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Forum topic by Fired_Yo_Momma posted 03-07-2016 05:36 AM 863 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Fired_Yo_Momma

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03-07-2016 05:36 AM

So for some time I have wanted a jointer. I thought I will bite the bullet and save and get an eight inch one. Well I was surfing Craigslist and found a ten year old Grizzly six inch model. The guy originally wanted 200 hundred for it but when I got to his yard sale he had it listed for 150.00 and it came with a mobile base. The jointer has some surface rust on it but with some elbow greese and Boeshield rust removal were getting there. The guy was kind of a jerk and as you could see he did not take care of his tools, but for 150 What do you want.

Question for you guys, the blades have some surface rust on them. Should I try cleaning the blades or should I just spring for new blades? What blades would you recommend or should I just order the default grizzly ones?.

Thanks

-Dave


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 03-07-2016 06:00 AM

I’d clean the tables and run some wood through it to clean the knives off and see how she cuts.

If it cuts good I’d probably clean the cutterhead up and wax it just because. I don’t like changing knives so I personally wouldn’t worry about cleaning the knives and gibs till the next blade swap.

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daddywoofdawg

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#2 posted 03-07-2016 08:49 AM

if the blades just have surface rust,a few BF will clean the knifes,and if they are sharp i wouldn’t worry about them with a little surface rust.

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 03-07-2016 01:02 PM

Ditto the “check it out first” approach, changing jointer knives is a pain in the patouch. But if you are considering buying a set (it’s not a abd idea to have a spare set), I’d op for aftermarket knives. My favorites are the Titan knives (Holbren carries them) although Freud and most router bit manufacturers (like Infinity) have nice ones. Congrats on the buy….you did very well.

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#4 posted 03-07-2016 01:18 PM

Looks like a G1182HW…the same model I’ve had since 2001. it’s been a great tool within it’s capacity limits….never so much as a hiccup. New knives don’t cost a ton more than getting a set sharpened. The stock knives are fine, but I think you’d do better with upgraded aftermarket knives….Holbren.com, Infinitytools.com, Freud, etc.

Congrats!

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bonesbr549

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#5 posted 03-07-2016 04:01 PM

I’d say clean and lube and your probably set to go. Thats not even a lot of rust. Good deal!

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dhazelton

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#6 posted 03-07-2016 04:42 PM

“The guy was kind of a jerk and as you could see he did not take care of his tools…” That’s why it was only $150 – if he truly valued it you would have had to pay $250.

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Fired_Yo_Momma

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#7 posted 03-09-2016 04:14 AM

Well I got the tables cleaned… wow that was some serious elbow grease.

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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 03-09-2016 11:47 AM

But you did a very nice job.

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dddddmorgan

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#9 posted 03-09-2016 12:49 PM

Quite the nice score! I’m jealous, a jointer is on my list.

Wonder if there re any jerks in Idaho…..

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Aj2

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#10 posted 03-09-2016 02:27 PM

Looks like a very nice machine get price too.I wouldn’t run it without checking that the blades are set correctly and gibs are tight.Since you said he didn’t take care of his machines.
At least give them a rap with a block of wood and a hammer.Not super hard just check they are tight .

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Julian

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#11 posted 03-09-2016 03:09 PM

Looks as good as new. I would replace the knives to get the jointer to cut like new. Not that hard; IMO and not that expensive. I just replaced knives in an 8” jointer that I refurbished. You did a good job.

-- Julian

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#12 posted 03-09-2016 03:21 PM

Nice score Dave. I didn’t see that jointer on CL, you must have gotten to it early. Great price, even nicer once you cleaned it up. Congrats!

-- John - Huntington Beach, CA --- Growth occurs when we get out of our comfort zone.

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Fired_Yo_Momma

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#13 posted 03-12-2016 02:06 AM

Question, I have opted not to remove the blades from the cutter head to put the whole cutter head in a bucket of evapo-rust then take out and use compress air to dry out. Will that be ok, could I damage the cutter head? Also parts of the fence support have chipped paint with rust on the metal, could I put material with paint in evapo-rust? Will it cause the paint to come off?

Thanks

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TheFridge

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#14 posted 03-12-2016 02:11 AM

If it has rust under it

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Fired_Yo_Momma

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#15 posted 03-22-2016 02:28 AM

Well I finally finished the jointer. I put in new carbide knives and a new V-belt (Harbor Freight Version). I took the cutter head out and bathed it in evaprorust. So far so good, I have a bit of snipe in the last inch to inch and half of my stock.

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