Jet joiner restore

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Forum topic by bamaboy posted 07-12-2013 11:50 PM 861 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-12-2013 11:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer refurbishing

I found this rusty Jet joiner (JJ-6CSX) in a surplus building material salvage yard. The motor was fried, beds had lots of surface rust, spray paint and some clear poly-coat? on them. The knives were coated with something like varnish but had no nicks and appear to be sharp. Got it for a mere $75…. worth that much in scrap metal.

Bought a new Marathon 1.5HP motor at Tractor Supply on close out for $99. 115/220 3600rpm with reversable field. Just slighty larger than the orig 1 HP Jet motor. Had a sheet metal guy cut cabinet and add
2.5 inchs to width of cabinet for some air space around fan housing. Cost $50.
Lots of navel jelly and elbow grease got the majority of the surface rust out of the way. Couple of cans of spray paint and a download of the manual and she is now like new. For less than $300 got a good piece of equipment that would have cost close to $1000.00

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 10:45 AM

As Daffy Duck would say, “You’re despicable!” OK, congrats on the score. Have you fired it up yet????

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 11:45 AM

nice looking rehab. two points:

1. yes, a new jet jointer would probably cost close to $1000, and it wouldn’t be worth it.

2. i believe that tool is referred to as a jointer, not a joiner.

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

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#3 posted 07-13-2013 11:54 AM

that’s the way to do it!

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 12:13 PM

Yes..looks great….I,m a jet fan too.


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#5 posted 07-13-2013 12:15 PM

It looks like the one I wanted to buy from woodcraft. (But was unwilling or unable to muster the cash… I don’t really know which) You took an old blue and made it look brand new. Nice work!

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#6 posted 07-13-2013 02:24 PM

Looks good, I have the same machine and it works great.

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