Cleaning up a Grizzly G0500

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Forum topic by jta posted 10-15-2018 11:58 PM 386 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2018 11:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

Was originally planning to get a 6” jointer, but an opportunity came along via CL, and I decided to snap it up as I have the space for a bigger unit. Managed to get a great deal on a Grizzly G0500 8” jointer on a mobile base for $550 delivered to my door, for a machine that hasn’t done much work at all (nearly new belts, barely touched blades) – its primarily been sitting in a shed unused. Checked level on the infeeds/fence etc to ensure I wasn’t getting a dud on the hardware, and the electrical is in order. So at this point, I’m wanting to clean it up and getting everything nice and calibrated. It has a little rust on the the cutter unit and tables, was hoping people would be able to offer a recommendation on the steps to get it cleaned up and ready to use? I’m assuming some sort of rust remover is in order (not familiar with US brands in this sort of product), followed by a waxing to reduce friction as boards move over?

Any G0500 owners have tips on maintenance/calibration issues that they could suggest?

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#1 posted 10-16-2018 12:33 AM

Lots of great info here about removing ruse. I, myself, have had a run in or two with the stuff.
For my 8” long bed jointer beds, I scraped with a razor blade to get most of it off. Then 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper and whatever I had on hand at the time (WD40). Then Evaporust soaked into towels. Whalla… done.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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