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Forum topic by fladdy posted 09-07-2012 12:46 AM 1096 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-07-2012 12:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw jointer

Earlier this year I was able to pick up 3 tools for my job from a coworker. A floor model bandsaw, 6” jointer, and a sanding disc/belt station. The tools were her dads who had passed away years ago. All the tools worked once I got them home except the jointer motor needed a new capacitor. I have cleaned up the bandsaw already and put on a new blade and it works great. Now I’m trying to clean up the jointer, and here is were I could use some help. There is rust on the cast iron. I’ve cleaned off most of the rust on the bed and fence but not on the body of the tool. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I should go about this? I think most of it is just surface rust. Would that clean up with sandpaper? If so, how do I go about repainting it or at least keeping it from rusting again? Any advice is appreciated.

Another coworker is also giving me some table saw shaper blades and dado blades. I haven’t heard of them until he mentioned them. He doesn’t think they have been used and are still in the plastic cases. I gues this is one big perk of the job that wasn’t mentioned before.

-- Fladdy

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#1 posted 09-07-2012 02:32 AM

try the “wet sanding” technique shown in this unisaw restoration video:

the part pertaining to yuor question starts about 1/2 way through the video.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 09-07-2012 06:31 PM

Thanks for the video link. I think that may work well. I may just have to sand quite a bit to get rid of the rust and get the paint smooth with the bare metal that will be exposed. There are chips in the paint (rather large ones) in which the rust has developed.

-- Fladdy

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#3 posted 09-07-2012 07:58 PM

Nice gloat. Sounds like you got some good tools. If you can pull the tables off you can use evaporust in the top of those blue containers.

Careful with those molding knives. Personally they scare the crap outta me.

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

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