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Forum topic by Ruscal posted 11-14-2020 09:27 PM 693 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ruscal

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11-14-2020 09:27 PM

I scored a Grizzly G1182HW Jointer from the original 2003 hobby owner today for a twenty dollar bill. It runs great, no rust on the tables, fence is good, paint, everything. BUT the infeed table is cracked at the dovetail. I’m going to take it to a welding shop I know Monday, I think it can be repaired. I said to the seller standing in his garage “the ad said 20 bucks you know the motor is worth more than that” and he said he just wanted it to go to a good home. Even if it can’t be fixed I can part it out for a profit. My preference is to fix and use it. Who said you can’t get deals on CL anymore?

-- Have a hobby? You should have a business.


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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 11-14-2020 10:41 PM

Quite the deal!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 11-14-2020 10:56 PM

Great deal. An experienced welding shop should have little problem with the repair.

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#3 posted 11-14-2020 11:17 PM

Definitely fixable – you deserve to be the one to own it, too. Loyalty to good tools is a noble cause!

-- Bstrom

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#4 posted 11-14-2020 11:21 PM

I could be wrong, but I believe that cast iron is difficult, but not impossible, to weld. I am not a welder, by any means, but make sure the welding shop knows what it’s doing.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#5 posted 11-14-2020 11:26 PM

As I said, an EXPERIENCED welding shop should have little problem. Cast can also be brazed, which may be better. It must be cooled slowly after the repair.

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#6 posted 11-14-2020 11:47 PM

Someone who knows what he’s doing can probably weld or braze cast iron to be strong. The challenge with a jointer is making sure the tables and cutterhead are all parallel.

-- Alan in Wisconsin

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Ruscal

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#7 posted 11-14-2020 11:50 PM

ibewjon thanks for confirmation that it can be repaired. I have a reputable welding shop I deal with in my day job. I’m sure they will know how to correctly repair it. I can post back with the finished product. I’m going to build a little bit of a stand for the jointer as well rig up for DC. I don’t need mobility but me at 6’3” this is too low at 30 7/8.

-- Have a hobby? You should have a business.

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#8 posted 11-15-2020 01:30 AM

Those are never “true”, so you won’t really mess things up with a fix. This is not a bad thing as you have to true them all with shims at the four points of the ways (top left and right and bottom left and right). After the part is brazed (and it will require a shop with lots of heat as the entire part will need to be heated) you will spend some time shimming it to get it true. The only downside would be a warp in the surface, but if you are in it that far you can have it flattened at a machine shop. Good luck.

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Ruscal

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#9 posted 11-26-2020 05:21 PM

Got the infeed table back from my welder. Installed and shimmed. Everything lined up pretty close and flat. Didn’t have to touch the knifes. Built a stand to raise it up to a more comfortable work height and added a 6” DC port. I’m all in @ 70 bucks.

-- Have a hobby? You should have a business.

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#10 posted 11-26-2020 05:32 PM

That looks like a excellent welding job. Nice save on a very important woodworking machine for a woodshop

-- Aj

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ibewjon

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#11 posted 11-26-2020 10:17 PM

An experienced welder made it look easy. Great find.

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