New Oliver 4230 8" jointer

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Forum topic by bons posted 07-10-2014 03:14 AM 809 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-10-2014 03:14 AM

I would like to review my new Oliver 4230 jointer. I posted some pics a couple of weeks ago after I got the machine situated in my basement workshop. As I mentioned, at 655 lbs, it was a coordinated move with my 3 big sons and son in law doing most of the lifting. I have no experience using a jointer as I build out a workshop looking forward to free time when I retire. My father had a extensive woodworking shop comprised of 1940’s era Delta Rockwell machinery. All really quality equipment from a different era when all that machinery was USA made. I had no interest in his hobby as a young man (which I regret) but I am very familiar with woodworking equipment in general as I was around it for years growing up. The Oliver machine has a Byrd cutterhead. It took a little fiddling around with the outfeed and infeed tables and setting the cutterhead to the outfield table and depth adjustment to the infeed table correctly, but after getting these right, the machine does a beautiful job. Plenty of power and no snipe whatsover. Everything set up square very easily and the weight and heft of the machine means no movement when running material over the bed. I am very pleased with the machine and look forward to years of good service from the machine.

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#1 posted 07-10-2014 03:20 AM

Post your review here:

It will be way easier for people curious about that machine
to find your review if it’s located there.

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#2 posted 07-10-2014 02:36 PM

Thanks—will do.

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