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Forum topic by DannyW posted 04-20-2019 08:18 PM 284 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DannyW

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04-20-2019 08:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

I recently bought a Craftsman jointer from CL that is almost new (even has the manual!) and just installed new blades. It works perfectly but has no dust collection at all, just spews loads of shavings on the floor everywhere around it. The jointer itself appears to be very similar to the Ridgid but the cabinet is very different. I would like to add some sort of dust collection if possible, even if nothing more than a bin to catch the shavings as they fall. I have looked at the way the stand is made and can’t see any obvious way to do this. Does anybody here have this or a similar jointer and has some ideas? Thanks.


Looking up into the jointer from the right side. Looks like I might could build some sort of a chute that collects the shavings under the cutout at the top of the cabinet.


Right side of jointer.

-- -DannyW


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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 04-20-2019 08:51 PM

The Ridgid had a chute located below the cutter head, the tilted down towards the output side of base. They had a square hole in base where chips dropped on floor. Later models added a plastic cover with 4” dust port on it.

Suggest this:
- remove the cast iron head from base.
- fabricate a chute that attaches to underside of base that funnel the chips to one side where you can attach a hose.
Depending on amount of clearance, might even be able to just attach one of the commercial dust hoods to the underside of base?
wait….
After poking around, found model number: 113232240 that looks similar.
and then found someone who solved the issue like this:
https://nick.blog/2018/02/15/craftsman-113-232240-jointer-dust-chip-collection/

Another option is solution similar to what was done on this craftsman table saw project from LJ:
https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/54868

Your lucky my WWW search chi is strong today. :)

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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DannyW

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#2 posted 04-20-2019 09:08 PM

Wow, you have amazing search chi CaptainKlutz! :-) I would have never found that. I was thinking of something a little simpler but I think I can take his ideas and make my own. Thanks a lot!

-- -DannyW

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CaptainKlutz

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#3 posted 04-20-2019 09:18 PM

This one was easy.
Always post model number of of your tools when asking for help. Had I been given the number, would have taken like 20 seconds to find that blog post, instead of the 90 seconds I spent. wink, wink….
What I did:
- Visit ereplacementparts to find the model numbers for Crapsman 6 1/8 inch jointers
- Click a couple of newest versions till I saw image about same
- poke the pn and name into google with ‘dust collection chute’ and voila!
easy peasy lemon squeezy

Best Luck!

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#4 posted 04-20-2019 11:22 PM

Actually I don’t think it would have helped as I have searched before the model number on mine is 351.227240 but it does look similar to the one in that video. My chute would have to exit on the right because of the motor mount where his exited on the left. Thanks very much again for finding that!

-- -DannyW

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#5 posted 04-21-2019 08:08 PM

+1 on CaptainKlutz suggestions. Adding a chute with a port for a dust collector. Right or left side, is better than not at all. Just adding a port to hook up a hose to the dust collector is better than none, to help minimize the shaving from going all over.

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