|Forum topic by B4B||posted 09-17-2014 05:22 AM||1929 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
09-17-2014 05:22 AM
I was perusing CL tools section at lunch and came across someone giving away, for free, I repeat free, “Sears Craftsman jointer”. No model was posted, just a couple of pictures and a statement about it being partially disassembled and no hardware. I figured I could use it for parts on my current jointer, part it out, or scrap it. Sent the “seller” and email, a few messages back and forth and I was the “winner”.
I went over to pick it up after work, just a short 15 minute drive.
I notice right off the bat, it’s bigger than my current 4” jointer. I get it home, and I look at the model number, 103.23900. A 6” (6.125” knife) craftsman jointer originally made by King-Seeley or Central Specialty) in ok shape and partially disassembled with no nuts or bolts. NICE!
Don’t let the picture fool you, the cutterhead assembly, outfeed table, and table base are not attached, its just “dry-fit” together and rust spots.
The bad, and it’s really not that bad:
I found a manual for it online with a parts list.
My thoughts –
Has anyone pulled this model apart and re-assembled? Any tips for re-assembly?
I figure I’ll spend about $100 on the high side for parts. Is it worth it? I figure $40+shipping for just the knives, around $15 for a paddle switch, miscellaneous hardware, and paint.
I’m kinda happy about this. If it works, it’ll be a great addition to my slowly growing collection of “big” power tools.
I’ll blog the progress if/when I start.
-- There's two routers in my vocab, one that moves data and one that removes wood, the latter being more relevant on this forum.