|Forum topic by bigbird||posted 1897 days ago||3820 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
1897 days ago
Next on my list to get going is a Craftsman jointer model #103.21820. It came from my father in law missing a motor. I found a Craftsman 1/2 hp motor that I think was on the jointer at one time. The plate on the motor states the RPM is 1,840 (EDIT 1750 RPM). Does anyone know if this could be the correct motor for this jointer? I don’t know where the motor mount is but it shouldn’t be too difficult to make a hinged self tightening mount.
The 3 blades are pitted and I think should be replaced. They measure about 4 3/8”. Would Sears still sell jointer blades for this model or is there someone else that would have replacement parts? The entire jointer has a light coat of rust and gunk everywhere. I figured I would take it apart as far as practical to clean every thing. I was going to use mineral spirits, is there something better I should use?
EDIT: Bearings in the cutter head or motor or both? The manual was posted in the archives which will help a lot.