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    I am in negotiations with someone for a beaver jointer # 3800 looks in descent shape all functioning and has side extensions
    can some tell me what is a fair price on these?
    I have most of the 3000 series but not a jointer
    Thanks,
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    Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

    Hi Joel,

    in Quebec, I have seen prices ranging from $450 for the complete machine including the extensions and original blade guard, to as little as $60. I paid $90 for an almost complete machine, including heafty motor and stand, but the lever on the fence mechanism is missing. Had to drive a few hours to get it, but it was well worth it. There was one (and still is) advertised on kijiji at $250 but is mighty rusty. If you are patient, they come up fairly regularly. Depends what condition you want it at and what you are prepared to pay.


    Stevem is the Beaver King around here, so he is likely to chime in.

    Hope this helps!

    sophie
    Last edited by sophien; 08-12-2017, 07:40 AM.

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    • #3

      Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

      condition is everything as is completeness
      ive bought them for 50 to 150, rebuilt, painted sharpened with a good motor and stand, ie totally functional, 400 to 500 bucks

      bearings are expensive but rarely need replacing, they are tapered roller bearings and can easily be cleaned and repacked

      there should be two guards, the pork chop on the front and read guard attached to the fence, having both is a bonus, the rear guard is often missing or broken. broken pork chop guard or rear guard can be welded(aluminum)

      the fence system has a zillion little parts, intact and functional would be great although its easily disassembled and made to function again

      the tilt handle is often broken or missing

      the extensions are nice to have but not nearly as useful as they would seem
      my shop is a beaver lodge
      steve, sarnia, ont



      1940's Beaver Jointer

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      • #4

        Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

        Thanks guys

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        • #5

          Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

          Originally posted by jodel1961 View Post
          Thanks guys
          Here is one right now:

          https://www.kijiji.ca/v-outils-elect...ationFlag=true

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          • #6

            Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

            pretty steep price wise. imho

            no stand of anykind, installing a belt is a pain, missing porkchop guard, the rust will clean up nicely though
            my shop is a beaver lodge
            steve, sarnia, ont



            1940's Beaver Jointer

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            • #7

              Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

              Does the cutter head have to come out to install the belt?
              Rob

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              • #8

                Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

                Originally posted by iamtooler View Post
                Does the cutter head have to come out to install the belt?
                Rob
                Yes, I just finish one but used the link belt instead way much easier

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                • #9

                  Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

                  Originally posted by iamtooler View Post
                  Does the cutter head have to come out to install the belt?
                  Rob
                  not completely out per se.
                  but the bearings have to be removed (fully from one side, partially from other)
                  the tables lowered, or raised depending on removal method.
                  and the blades are at risk of being knicked during the operation... so Jacques has the right idea for one wanting to simply replace a worn (or dif length) belt.
                  [insert something witty here]

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                  • #10

                    Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

                    Tapered roller bearings are pretty crude compared to ball bearings. They are great for loads like wheel bearings though front wheel drive vehicles no longer use them.
                    Rob

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                    • #11

                      Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

                      it does, which of course means the knives as well
                      of course if the belt is worn, chances are its time for a bearing repack anyway

                      jacques' suggestion is good if you just need a different length and everything else is good
                      my shop is a beaver lodge
                      steve, sarnia, ont



                      1940's Beaver Jointer

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                      • #12

                        Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

                        Well here it is,
                        I picked up the beaver jointer.
                        I notice the motor is 3/4 HP and 3450 RPM.

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                        • #13

                          Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

                          Looks good! Can't wait to see it restored

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                          • #14

                            Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

                            Looks good indeed! Do you mind sharing how much you paid for it?

                            sophie

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                            • #15

                              Re: beaver Jointer # 3800

                              190.00

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