|Forum topic by klassenl||posted 04-30-2011 02:26 AM||1596 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
04-30-2011 02:26 AM
I recently picked up a little jointer just like this one off Kijiji.
It’s in amazing shape. All of the various parts and pieces moved well without doing anything to it. I got rid of the surface rust and, attached my old table saw motor to it. The blades didn’t look like they were in very good shape so I decided to do what I could with them. Having read some of the things that can happen when setting jointer knives I had resigned myself to the fact that I might fail. I popped the first one out with a 5/16 inch wrench and used some 100 and 120 grit on my table saw to “sharpen” them a little. I then setup my dial indicator on the outfeed side, zeroed it there and used that reference to set the knives. It took a little trial and error, thankfully more trial than error but once I found top dead center it was easy to tap them into place +/- .001. I think it took me about and hour to do all three. If I hadn’t been interupted by other things to do and cleaning everything thoroughly I sure I could have done it in less than half an hour. Luckily on this model the outfeed table is adjustable so I didn’t have to set the knives to an absolute reference.
All in all it was a lot of fun and I now have a neat old machine in my shop that will be quite useful.
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