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Dubbs

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11-02-2018 01:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sears 6” jointer 1960 antique question

Just picked this up. Some of the labels for measurements are worn away. Anyone know where to get new ones?

-- —— Bruce Hicks ——-


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TechTeacher04

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#1 posted 11-02-2018 04:17 PM

you will likely have a hard time finding parts for a Sears unit of that age. What measurements do you need? as long as the bearings are good, blades are sharp, tables are in the same plane and the fence is perpendicular to the table you are in good shape.

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#2 posted 11-02-2018 05:13 PM

That’s true. When I ran a test piece through it the first time it got hung up on the exit side of the table? Maybe it was set too deep? Not sure I’m new to this.

-- —— Bruce Hicks ——-

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#3 posted 11-02-2018 05:33 PM



That’s true. When I ran a test piece through it the first time it got hung up on the exit side of the table? Maybe it was set too deep? Not sure I’m new to this.

- Dubbs


More likely, the infeed was set way too low.
You might also need to adjust the outfeed table as well. I owned a slightly newer one and found that adjusting that outfeed table was a bear. But, it may need it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 11-02-2018 07:25 PM

I have that exact model jointer on a home-made base. Found it on the local classifieds about ten years ago. I too wanted to spiff up that ruler thing with some stick-on ruler tape from the internet, but in a decade I’ve never needed it. I think if you were doing a lot of rabbet cuts on the joiner it would come in handy though. I put in some fresh blades, added some HVAC plumbing parts to the bottom to connect to the dust collection, made sure the fence was square to the outfeed table and have not touched anything other than the blades since.

-- Luck, the point where preparation meets opportunity.

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#5 posted 11-02-2018 08:36 PM

Some of those Craftsman jointers have a fixed outfeed. That pretty much makes it a boat Anchor if you can move the outfeed then you might have a decent machine. If the tables are in alinement and flat.

-- Aj

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