|Forum topic by Adam Gordon||posted 03-07-2016 02:03 PM||293 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
03-07-2016 02:03 PM
Hi all – I am newbie to this excellent forum. Been getting into woodcraft for the past couple of years and gradually adding to my small shop. Now, I’m no machinist, but over the weekend I picked up a Powermatic 50 jointer. She’s probably older than me, but seems to run just fine. My plan is to overhaul it, and I thought I would ask for any advice I could get. Cosmetically I am planning to have it stripped and powder coated to match the original. Mechanically it appears to be sound, but there is one area of damage. The edge of the in-feed table immediately next to the cutting head has a number of chips – it looks like the head was misadjusted at one point and the blades took some bites out of the table. Do I need to have this repaired, and if so, what’s the best way to do so? Googing around has not yielded much in the way of helpful knowledge.
Here are a couple of photos:
Many thanks in advance for any input on this project!
-- Adam, Arlington VA