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Forum topic by joshtank posted 02-07-2012 04:22 PM 1458 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-07-2012 04:22 PM

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i just got this from craigslist.

original owner, he bought it in 2001. i got it for $150. i’m stoked on what i think was a good deal, and it’s very timely since i have a LOT of rough cut cedar i put through the bandsaw to joint and plane.

two questions..

1 – i think it vibrates a bit more than is should. i plan on putting it on a rubber mat, what else would help?

2 – the fence is locked at 90 just fit, BUT on the outfeed side it JUST misses touching the outfeed table so it rattles a little bit. it’s mostly just annoying and i clamp it down. any ideas on solution? anyone with similar problems.


-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 04:27 PM

Id check the alignment of your pulleys, they should be coplaner, ive used a plumb bob to align the pulleys on my bandsaw with good success. You alos might want to change the belt out that could cause some vibrations.

$150 is a steal for that jointer so let me be the first to say … YOU SUCK!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 04:33 PM

Chrisstefhit on the likeliest causes of vibration. Consider swapping the belt out for a link belt, especially if you’ll be using the machine infrequently, as they don’t take on a set like regular v-belts.

Also, you most definitely suck!!

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 04:34 PM

Very nice deal on a very nice jointer. Definitely a gloat! Good for you!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 04:40 PM

I bought an older model of the same awhile back. I noticed that it bogged down when joining a face. On inspection the key was missing from the keyway of the upper pulley. I agree, check the pulleys and make sure they are secured in place.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 06:04 PM

Nice score!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 06:13 PM

Awesome score…. get qet a link belt and to an inspection all over!

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 06:22 PM

for vibration – check the pullyies alignment and the belt, you might want to consider replacing the belt with a higher quality one (not necessarily higher priced one) especially if you notice that it is hard.

as for the rattling – sounds like something is too loose there that the vibration is causing it to move enough to make/break contact with the outfeed. I’d look into what it might be.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 02-10-2012 03:57 PM

thanks for the help. i’ll def check out getting a link belt. this is making that cedar a breeze.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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