So i finally got a jointer!! Yayy!! With the advise of you guys I bought the DJ20 for $800 off craigs list. I asked him about it on a wednesday, but didn’t have a day off until saturday. I thought for sure he would sell it before then so i asked him to tell me if he had another offer and i would try to find someone to come get it for me. well, we all know how people are on craigs list with no call no shows, so the more you guys talked good about this jointer, the more worried i got that it would sell. so, i texted him on thursday to make sure everything was still on for saturday and he said yeah…and i was thinking i need to personalize my self some so he thinks of me as a real person and not just a CL liar. so i asked if i needed help loading, how far away he was, etc. i am from a really small town and he was up in our state capitol columbus, so i thought for sure he had never heard of our little town nelsonville. when i told him where i was from though, he said his grandpa and uncle were from here. well, then we were trying to find out if we knew each other and it came about that i was an RN, and his wife is also an RN. He actually thought it was one of his family members playing with him lol. so because of all that, he felt it was meant to go to me and he held it for me:) When I got up there it was in a box truck so we just put the ramp in the back of my truck and rolled it over. the only bad part was that meant i couldnt see it run. he did have a video of it running before he put it on the truck though and jointed a peice of wood and brought the wood too. he did offer to drive it down the road so we could plug it in but it was sooo darn cold that day i said no thanks lol. i fugure even if i do need a new motor it’s still going to be cheaper than a brand new DJ20. so i don’t have any doubts that it runs. i still need to run a 220 outlet so i have not gotten to use it yet. so, i spent all weekend getting it cleaned up. it appears as the original owner didn’t clean the packaging grease off, so there was gummed up saw dust everywhere! one of the photos shows that. I wish i would have taken more pics of the gunk and not just the rust lol. I actually only took the 2 pics of it so i would remember how to put it back together lol. so, here are my before and after pics. i have never owned a jointer and have only used one once, so i apologize for not knowing the names of the parts and refering to everything and the round thingy or the long bar lol.
Every peice looked like this…as you can tell I already cleaned the inner bar part. I took all of this apart and scrubbed them with mineral oil. i took the bars out of the doughnut things and every little screw out. i don’t know if it was the packaging grease or if the just put the wrong lub on it, but it sure made a mess!! although it may be a good thing b/c there was no rust on the inner parts.
all clean:) my only worry is that i have cleaned something too good and it is going to cause rust if i didn’t re-lube all the right parts. now to get a 220 outlet in and try it out!