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    Purchased an older 6” Rockwell deluxe jointer, and upon doing a complete clean and service I encountered a stripped knife lock bar where one hole was stripped out and one hole was cross threaded. The bar only had 3 of the necessary 4 bolts as well. Where can one get parts for these. I found the original part numbers, NJ254 for the bar andJ23 for the screws, but unsure if they are of any use or can be crossed with other manufacturers.
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    Re: Older Rockwell jointer

    Is it possible to drill and tap to a slightly larger size?
    Egon
    from
    The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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    • #3

      Re: Older Rockwell jointer

      Possibly, but the bolts are an unusual type from what I see. Thin head as well to fit in the allowed space. Couldn’t get a standard 5/16 wrench in there. Had to grind it down significantly to fit. Even if I was able to retap the holes, still require the bolts. Unless I’m overthinking it.

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        Re: Older Rockwell jointer

        try ford machinery in toronto, busy bee may have something that will work too
        you can rethread to a larger size, even metric if you have to
        then get a bolt to fit, grind the head to suit etc etc
        my shop is a beaver lodge
        steve, sarnia, ont




        1940's Craftmaster Lathe

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          Re: Older Rockwell jointer

          Originally posted by Megavolts View Post
          Possibly, but the bolts are an unusual type from what I see. Thin head as well to fit in the allowed space. Couldn’t get a standard 5/16 wrench in there. Had to grind it down significantly to fit. Even if I was able to retap the holes, still require the bolts. Unless I’m overthinking it.
          Go to a fastener supply and get the appropriate Pan head allen bolt to fit. They are low profile and can be had in harder grades. I did that for my Delta 13" 2 speed. . 22-580 I think.
          Sorry I was thinking planer -- for the jointer --yes you have to grind down a regular wrench to fit. Buy good grade bolts to replace yours.

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