Jointer stand conundrum

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Forum topic by Sab1982 posted 10-22-2016 09:20 AM 898 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2016 09:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer tool stand dust collection jointer stand

Hey folks. So I have a troubleshooting question. I have an old Craftsman model 103 jointer. It works really well. It didn’t come with a stand, so I obviously built one….super quick (I was excited) I’m not posting a picture…it’s embarrassing…anyway…

This tool came from my father so there is some sentimental value. I don’t plan on buying a new one unless this one takes a MASSIVE crap and is irreparable. But…this guy collects a ton of shavings underneath it, which are currently being trapped by the plywood top of my stand. The jointer shakes some, so I need to bolt it down. If I bolt it down, I won’t be able to clean the shavings. I’m hesitant to drill a ton of holes because it’s so darn heavy and too much board movement could throw the belt out of alignment.

How have you built stands to alleviate this problem?

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#1 posted 10-22-2016 10:04 AM

Can’t you just cut a hole in the plywood top of your stand so the chips can fall through? Most jointer stands have an open top and chute to direct the chips – like this one which is pretty generic:

Or build a box under the cutout with a 4” dust port so you can hook up a DC (if you have one).


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