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Forum topic by Will Merrit posted 09-18-2017 06:30 AM 805 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Will Merrit

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09-18-2017 06:30 AM

Good evening

I have a old Rockwell 37-315 8” jointer that a old timer gave to me. I put a 110v motor on it and it has become a necessity in my shop. Well last night I installed some blades a lumberjocks brother sharpened for me. I have always had a very very difficult and curse filled time changing and setting blades. I figured I had gotten everything “purdy good” so I went to work. About the 3rd pass I could tell the cutter was only using one blade…then it all went nuts. Flung the gib out against the table the blades come out and I just stood there holding the wood over the cutter head. Luckily, it put the motor in a bind long enough for me to shut it off. But not before it took some chunks out of the tables and bent the Gibs and broke the blades. I then had to change my shorts.

I stinking hate those straight blades. Does anyone know if a Byrd or equivalent carbide cutter head can be put in a machine this old? If so can you please point me in hmthe right direction?


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#1 posted 09-18-2017 07:09 AM

Call this number and ask them. The probably know with out any guess work.

(800) 441-BYRD

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#2 posted 09-18-2017 08:57 AM

https://shelixheads.com/SHELIX_for_delta_8_inch_Jointer_(37-315)

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#3 posted 09-18-2017 09:49 AM

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#4 posted 09-18-2017 12:46 PM

DANG! Will, I’m glad you didn’t get hurt.
Bill

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#5 posted 09-18-2017 12:55 PM

Yes it was scary, I hate that thing! The blades you sharpened are in pieces lol.

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#6 posted 09-18-2017 03:26 PM

Not to criticize but, why would you want to make that kind of investment in an old damaged machine, when you may be able to find a used machine for close to the cost of a spiral head for yours?

https://batonrouge.craigslist.org/tls/d/8-powermatic-jointer-3-hp-3/6278624506.html

https://batonrouge.craigslist.org/tls/d/grizzly-6-jointer/6304356217.html

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#7 posted 09-18-2017 05:04 PM

Bummer. You may want to inquire at owwm.org
about options for fixing the chipped iron on the
beds.

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Will Merrit

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#8 posted 09-18-2017 05:47 PM

Jim,

You make a good point. I wonder how much I could make in scrap for that ole klunker?

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#9 posted 09-18-2017 06:18 PM

Will I’m not sure how old or what model you have or how bad the damage is, unless you have a bench top model even older sears 6” models usually fetch $ 125- $ 200 in my area.

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#10 posted 09-18-2017 06:22 PM

This is mine. and it did bite off some chucks from the table…

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#11 posted 09-18-2017 06:34 PM

Depends on the damage and if you can get it up and running then possibly to $ 250- $350 in my area.

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#12 posted 09-18-2017 07:23 PM

I have an 8” jet head from a shelix swapout. Free. Gonzales,LA

If the measurements work and you want it I’ll ship it or you can pick up.

Up to you. Just an option.

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#13 posted 09-18-2017 09:00 PM

Sent you a private PM Fridge

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#14 posted 09-18-2017 09:17 PM

Mywoodcutters.com will get pretty much any head made for you (Shelix heads), and I believe they are cheaper than buying directly from Byrd’s site. You will never regret one of those heads. I’ll never go back to straight cutters. (Tell Steffen at mywoodcutters I sent you. He’s a really nice guy!)

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#15 posted 09-18-2017 09:18 PM

I had an old Sears 6” jointer that had the same thing happen – I had resharpened the blades and reinsalled them and had just restarted the machine. It cracked and deformed the outfeed table pretty badly. I’m glad you were not hurt but that is a very scary thing to happen. I replaced mine with a new jointer, a 6” Jet, since trying to repair the damaged table would involve welding and trying to reflatten it.

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