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Old Craftsman Jointer question

by Brett
posted 01-16-2018 03:46 PM


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dhazelton

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 03:52 PM

I would drill a small hole in a thin piece of plywood and put that over the pin, then grab the pin with vise grips and just start wriggling it out. Since you’ll never joint a board wider than 6 inches it isn’t really needed. And when you do want to go wider than 6 you’re going to pull the porkchop off anyway.

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Brett

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#2 posted 01-16-2018 03:55 PM



I would drill a small hole in a thin piece of plywood and put that over the pin, then grab the pin with vise grips and just start wriggling it out. Since you ll never joint a board wider than 6 inches it isn t really needed. And when you do want to go wider than 6 you re going to pull the porkchop off anyway.

- dhazelton

Thanks. I guess I didn’t realize that pin is there to keep the guard from opening up wider than 6”. I assumed it was there so the guard spring didn’t receive too much tension… but six of one, half dozen of another I suppose.

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bigblockyeti

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#3 posted 01-16-2018 04:00 PM

I would take the spring pin out and tap the hole so you could quickly remove a hex cap or socket cap screw as many times as you needed to without having to mess around pounding out the pin any more.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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Brett

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#4 posted 01-16-2018 04:23 PM



I would take the spring pin out and tap the hole so you could quickly remove a hex cap or socket cap screw as many times as you needed to without having to mess around pounding out the pin any more.

- bigblockyeti

Good idea! Thanks.

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Bill Berklich

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#5 posted 01-16-2018 04:29 PM



I would take the spring pin out and tap the hole so you could quickly remove a hex cap or socket cap screw as many times as you needed to without having to mess around pounding out the pin any more.

- bigblockyeti

..what he said – just tap the hole. I’d use a shouldered screw (standard is a socket head cap) and use a cut off wheel to trim the top off. Available at Grainger or at Ace Hardware

https://www.grainger.com/category/shoulder-screws/socket-screws-and-set-screws/fasteners/ecatalog/N-15gw#nav=%2Fcategory%2Fshoulder-screws%2Fsocket-screws-and-set-screws%2Ffasteners%2Fecatalog%2FN-15gwZ1z0o3pp

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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Brett

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#6 posted 01-16-2018 04:36 PM

Thanks for the link Bill!

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dhazelton

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#7 posted 01-16-2018 06:27 PM

That man wins!

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