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Forum topic by Matty1912 posted 09-15-2021 08:39 PM 438 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2021 08:39 PM

I have recently decided to do some DIY woodworking after retirement two years ago.
Successful completed the wife’s home industry bakery work tables and cupboards.
Now with raw lumber i have acquired a used 6” Mack Jointer (Taiwanese) make. Regrettably had no knives of Gib mechanism. Managed to get replacements. Without gib screw.
Please advise me on what length these should be when sourcing from local fasteners suppliers.
Desperate
Matthew


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#1 posted 10-23-2021 09:39 PM

If I understand, there’s a couple different end shapes. Lacking a source, you might try making your own using long ones and grinding them down and into the shape you need.

-- Les

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#2 posted 10-23-2021 09:58 PM

The heads on some are not very thick. I ground down a wrench once to deal with gib screws. They probably have standard threads though. Your most realistic option may be grinding down the bolt heads yourself. I’ve done it before and it isn’t difficult though you’ll have to watch your fingers.

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#3 posted 10-23-2021 10:00 PM

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