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Posted on G0593 2007 8" jointer cast iron break. Please help

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 12-28-2017 08:20 PM

It seems to me you should be able to buy
a new base casting from Grizzly.
- Loren

Unfortunately, most of the jointers of that design have their tables ground while installed on the base, so swapping them out usually requires a regrind to bring them back into being planer. I’d just go ahead and try to salvage it.as is. I doubt epoxy would be sufficient, but it certainly won’t hurt anything to try. Welding/brazing is another option, but given the location of the crack, additional machining would be needed to remove the weld where the table rides in the ways. I like the idea given by the Fridge, countersinking some screws – cast iron drills and threads pretty easily. Heck, I’ve even welded cast iron with my Mig welder and standard ER70S wire:

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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