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Dusty56

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827 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource question jointer refurbishing

Hi folks,
I recently acquired a vintage (1956-7ish) Powermatic 60 8” jointer.
The return spring for the “porkchop” cutter head guard is missing and I’m trying to find one , or at least see what one looks like.
Any help at all would be appreciated
Thank you,
Dusty56

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 827 days ago

Hmm no help here on the porkchop spring but nice score on the jointer! Have you tried ereplacementparts.com? Any model # on that bad boy Dusty?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 827 days ago

I would guess a newer model spring might fit.

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#3 posted 827 days ago

Len

Can’t wait to see the refinish. What a find. Good luck with it

Ken

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levan

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#4 posted 827 days ago


I hope this helps you. Mine was built in 68, Maybe this will give you an idea. Sorry that pics are not clearer old camera. OAL of spring is about 5” – 3/4” diameter.
Let me know if I can help further. If you need a manual check link below.

http://vintagemachinery.org/home.aspx

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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sandhill

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#5 posted 826 days ago

Man that’s one big boat anchor. Can’t wait to see it cleaned up. Nice find.

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Lee Barker

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#6 posted 826 days ago

I have quite a large box of springs and an identical jointer. I’ll check Tuesday to see if I have one close. And send it to you. Do you have the bolt in the lower end of the pic of the yellow one?

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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Dusty56

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#7 posted 826 days ago

Hi chrisstef, yes , it is model # 60 as indicated in the title and also my posting : )

Hi levan , close …. but no cigar : ) The porkchop on mine is cast with the spring mount tab as part of it. Different than the pin post on yours. Thank you very much though..at least you got me in the ballpark with a spring size !

Hi Lee, The yellow model pictured is too new…mine is at least 11-12 years older(GRAY) and is cast slightly different.

I took some pictures of the parts I have…hope they help : )

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#8 posted 826 days ago

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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MedicKen

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#9 posted 826 days ago

Here is the manual for a 1960 version of the Model 60. It has a parts diagram so you can see what it had originally.

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=1278

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Gshepherd

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#10 posted 826 days ago

A good site to visit for older machinery is vintagemachinery.org There are some great pics on restored equipment which may help you….. If memory serves me right there is a arm that goes on the blade guard…..

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 826 days ago

MedicKen , thank you….. I was looking at that yesterday but my model is much older and they changed the spring and mounting configuration on the newer ones : )

Gsheperd , thank you….I spent most of my day there yesterday , and the oldest one I saw was a 1957 model , which is newer and different than mine…you are correct that the newer ones have that “arm”, but mine pre-dates that feature : )
I believe that I’m only missing the spring and perhaps a cotter pin (1/8”) that might go into the hex pin hole to attach the spring to. Time will tell , I’ve got postings on different forums to help my search along. I’m going to head to the hardware store and see if they have a spring selection as soon as my ankle heals up.

Thank you all for your time and input !!

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MedicKen

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#12 posted 826 days ago

Dusty….What is the serial number of the jointer?

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 826 days ago

MedicKen...Model 60… Serial 3005….Made in Tennesee

Katdaddy , thank you…should I tell you I bought it for $80 now or later ? LOL

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chrisstef

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#14 posted 825 days ago

Ha! Im gonna blame that one on a brain fart. Good luck on the fix dusty. Who makes that jointer? ;)

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#15 posted 825 days ago

Nice score on the jointer!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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