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Forum topic by deebee71 posted 03-30-2014 05:39 PM 7641 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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deebee71

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03-30-2014 05:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: found an old sears jointer like this one and need some parts does any of lumber jocks members have one possibly the model is 103-23321 i need to make some bars that hold the knives into the cutter head a drawing of the size and shape would be appreciated

-- Don, northern Maine


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#1 posted 03-30-2014 08:52 PM

Hi Don, Not sure if this will help but here is the link to the operators manual for a jointer that should be very similar to yours (103.23320) http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/222/593.pdf

In looking around that other site people also said that your 23321 is compatible partwise with with 23320.

I tried to do a search for a full cutterhead but no luck on ebay

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 09:10 PM

I have the manual but there are no knife bars anywhere for sale, I can find every other parts but no bars. matter of fact I did buy a set of knives and the return spring for the guard, actually been looking for two years, that’s why I think that someone that has one can give me a picture or a sketch and I should be able to make some. thanks for the reply Howard.

-- Don, northern Maine

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#3 posted 03-12-2015 02:32 PM

Don,
I know this is an old thread but I recently purchased a similar machine that is complete.
I’d be happy to photograph and provide measurements for any parts you may need to duplicate.
Jim.

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#4 posted 05-21-2022 12:22 PM

Uh-Oh. I’ve had one of these piled with stuff in my shop, just fixed a few things, started using it and didn’t checvk to see if the cutter head set screws were tight. Damaged the cutter head and need a new one. It’s been handed down, so I really want to fix it if possible. Has anyone found parts for this since 2015? Is it true that the scutter head for a 23320 will work?

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#5 posted 05-21-2022 04:51 PM

These things don’t sell for much in working condition ( sold mine for $250) so trying to get parts is a fools errand IMO. It is very short bed and only a 6” cut, after upping my game with hand planes I sold it to free up shop space. Guy that bought it was getting into cutting boards so it was a good fit for him. I am happy with the real-estate I gained.

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