|Forum topic by jchomme||posted 1189 days ago||2683 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
1189 days ago
I just found a few vintage tools that I will be working on in the near future. I paid $100 for the Jointer(no motor) and $150 for the scroll saw. Plus $50 for Uhaul so $300 total, I think I still got a good deal.
I really wanted a power jointer, but was a little hesitant about buying the Central Machinery 6” jointer. If I didn’t find this one, I probably would have, Ive read alot of good things about it, especially when properly tuned.
Anyways, I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on a few things.
1. The bed of the jointer is 8” wide, but the cutter head is only 6” I thought it was an 8” jointer, did they ever make jointers that could be two different sizes? The wing span on this thing is about 60” uhh, seems overkill for a 6” jointer.
2. My grandma used to work at emerson motors in Wisconsin and she gave me an old motor she picked up over the years. No info plate. All the info I have is it is 15 amps at 120v capacitor start/run. 3450 rpm. Anyone know how I could find the HP? And if it would run the Jointer?
3. Who uses these big scroll saws ? Is there a type of woodworker that likes these 24” scroll saws. I really just bought the scroll to sweeten the deal. I am finding it impossible to find any value on it.
4. I really like the scroll saw because it is pretty stout/made in USA does anyone think I should just hang on to it?
5. If it has been sitting, should I change out the oil in it; flush out the mechanism and such? what kind of oil do these use?
6. Do I need to get to the bare cast iron to use Bondo as a glaze before I paint?
I know there is a wealth of info here and any input is greatly appreciated. I have attached pics. Also, I am working on restoring an old AMT 14” bandsaw, I will soon be posting all my projects/progress. It is connected to a 1.5HP baldor motor, hopefully I can do some resaw with it.
That is a shop fox riser on there. No indexing pins, epoxied to the lower half. Aligning the halves has been a bear!