Hall and Brown no. 1 12 inch jointer

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Forum topic by Vest posted 02-29-2016 02:21 AM 785 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-29-2016 02:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mortiser jointer new britian hall and brown question

Trying to find out all I can about a Hall and Brown no.1 12 inch jointer. Have a guy wanting to trade me this for a New Britian chain mortiser I have that was made in 1901. Can anyone tell me what size the blades are on it as far as thickness, width? Where I can buy the blades for it?

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#1 posted 02-29-2016 02:54 AM

A more germaine concern in general would be whether
or not it is in operating condition. Jointer blades can be
got in any dimension these days, they are simply cut
and ground from tool steel by makers like Wisconsin
Knife Works.

If the cutterhead is missing gibs that would be more
of a problem than missing or worn-out knives.

Ask on – that’s where the real vintage
machinery fanatics hang-out and talk machinery.

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#2 posted 02-29-2016 02:55 AM

Your guess is as good as mine.

-- Aj

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#3 posted 02-29-2016 03:05 AM

Yes it has been completely restored. As far as I know it has everything in perfect working condition. I know it has babbit bearings. Just trying to find out a little more on this machine. I have talked to a few guys on OWWM. Hopping someone has one of these machines and can tell me first hand information about them.

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