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Forum topic by Derrick posted 08-29-2019 09:34 PM 642 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Derrick

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08-29-2019 09:34 PM

I’ve been slowly rebuilding my jointer. It’s a Dayton 8” that I got off of CL for free, a few years back. It’s a copy of many other 8” jointers. Originally it was sold through Grainger.

Anyhow,

The motor mounting assembly has a busted “tension rod”, and I’m looking to replace it.

#11 in this pick:

Is there another name for these items? I was thinking “eye bolt”, but the ones I’m seeing are same size threaded portion as the hole of the eye.

The hole is roughly 3/4”. The shank is roughly 1/2”.

I was also thinking ‘“rod end”, but that hasn’t turned anything up either.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you.

Derrick


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Ocelot

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#1 posted 08-29-2019 09:38 PM

Looks like something a welder could make.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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Derrick

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#2 posted 08-29-2019 09:44 PM



Looks like something a welder could make.

- Ocelot

True. I’ll consider that if I can’t find it. I’m assuming the broken threaded portion could be cut off, and a piece of all thread could be attached.

I just don’t really want to spend 50-75$ for the hour if I can find one for under 20$.

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rickinbeachcrest

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#3 posted 08-29-2019 09:47 PM

Looks like a relatively simple piece to fabricate. Some 1/2” all thread and a piece of 3/4” inside diameter tubing. Weld the two together and you’ve got it.

I think trying to find this part would be almost impossible.

Maybe a good excuse to buy a small MIG welder. Nothing like the ability to join two pieces of steel.

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bigJohninvegas

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#4 posted 08-29-2019 10:47 PM

So I would find the right all thread, or a long enough bolt. Often a bolt won’t have the full length threads.
Cut it to the proper length. Grind off the broken threaded piece to reuse the tubing section.
Find a welder. It’s about a minute of welding work if you have the parts prepared.
Case of beer, or lunch goes a long way.
Better yet, I have made some cool bottle openers that have made good trade items for this sort of thing.

-- John

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ibewjon

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#5 posted 08-29-2019 11:40 PM

Or if you have clearance, cut the rod shorter and add a rod coupling and some more rod.

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LeeRoyMan

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#6 posted 08-29-2019 11:45 PM

How about a connector bolt.
Put the 2 pieces back together.

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MSquared

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#7 posted 08-30-2019 12:17 AM

All good suggestions. I’d go with the welder, fabricator, or body shop. The first two may/probably gonna be pricey. Prep the pieces for whomever and they’ll whip it up. Beer, Lunch, usually are appreciated as a good will gesture. Present the beer on ice, with chips or pretzels! ;) ( In my case, I barter with my Mechanic with BBQ Ribs, and they give me excellent craft Homebrew aside from free repair advice!) Plus, you’ll establish a good connection. Or, as Rick said, try your hand at MIG welding. A few bucks spent at HF for a rig (not too shabby for amateurs, from what the pros tell me) and it’s good for a thousand uses! Youtube! Pros go there too.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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ibewjon

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#8 posted 08-30-2019 02:27 AM

Connector bolt? That is a picture of a rod coupling that I mentioned earlier.

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Knockonit

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#9 posted 08-30-2019 02:34 AM

i think they are labeled a “trunion adjusting bolt”

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LeeRoyMan

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#10 posted 08-30-2019 02:40 AM



Connector bolt? That is a picture of a rod coupling that I mentioned earlier.

- ibewjon


So I called it by a wrong name?, that’s why I put up the picture,
Your mention earlier was only a few minutes ahead of me. I was typing when you posted.

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Derrick

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#11 posted 08-30-2019 02:44 AM

I considered the coupler as well. I was just hoping this was an easy part to source.

Looks like I was wrong.

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CaptainKlutz

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#12 posted 08-30-2019 08:10 AM

Have seen that same adjustment method and bolt on the 15” planers I rebuilt that have motor in cabinet below the machine?
Does this Grizzly P1021 planer part work?
https://www.grizzly.com/parts/Grizzly-ROD-END-BOLT-M10-1-5-X-100-ID-16-5MM/P1021X2154

Update: FWIW -The g1021 tool is made in Taiwan. The G0453 is made in China by different mfg and uses two of those style bolts.
https://www.grizzly.com/parts/Grizzly-ADJUST-BOLT/P0453433

Also a good bet that if machine came from Asia after 1970, the fasteners and rods are metric.

Cheers!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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Derrick

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#13 posted 08-30-2019 01:21 PM



Have seen that same adjustment method and bolt on the 15” planers I rebuilt that have motor in cabinet below the machine?
Does this Grizzly P1021 planer part work?
https://www.grizzly.com/parts/Grizzly-ROD-END-BOLT-M10-1-5-X-100-ID-16-5MM/P1021X2154

Update: FWIW -The g1021 tool is made in Taiwan. The G0453 is made in China by different mfg and uses two of those style bolts.
https://www.grizzly.com/parts/Grizzly-ADJUST-BOLT/P0453433

Also a good bet that if machine came from Asia after 1970, the fasteners and rods are metric.

Cheers!

- CaptainKlutz

I think we have a Winner! If not, we’re really close! Since my jointer is a knockoff, I was hoping the part existed on another model.

Thank you to everyone who responded!!

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bgood

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#14 posted 09-01-2019 04:21 AM

I’ll TIG one for you.
Send me the sleeve.
PM me.

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