New and Old Jointer #1: New to me a Craftman Jointer with no model number or id's.

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Blog entry by tampacct posted 11-19-2009 09:56 PM 3194 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Tring to find manual or someone that has used and maintained this type of jointer. Replacing or sharpening blades exp.

The only markings is the Craftsman label in the center and SKF ball bearings. No model number on the back, sides, or under it :(

The blades have some dings but it doesn’t cause me issue with current projet but will need sharpen or replace the blades in the future.

If you see this blog and have any info. Please pass it on. ty

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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 11-19-2009 10:39 PM

Try lots of old Craftsman info. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#2 posted 11-20-2009 05:58 AM

I don’t have any real info. But the blades should be held in place with steel or aluminum gibes. They usually have set screws that cause them to wedge the blades in place. On mine is loosen the screws and then put a block of wood on top of the gibes and hit it with a mallet or hammer. That causes the gibes to break free and then pull the blades out and then take the gibes out.

They should probably be sharpened by a saw sharpening service. Usually so much per inch of blade length.

When you put them back you can probably find some postings on the web as to how to do it. But, the blade needs to be flush with the top of the out feed table. I use an aluminum ruler or straight edge to hold on the outfeed and turn the head to see if the blade is too high or too low.

It looks like a substantial jointer. What is the blade width?

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#3 posted 11-20-2009 03:09 PM

Thank you Timbo and everyone else that sent help.

The web site did have a short manual with out the blade change instructions but now I have a model and to my suprise I know how old the jointer is. (1937).

Model No. 102.05600 6” Jointer or 2288 6” Jointer both use 1937 manual.

I would have never guest it was that old. Like I said preveously with the exception of a few dings in the cuter (close to the fence side) it performs smoothly.

I found a link to changing the cutters that is close to what it may take to change the blades on my jointer.

Next issue is to find someone that sharpeds this type of blade or find replacment blades that match without question.

I’m going to talk with the local shop that sharpeds my saw blades to see if they want to take this sharping project on or if they have any referals.

Once again ty to all.

Don’t close this topic out if you have more detailed info please pass it on (blade resalers, favorit sharpening service that does this model jointer, or anything else about the use of this jointer (quarks the manuals never have but all users see.)

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