[Repair Help] Blade guard from Craftsman jointer broke, but isn't sold anymore. Will another manufac

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Forum topic by SwansonUnderstudy posted 09-10-2019 11:11 PM 345 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2019 11:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: help repair jointer broken blade guard craftsman ridgid jet fix tools tool

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I currently have a Craftsman 113.206933 Jointer and the blade guard broke clean off. Turns out, Craftsman just doesn’t make it anymore, so there’s no hope of getting the part from them. I was hoping I could pick up a blade guard assembly from someone like Ridgid or Jet to replace mine.

This is the parts list for the Craftsman

Here's the blade guard assembly

I measured the hole in which the blade guard is set in, and it’s 1/2”. I wasn’t able to find a detailed schematic of the Jet/Ridgid blade guards, so I’m not sure if the bolt on those is 1/2”.

This is the parts list for the Ridgid and the Jet seems like it’s pretty much the same at this one.

This is a jointer that my dad gave me that he had for ~30 years, so there’s a good amount of sentimental value. I’m really hoping there’s a manufactured blade guard I can replace this with, because I don’t want to use a jointer without one. I know folks have made their own, and that’s a route I’ll go if there’s no other option, but I don’t mind paying for one that’s manufactured. In fact, I’d prefer it.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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#1 posted 09-11-2019 12:12 AM

You didn’t show a picture of the broken guard. I’m assuming that it is aluminum but, even if it is steel, either one can be repaired by brazing. If aluminum, it can be brazed with only a propane torch and an aluminum brazing rod from Lowes or Home Depot. If steel, you may need a Mapp gas tourch and a bronze rod from the same sources. In either case, it is not difficult to do. But, if you don’t want to try, you could take to a welding shop and have it done.

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#2 posted 09-11-2019 01:13 AM

It’s not that hard after you have practiced. Take it to a pro, if you over heat the aluminum, you are finished. If you could buy a new one, I would try it.

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