|Forum topic by ChiefDJ||posted 11-17-2015 08:29 PM||547 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-17-2015 08:29 PM
Im just getting serious in wood working and so am having to get by with some less than desirable equipment, hence my new-to-me Montgomery Ward powr-kraft THS-2424 jointer that is covered in rust that Im trying to revive after 20+ years neglected in a friends garage without use.
After many weeks of fiddling with it, I finally got the old rusted blades out of it. Besides the rust factor, these blades were a tight fit with no space between the blade and cutterhead. The blades are heald in with 3 set screws per blade. The height is adjusted by two phillips screws under the blade that I tighten or loosen to raise or lower.
I ordered replacment blades from globaltooling.com that I thought would be close to the.right size, but putting them in the slot of the cutterhead, they are much less thick than the old blades, like maybe 1-/16.
My mind tells me that once the set screws are tightened it shouldnt matter, but my desire not to have one of these blades flung into my chest at high velocity has me kind of skittish.
How important is it to get the perfect fitting blade? If I go with these skinnier, shorter blades is there any safety issue to be concerned with?
Though there are part numbers on the old blades a google search of them turned up nothing.