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Forum topic by George M posted 03-24-2011 04:19 PM 1049 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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George M

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03-24-2011 04:19 PM

Had a great time yesterday meeting with an old cabinet maker. He has been in the business many years, but was selling everything because he was moving to be near his grandchildren. He also has lung problems and can’t do woodworking any more.

Anyway, I got some really great buys, including a PC Plate Jointer for $25, and two PC routers for $20 each. Also great condition Rockwell 14” bandsaw – sure wan’t looking for that, but could’nt pass it up since I was
going to be building one (from woodgears) anyway.

The reason for this though is that I got some old Jorgensen F clamps for $1 each. they are older ones and don’t have the pads on them. I took some of the pads off of my Pittsbourgh knockoffs and they fit perfectly. Does anyone know where I can buy some of those replacement pads?

-- George, Parker Colorado


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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 03-24-2011 04:50 PM

congrat´s with the score :-)

I don´t know where you can buy those plastic pads
but I made two in wood years ago and for the round one
you can either make them in wood or find some plasticcapsels from some kitchen/soda bottles that fit
in the meentime just use two pieces of wood

take care
Dennis

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 03-24-2011 04:57 PM

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#3 posted 03-24-2011 05:13 PM

Perfect! Thanks Mike

-- George, Parker Colorado

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Lee Barker

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#4 posted 03-24-2011 06:09 PM

Aha! I’m glad someone brought up the pads. The new ones leave an oily stain on the wood. Anyone have a way to get rid of that? (From the pads, not the wood.)

And why would a great company like Jorgensen send out a product that does that?

Inquiring minds…

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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teejk

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#5 posted 03-24-2011 06:17 PM

lee I don’t use pads on my Ponys (I just make sure I don’t “crank” to the point of crushing). I’m sure the oil is a residue from the mold release agent. I have found one of my best friends in the workshop is that plain old rubbing alcohol you can buy at Walmart. Great solvent and dries quick.

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Lee Barker

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#6 posted 03-24-2011 06:37 PM

Oh, and if it is the 555 plate joiner, your life will be happier if you run, don’t walk, to the nearest dumpster and see how high you can throw it in an arc that terminates in the middle of the receptacle. The first 555 was the best ever example of revolutionary tool design that should have never made it off the paper.

Because it is near impossible to get the fence parallel to the blade and keep it there, it will always cause you more frustration than pleasure by a factor of 10. Remember that the error in that parallelism doubles in the case of a BJ.

If, however, it is the barrel grip model, whose number escapes me, I hear they are very nice, as is the $25 price!

Kindly,

Lee
Now I think we’re really off topic, and it’s all my fault.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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George M

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#7 posted 03-24-2011 08:07 PM

Lee,
It is a 555. After reading your post I went out and checked it. As I got it, using a digital caliper, the plate was out of parallel to the cutter by .005. It took 5 minutes to get it within .001. Would have been quicker except I was moving the one side the wrong direction.

Anyway, I used it to joint a couple of boards yesterday and it worked beautifully. Now with the adjustment, it should be even better. Think I will keep it, but thanks for the heads up on what to check.

-- George, Parker Colorado

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Lee Barker

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#8 posted 03-25-2011 03:21 AM

This is good news, George—you’ll get great value from this investment—it’s a happy ending!

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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