New (to me) planer and jointer

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Forum topic by MontyJ posted 03-12-2014 06:01 PM 1262 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2014 06:01 PM

After purchasing a TS from a fellow LJ member, I have been on the hunt for a planer and jointer. I finally found both for sale on CL. I picked them up this morning. After seeing them run and perform, I made the deal. Neither are new, but both are in great shape and seem to work great. What I got was:

Ridgid 13002 planer (the original replacement blades were still in the case under the outfeed table, coated in oil and like new, so a little bonus there).

Jet JJ-6CSX Jointer with mobile base. Blades are showing signs of wear, but haven’t been reversed, so it has that going for it. This thing is super quiet and smooth running.

I gave $375 for the pair. Both could use a good cleaning which will happen as soon as this latest weather nightmare is over. I’ll post some pics once they are cleaned up. There is no rust at all, just lots of dust from use.

Any advice on what I should look out for or anything special I should do during the cleaning phase?

-- Pro Libertate!

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 10:25 PM

Check the alignment on the jointer. Let us know if you need advice on how to do that.

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#2 posted 03-13-2014 02:35 AM

Glad you have good luck finding tools on CL, I have not had any luck in my area. How was the upgrade to your table saw?

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#3 posted 03-13-2014 03:27 AM

sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me. um, you suck?

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 03:42 AM

Ugghhhh ive been looking for weeks. Good get!

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 03:48 AM

What no pictures? I am disappointed.

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#6 posted 03-13-2014 12:59 PM

The Grizzly is running great Skippy. I built a crosscut sled for it. It turns out my bench is actually shorter than the saw table so I built a run-out table that fits over the top of the bench. I put positive stop blocks on the bench so the miter slots will always be lined up. Works pretty good so far. I still have to order the steel pulleys and link belt, but I’m waiting for the dang weather to straighten out. Now I’m looking for a band saw, drill press, drum sander, and scroll saw. I drove all the way to your place for the TS, so you know I’m willing to travel for a good deal. That’s the key to CL.

49er, I had to take the jointer apart to get it into my truck. The seller wasn’t able to help load it and I just couldn’t lift it high enough to get it in by myself. Once I get it cleaned up and put back together I’ll post some pics; maybe this weekend.

-- Pro Libertate!

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#7 posted 03-15-2014 02:47 PM

The planer was pretty dirty. I can’t understand how someone could let a piece of equipment go like this. Maybe it’s just me. I can’t afford to replace equipment very often so I take very good care of things. I even wash and wax my lawn tractor.

Taking the planer apart was pretty straightforward and easy. I rebuild automatic transmissions every now and then so I’m pretty good at organizing parts.

I knew the planer had a couple of problems when I bought it, but for the price, I couldn’t complain. For instance, the depth stop lever was stuck and would not budge, and the elevation hand wheel was stiffer than I thought it should be. Judging from the amount of cutting debris caked everywhere; I figured all it needed was a good cleaning.

I didn’t remove the cutter head, but turning it revealed no problems with the bearings. Everything is tight and the head turns freely.

Here are some random before, during and after shots:

The feed roller drive was filthy.

The chains and sprockets are in good shape and cleaned up nicely:

The feed rollers are spring-loaded and didn’t move as smoothly as I would imagine they should. They also didn’t roll quite like I thought:

I cleaned the channels and lubed everything up with graphite. The rollers cleaned up with alcohol and now turn freely and move up and down smoothly. You can see them re-installed in the image of the drive chains above.

The elevation gears were packed with sawdust and the screws were heavily fouled as well:

I cleaned them up and applied a dollop of grease to the drive gears. The screws were coated in graphite. The elevation is now working perfectly.

After inspecting everything carefully, I have determined that the only replacement part needed is a belt:

The wear plate…I don’t have a picture of it, but will take one later today. The plate has sags in it between the supports that it rides on. I want to replace it as well. It seems to be made of 16-18ga steel. I haven’t measured it yet, but I can probably make one.

Once I get the new belt in, I’ll make some test runs. It cut when I bought it, so I don’t expect any surprises.

Now to move onto the Jet jointer.

-- Pro Libertate!

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