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Posted on Restoring Rockwell/Delta 4" Jointer 37-000

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#1 posted 04-07-2020 06:29 AM

Hey Brad…or anyone that knows an answer to the following dilemma />I ended up ordering the knives from a seller on eBay, Oella Saw and Tool; the knives are the same size as the Freud C310 set. They came today. However, the seller wrote this note on the bottom of his invoice: “Before you open the package, measure your knives. Are they 1/8” or 3/32”?”
So tonight, I removed my stock knives.. found out that the screws holding the knives had to be slightly adjusted for each 1/8” (or so) of knife movement as I levered the knives out of their slot. I found out why the slight screw adjustment was needed. The head of each screw is “oversize” and fits into a slot (two slots) in the knife itself. The knives I got from Oella, and the Freud C310 set, do not have these slots…so not sure (yet) if the new knives (no slots) can or will be held down by the original screws… maybe the fact that because all the replacement 4” knives for these Rockwell/Delta jointers are 1/8” thick and the original “hold down” screw heads work because there’s 1/32” of extra room to allow the oversize screw heads….?? Or ??? Am I screwed or not?

-- Chris

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