and moves around a lot, then you might need to get more aggressive.. weld it up and grind it back to proper alignment if required. Welding cast iron is not that difficult. Some would recommend brazing or arc welding with various specific rods, but I’ve fixed many a cast iron part with my trusty Miller MIG wire feeder just fine. I wouldn’t give up on it just yet.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid


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