Info on Craftsman-King Seeley, 4 3/8 jointer, model 103-21821 or similar model.

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Forum topic by 6PTsocket posted 08-16-2015 06:14 PM 978 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2015 06:14 PM

I am cleaning up an old Craftsman 4 3/8” jointer that I inherited. My interest is in the hinged bracket assembly in the middle of the fence that prevents side deflection after the side to side adjustment and tilt are set with the adjustments on the end of the machine. I have the the bent rod with the knob on the side of the machine. The fence casting has the number29229-103. There is a raised pad area on the back of the fence where the holes for the hinged bracket are supposed to go. The fence is not drilled and tapped for the hinged bracket nor does it have the two holes for an auxiliary fence . I also have to fabricate the hinged bracket. I got a nice heavy hinge at Tractor supply and tightened it up so there is no slop and a piece of flat stock to make the slotted leg. I am sure I could wing it on holes and dimensions but if I ever come across the factory bracket I would like it to fit. What I need is measurements from somebody with a similar model. Center to center distance and height from the top for the two 10-24 tapped holes. The location and size of the two auxiliary fence holes. Are they tapped? As many dimensions as possible so I can duplicate the hinged, slotted bracket.

My jointer is on the single post Sears stand and there is no belt guard and the belt is on the outside. I discovered a chrome plated louvered or screened belt guard that is about the right size and is used to cover the engine belt on VW dune buggies. It is only around twenty bucks. I’m going to give it a shot.

A lot of these machines suffer from a broken cast part that rides the end rail and clamps the fence. The coaxial bolt arrangement also locks the piece to the rail and also can crack it. Other models have the exact same piece with a small bent screw under the bracket to lock it to the rail. Mine was cracked as are some without the screw, offered on eBay. I was lucky to get the other style ,with the screw, in good condition. There is too much stress to weld or cement this part if it breaks. I sure tried.

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