4" jointer rehab

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Forum topic by hairy posted 616 days ago 1193 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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This followed me home from the flea market last week. Atlas Press # 9350, circa 1950. $15 Mounted to the table, no motor. If I can’t find a pork chop, I’ll make one if I need it. The blades are in surprising good shape, just a little honing and stropping required.Bearings in good shape, no slop or end play. The rust seems to be the worst part of it.

I didn’t have any type of container to hold it, so I made a tray. Evapo rust and a link belt from HF.

I added a dust collection port at the bottom of the chute. JB weld fixed a little hole in the surface. I can see it, but can’t feel the fix.

I think it’ll be fine.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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#1 posted 615 days ago

I love these old jointers! I have two at the present time, one gets used regularly, the other is awaiting refurbishment. They purr like a kitten and do a good job, though these days I follow up with a few licks from a hand plane. I’m running one with a 1/3 hp motor, and I feel my late grandfather’s presence in the room whenever I run it. This would be the last power tool I’d part with, if I went off the grid. Great restoration work, Hairy!

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#2 posted 615 days ago

Nice restore Hairy

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#3 posted 614 days ago

Nice restore, Hairy.

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#4 posted 572 days ago

Hairy, I came across this jointer from my grandfather, and have started to learn woodworking (hence I have no posts). I need some parts made to restore this jointer after an unfortunate incident where some moron chucked a drill up to the bare input shaft and stripped it out. Basically, I can’t take it apart to measure anything, as it will never go back together now. Did you replace bearings on this and recall the size/source? Any chance you have the input shaft length and diameter?

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#5 posted 572 days ago

Please do build or find a guard to cover the cutter head. There are a lot of accidents on jointers and they are usually serious. That little guard can be as simple as a piece of plywood and a dowel with a spring for the return. Those little jointers are usually pretty good. That line was better than many of the small tools. It looks great.

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#6 posted 572 days ago

I didn’t replace bearings. I do have a manual, but that’s all the info I have. Maybe these folks can help. I put a WTB parts message on there looking for the cutter guard. No reply yet.

My manual is a pdf file. I’m not sure if I can post it here, and I sure don’t know how.

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#7 posted 571 days ago

hairy, I’m having a pork chop for my old King-Seeley Craftsman jointer cast in aluminum by Cattail Foundry as part of a group buy at OWWM. Cattail is an Amish foundry in Pennsylvania, and apparently do great work for good prices. So if you can find some other Atlas jointer owners and someone willing to use their guard as a master, you could try to arrange a group buy over there.

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