Oliver jointer rescued from a farmer's field, sitting outside.
$50 gamble. It was all there though, took the fence
move. His tractor was able to lift it.
This is a direct drive 3 phase motor driven model
with the 3
cutting blades held in a straight slot rather than one with a
dovetail which seems a bit more secure.
housing integral with cutter head carrier, painted. If that
exit slot wasn't there this would have filled with water and the motor
would have been ruined
stator insulation that was over the motor windings was damaged a bit,
the cracked stuff was cut away and repaired with some sealant
rotor/cutter head assembly new shielded bearings installed,
chipmunks put nut shells in the old ones after removing the old rubber
castings closer to assembly. the table ends just run up the
on the base casting when you crank the handwheels underneath.
Heavy table surfaces are around 3/4" thick, tables had to be
installed with forklift
closer. There is no outer motor bearing on the fan end of the
motor, the rotor is just cantilevered inside the stator and is
supported only by the cutter head bearings
to work. You can hear it run, but there is no vibration-
New blades. The cast iron top was resurfaced first
single edge razor blade in a heavy duty 12" long holder with a
screwdriver type handle, then with very fine paper on a DA sander to
Cast iron does pretty well outside as long as nothing is
on it to trap water. This was outside for a long time.
is still in business, they make a very similar machine now, but it has
dovetail ways and a conventional motor with belt drive for $5400.
There it goes, sold. I had to add blocks so I could
the pallet I built from the ends, following the liftgate up with the
Wouldn't fit in the truck sideways- too long, had to be moved
with 2 pallet jacks.