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09-08-2014 05:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question jointer

I’m on my 5-year to find a cheap jointer on CL. Today’s entry is an older Hall Machinery model I did the requisite Google search and didn’t find anything.

My requirements: 110v, long bed 6”

Thoughts? It’s about 60 miles away.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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#1 posted 09-08-2014 05:42 PM

Well, the ad’s down. Looks like it might be an 8” machine.

Sometimes dealers would label machines. I’m only aware
of Hall &Brown and their jointers did not have that
appearance.

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 05:45 PM

I messed up the URL by putting a ”—” after the code:

http://louisville.craigslist.org/tls/4642737456.html

Fixed now in original post.

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#3 posted 09-08-2014 05:53 PM

Kind of looks like a Davis and Wells. Hall Machinery
is most certainly a dealer label. Base looks a little
odd for Davis and Wells but the jointer itself
looks like it to me.

It will be heavy with a base like that, probably overbuilt.

At the price, if it runs well, it seems like a good deal…
especially if the seller is experienced and has
it set up correctly.

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#4 posted 09-08-2014 06:13 PM

Looks exactly like my Davis and wells 6”. Solid machine. Worth that. Just make sure the bearings aren’t loose in their journals. Edit: D&W hasn’t manufactured equipment in years but they still sell parts if that makes a difference. I think.

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#5 posted 09-08-2014 06:18 PM

Fridge, How would I check the bearings?

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#6 posted 09-08-2014 07:00 PM

That’s the machinery dealer tag, like Loren said. Looks like the Davis & Wells, with the arched base, like fridge & Loren said. Pretty cool it’s not direct drive and 110. I can see it repainted and shiny. Good price too.

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#7 posted 09-08-2014 07:06 PM

Think I can take the stand off for transport?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 09-08-2014 07:08 PM

yes. 4 bolts, 1 at each corner of the jointer base
usually allows the jointer to be lifted from the
stand. I would wheel, drag it up to the back
of your vehicle, take the bolts out and laterally
lift it into the back without stooping. I can
move an 8” jointer this way. You take the fence
off of course.

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#9 posted 09-08-2014 07:12 PM

Lots of questions. So, if I wanted dust collection, I would put a bottom in what I assume is the open stand (plywood or sheet metal), and then cut a hole in the side (bottom?) of the stand and put in a 4” port. Sound about right?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#10 posted 09-08-2014 07:38 PM

Pretty much the dust will fall on the floor with a
jointer like that. That’s one advantage to the
open base actually, you can get a broom or
a wood catch box under it. 3-toed industrial
jointers are the same way. Vintage pedestal
jointers can get the base packed with chips
if you don’t keep an eye on it.

With that one you probably just put a plywood
floor in the base above the leg cutout with a
dust port in it centered under the cutterhead.
There may be tabs in the base already.

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#11 posted 09-08-2014 07:42 PM

Thanks, Loren.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#12 posted 09-09-2014 03:29 PM

Looks like a good deal to me. I would check to see if the beds are coplaner before paying for it though. Not the end of the world if they aren’t, but a pain to adjust IMO

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#13 posted 09-09-2014 03:48 PM

That sure looks longer than 48” to me. Bet that will be a great jointer.

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#14 posted 09-16-2014 05:04 PM

For those who said, “Davis and Wells,” you win the prize. For whomever said it looked longer than a 48”, you win a prize: 62”. I’m not done with it yet. Ordered a new switch, finished painting it and cleaning off the bed and fence. Sharpened the knives last night (seem sharp when I tested it, but were very dull—showed up when I tried to joint the face of a board).

I’ll post more when it is done.



-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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