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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-01-2016, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Yes that is right the Craigslist gods were good to me this week end. I found my jointer that I have been looking for a long time. It's a Jet 6" jointer with a Jet brand mobile base. Of coarse the first thing I noticed was an older model out feed table on it. The guy said he bought it that way and so far it seems to be okay. I really like the dust collection on the machine. On the down side the blades are dull and I need to figure out how to sharpen them or buy new ones.

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Way to go, Don. Nice find.

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Looks nice,if the price was good on the jointer I would get new knives.
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I'm jealous ..... I went to an auction to buy one, but it went for more than a new one....
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I'm jealous ..... I went to an auction to buy one, but it went for more than a new one....
Kurt that is the reason I don't go to auctions. People go crazy and pay way more than things are worth. I know this is not always true.

When we moved from the farm to the city we had an auction to sell the house land and personal property. There were items that I was going to take to the dump. You would not believe what people paid for that junk.

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Nice score Don. Here is a link to an old thread where Derek Willis shows a home made sharpening jig. The late BJ3 suggested he buy a certain one and Derek said he already had one which never left it's storage drawer anymore, that his home made worked better. http://www.routerforums.com/tools-wo...tml#post229304 Of course if the blades are too dull they would probably need to see a grinding wheel first. If only lightly dulled they could be put back into shape with an aggressive grit and then the finer ones.

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Can't seem to lay my hands on it just now, but I recall buying a sharpener meant for jointer blades. Haven't needed it yet, so it must have fallen into that place you call, "the last place you look." Of course, once sharpened, you will need to reset the outfeed table height.

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Delta makes a sharpener for wide blades...but it's expensive as hell. You have to pay extra for the attachment which does jointer and planer blades. I think my accessory alone was $90.

If you can make a sharpener that works well, by all means do it.

I have brought back many planer blades which were clinically dead. It is fairly fast, but if you only need to sharpen such blades occasionally, I doubt it's really worth the cost.

Buying a couple of sets of new blades would be easier and less costly.

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nice score Don...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Nice planer/jointer,Don .
My guess on the table was that at one time it tipped over, those are notoriously top heavy. I saw that one time when one was on casters and in moving it side ways tipped over. The cast iron parts don't like that very much and break easily. Yours has a nice wide rolling base so it should be quite stable.

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