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Review by mikewalt posted 10-08-2018 12:48 PM 690 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Picked this up off craiglist, my best guess is its a 37-220, serial# 70-1635, but its hard to tell for sure. Had to order new bearings for it, as one was frozen.
A well made tools for its age, and even after sitting in poor condition was easily dissembled and reassembled. All parts were were made with quality materials, as you can see the brass block that lubricated the screw drives.
This is a good tool for a small project worker. It dosn’t take much space and with the 6” wide blades, you can easily clean up glued blocks of short blanks. Its difficult to run full sized boards on a small bed like this, but it can be done with a steady hand.
This one has a 1/2 hp motor on it, and a three cutter head. Knives are easily removed with open end wrench by loosing the 4 nuts on each blade. A dial indicator is handy to help get the knives reset.
Fence has the accu- adjustment, and once cleaned up is easy to move to 3 preset positions with stop blocks, or 45 degree either direction.

Overall , Ill give 4 stars, as my only other comparison was an older Delta Crescent 36” bed jointer, and it was a little heaver and stable, but both are light-years up on the models that are available today, if you dont mind spending some time on them..

-- Mike , Myrtle Beach SC

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#1 posted 10-08-2018 02:05 PM

Interesting find but not a review.

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#2 posted 10-08-2018 02:57 PM

Yes, thanks, got side-tracked before I finished…

-- Mike , Myrtle Beach SC

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#3 posted 10-09-2018 12:46 AM

Have the same machine as well as a longer, newer JET, but there is just something about those good old tools. I tend to go to this one more often unless it’s a long piece of lumber.

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#4 posted 10-13-2018 02:44 PM

I bought that same jointer new way back in the 1970s. Well built, great machine. and here is a hint about changing blades.

If the blades you are going to take out are properly aligned, remove the old blades BUT DON’T MESS WITH THE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT SCREWS!!! The new blades will be precision machine ground with the exact same dimensions so they will be installed adjusted to the correct height. There may be a slight difference in the height dimension of the new blades vs the old blades. No problem. Just adjust the outfeed table to deal with this, NOT the blade height adjustment screws. Doing it this way will save you scads of installation time and the changeover will be simple.

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