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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 10-18-2014 04:33 PM 1502 views 0 times favorited 35 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FancyShoes

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10-18-2014 04:33 PM

I just bought this at a auction for $200. I have heard you guys talk about the 8” being the best bang for buck, I hope I got a good deal on it. It is missing the guide, but other than that, seems like it is all here.


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#1 posted 10-18-2014 04:37 PM

I definitely want to upgrade to 8” when i get a larger place – a little TLC and this will be great for your shop

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 10-18-2014 04:48 PM

I am probably dumb for buying it right now, I may be having to move soon.

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#3 posted 10-18-2014 05:35 PM

You got a good deal.

Making a porkchop guard out of a piece of wood, a spring
and a bolt is pretty simple.

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#4 posted 10-18-2014 05:47 PM

All I can think to say is YOU SUCK. Great buy! You can make a guard or order an OEM from PM. Worthy tool gloat. I bow in your general direction. :)

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#5 posted 10-18-2014 07:25 PM

Well, I can show you I also got a miter saw, Dewalt with a bunch of wood clamps in the base as well for $25. I’m going to make a different base since this one is a bit jacked up.

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#6 posted 10-18-2014 08:17 PM

You seem to have the knack for finding the deals. :)

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#7 posted 10-18-2014 10:42 PM

The guard for that jointer is available for $42. Clean the rust, check the bearings, and check the tables for coplanar. Even if you need a few more parts, it is a far superior jointer than anything grizzly ever thought about building and will serve you well for years to come.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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#8 posted 10-18-2014 10:53 PM

Thanks guys, I just downloaded the manual for it from vintagemachinery.org, I will read through it. And see what kind of adjusters and things, maybe try and find some good YouTube videos on it. I’m not sure what you mean by Copland right now.

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#9 posted 10-18-2014 11:36 PM

Coplanar, not “copland”.

You need the tables to be in the same plane. Bring the infeed and outfeed tables up to an even level. Take a straight edge equal to the length of both tables and lay across them. You want to make sure they are dead level with each other.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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#10 posted 10-19-2014 12:39 AM

That is what I thought it was, it definitely is not set that way right now.

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#11 posted 10-19-2014 02:04 PM



I am probably dumb for buying it right now, I may be having to move soon.

- FancyShoes

I’d give you $350 for it.

Does it have a 3 phase motor? The cord looks pretty thick.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#12 posted 10-19-2014 04:22 PM

It does have 3 phase, kind of bad for me unless I move someplace with 3 phase. I worked out an arrangement with the landlord, I pay more per month, and I get to stay here. But not sure if I want to spend more.

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#13 posted 10-19-2014 04:24 PM

You can get a VFD and run it from 2 phase power. The VFD will probably cost more than you paid for the jointer, though. But you really did get a great deal.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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FancyShoes

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#14 posted 10-19-2014 05:09 PM

A guy at work was telling me about the VFD, which is cheaper than a new motor. So I would go that route. How good are this to use on a table saw and jointer?

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#15 posted 10-19-2014 06:29 PM

That looks like a nice machine .Also the bed loks nice and long too which is a bonus .Wow Man your the Daddy LOL keep cool laddie. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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