Craftsman jointer cutter head

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Forum topic by Alwine posted 03-07-2011 08:53 PM 1827 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-07-2011 08:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman jointer

I have an older (20 years or so) Craftsman jointer that I inherited from my uncle. Everything is in working order, except I cannot get 1 of the knives out of the head the screws will not budge. I was going to remove the head and take it to my machine shop to see what thy could do, but I don’t see a clear way to remove the head. Any info would be great! Thanks

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 09:12 PM

The head is probably held in by pillow blocks on either side. If the attachment
bolts for the pillow blocks aren’t visible on top, flip the jointer (carefully) upside
down and you’ll probably see the bolts underneath.

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#2 posted 03-08-2011 03:12 AM

You also want to be aware of hidden snap rings that aren’t too visible. The rings on my older 4” I would have sworn were parts of the bearing races.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 03-08-2011 05:46 AM

If you have the model number, download a manual or look for a parts drawing online. That way you will know exactly what you are dealing with before something irreplaceable gets ruined. My 2 cents

-- Tampa-FL

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