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Posted on Got an older Rockwell jointer today

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#1 posted 03-23-2019 05:09 PM

This morning I mounted the jointer on its stand and built a better bracket for the 1/4 HP motor that came with it. I still have to wire up a switch, but direct wiring it to a plug allowed me to test it out and it seems to work fine. Even without sharpening the blades and cleaning up the tables it put a pretty decent face on a 2×4 I ran thru it a few times. Motor runs pretty smooth and the belt seems like the right tension with no slop or runout in the pulleys. Looks like I got a winner! Glad I took a chance on it for $60. I know I’d have been kicking myself if I didn’t. I’ll use it mostly for edging boards. I have a nice DeWalt planer for doing board faces. That was one of the best purchases I made I think.

Thanks for all the advice and comments.

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