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LittlePaw

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09-20-2011 05:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: joiner planer power tool question

I have a couple of questions on this jointer/planer, please. 1) Can anyone tell me what “Serial or Code Date: 4090.P0236” means. 2) The work surface is rusted, but does not appear to be pitted. What is the best way to remove the rust and restore its surface?
I bought it off CraigsList today for $90 mounted on what looks like a regular Sear power tool stand – no rust on the stand. And no rust on the rest of the planer, just the surface, but the knives could stand sharpening. Was it a good buy. I appreciate your help/input on this. Thanx.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.


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Dean_Morrell

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#1 posted 09-20-2011 05:28 AM

For removing light rust from cast iron I use paste wax and a green Scotch-Bright (or any green non-woven abrasive) pad. You might also try Evapo-Rust.

-- Worry does not empty tomorrow of it's sorrow, it empties today of it's strength.

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LittlePaw

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#2 posted 09-20-2011 05:36 AM

Evapo-Rust, heh? I;ve not heard of it, but I’ll look for it tomorrow. Thanx!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#3 posted 09-20-2011 04:51 PM

For what its worth, I just got my machines out of storage this year and into my new shop. I had to clean up all my cast iron from rust as you have described. Times being what they are I had to use what I had on hand at the time. I used straight 30 weight oil and thinned with mineral spirits and put into a spray bottle and sprayed the cast iron to wet the surface and soak about 15 mins. I then took #0000 steel wool to gently remove the top crust of rust and wiped down with a clean paper towel and reapplied the thinned oil and let set another 15 mins. Then I wrapped green scotch bright pad around a flat hardwood block and began long even strokes to remove the rust. Every so often wiping down with clean paper towel till it was clean. I had some paraffin wax that I used to protect the surface and buffed well.
Just what I did in a pinch.

Haven’t tried it yet but have heard the transmission fluid thinned with acetone works well also.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#4 posted 09-20-2011 06:18 PM

Thanx for taking your time to help. Sounds real good. I’l give ti a try. Again thanx.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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