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Posted on Walker Turner 6" Jointer- worth the buy?

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#1 posted 06-12-2017 05:01 AM

I finally had a chance to go pick it up last evening and bring it home and starting to get it cleaned up. I was just going to clean it up, adjust the blades on it, and use it as is. Looking it over, the design looks fairly simple to disassemble so now I’m contemplating giving it a nice fresh paint job. Or do you think it would be better to leave as is? The cutterhead spins amazingly easy. Does anyone know if the guard is supposed to have any spring action to bring it back into place? It just moves around and holds the position you put it in. All in all, I think it’s in excellent condition for being around 75 years old.

Now for the mammoth motor that it came with. This GE Repulsion Induction motor is massive. It’s 1.5 hp. I believe the motor has to weigh more than the solid cost iron jointer. From what I gather on the motor, it has two oil resovoirs that lubricate the motor. I lifter up the cover on one, and the oil looks awful thick. So I’m not sure how long it will last, or how to go about removing the old oil and adding new.

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