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Forum topic by Flarzooski posted 06-16-2012 07:41 PM 2597 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2012 07:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman blade guard question jointer milling

Hey All,

Just joined up here and it seems to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I have an old Craftsman jointer that I got on the cheap (as I get many of my tools) and it’s missing the blade guard. Jointers scare the crap out of me, so I really don’t want to use it without the guard. Any good suggestions for either buying one used, or making one?

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#1 posted 06-16-2012 07:44 PM

Don’t see why you couldn’t make a wooden one. Study another joiner and copy what it has.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 06-16-2012 08:53 PM

Ditto what Howie said or nylon or aluminium easily sawn on a benchsaw with a carbide blade. Have fun buddy. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 06-16-2012 09:05 PM

Yeah, That’s what I was thinkin’, too; but, as a last resort.

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#4 posted 06-16-2012 09:49 PM

Sears still supports most of the old jointers. Got to sears dot com and punch in your model number. Look on ebay, your old guard is out there somewhere. Good luck. I love my craftsman jointer. I mostly make small stuff but have jointed some 4’ + stuff with no problems.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 06-19-2012 01:46 AM

I’ve got the same situation….just bought an old jointer, with a missing guard. I’ll most likely try to find a replacement I can buy. I’m not clever enough to make my own, but I certainly would if I could!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 06-19-2012 01:55 AM

I picked up a Dayton 6” jointer with no guard so far I have had no luck finding one. I guess I am going to have to make one.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#7 posted 06-19-2012 02:32 AM

This “missing jointer guard” has come up a number of times recently. In fact, I have a buddy who just bought a used jointer with no guard. For those of you who have made a guard, did you do a project or forum topic on it? Can you link to it?

Thanks and good luck with your search. Might give Ebay a shot. I’ve been suprised at the number of used parts I’ve seen on there. And, if you see someone who is listing a lot of parts, “ask them a question” and simply say something to the effect that it looks like they part out equipment. Do you have part x

Good luck again.

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#8 posted 06-19-2012 03:50 AM

Welcome aboard!!

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#9 posted 11-19-2012 05:30 AM

I know this is hecka old but I think I found knives for your jointer:

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#10 posted 11-19-2012 02:23 PM

You don’t say the age or model – Emerson or King Seeley? If really old I’d look to the classifieds on the Vintage Machinery website.

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