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Forum topic by Masontel posted 02-11-2016 02:51 AM 637 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Masontel

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02-11-2016 02:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

I am hoping someone can help me with a manual or some information on this 8” Jointer. I need a guard for it. I think there is probably some other jointers out there that are the same but under a different name??
made in 1986.

-- Time makes more converts than reason - Thomas Paine


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#1 posted 02-11-2016 03:16 AM

Looks like it might be a “Reliant” brand jointer?

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#2 posted 02-11-2016 03:22 AM

looks like my 2001 8” Geetech Jointer. Many jointers came out of the same Taiwan factory and rebranded (sunhill, delta, geetech, bleh bleh bleh).
I purchased my parts from Olivery Machinery. Judy Y. Chuang, judy01@olivermachinery.net
I thought initially I could buy parts (hand wheels, bolts, etc) from eReplacements, but such was not the case. Luckily, Judy came through for me although took a number of weeks since the parts actually came directly from a Taiwan factory. If you do email Judy, tell her Eric sent ya :)
my jointer without the yet to arrive blade guard and then after arrival of blade guard and general clean up and then picture of fence assembly:

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#3 posted 02-11-2016 03:27 AM

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#4 posted 02-11-2016 04:31 AM

thanks Holbs
Are you happy with the performance of your jointer?

-- Time makes more converts than reason - Thomas Paine

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#5 posted 02-11-2016 11:49 AM

The guards on those may be interchangeable more than most parts. About the only thing that has to “fit” is the spud that goes into the hole on the bracket. I have a Jet 8” and can measure mine (maybe) later today, but I’d bet most of them are pretty much the same. I’ll post back if I get a chance to measure mine. Like Holbs said, most of them come out of the Gee Tech factory.

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#6 posted 02-11-2016 11:21 PM

Because I haven’t had a chance to us it yet I have to ask….good machine??? I have been using a rigid 6” job niter and hope this is an improvement. I paid $200 for it.

-- Time makes more converts than reason - Thomas Paine

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#7 posted 02-12-2016 06:18 AM

this thing cuts like buttah. I came from a 6” with a much shorter bed and smaller motor. Really though…a jointer is a simple machine. Not much can go wrong with it. Whether 4” or 8” or 20”. Just have blades sharp and properly aligned and any sized jointer will do it’s job. It’s just with this 8”, I have longer beds (big plus over my 6”).

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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