Vintage Jointer Identification

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Forum topic by mbarizona posted 06-29-2020 11:36 PM 172 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-29-2020 11:36 PM

Hi all,

New member here. I purchased a jointer the other day and I am having a hard time identifying it. It does have a Craftsman 1 HP motor, but no other identifying marks or tags. In searching online, I do not see a similar one. I am not convinced that it is a Craftsman as the stand and motor can all be replaced. The unit does work and I am going to start cleaning it up and replace the knives.

Any thoughts on this? Manufacturer, estimated year, etc.?

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#1 posted 06-30-2020 06:14 AM

Got me stumped.

The fluted cutter head guard is similar to some of the Craftsman units I have seen. The motor was made in December 1957, which is about same vintage as the sexy curved stamped feet on open base. :-)

IMHO – the key to finding the model is going to be the back fence support.
Most of the small open stand antique jointers I have seen used a back fence attached on only one end.
Have never seen one exactly like the photo shown?
Fay Egan and American use two post support, but it was different. Rockwell/Delta use a large solid one piece casting. Doesn’t look like typical Atlas, or Duro either. But hard to tell with only one picture.
Closest brand I can find is a Heston & Anderson?

Might have better luck asking the folks over at forums. Can also spend a few hours surfing the picture database. Try putting ‘ jointer’ into your favorite image search engine as cure for insomnia. :-)

Best Luck!

-- 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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#2 posted 06-30-2020 12:14 PM

Thanks for the information and links. I’ll do some more searching!

The fence does look like the one in your picture. Also, started cleaning the fence last night and it looks like the degree plate is brass.

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