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Thread: Rockwell Beaver 4" Jointer - Model: 2801

  1. #1
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    Mar 2009
    Barrie, Ontario

    Default Rockwell Beaver 4" Jointer - Model: 2801

    Well my father gave me his old jointer that he used to use when he did a lot of woodworking (the jointer has laid claim to the tip of his middle finger at one time.)

    The iron table and fence was covered in about 2mm-3mm of rust but I sanded it down with 120 grit, degreased it, put some Top Coate rust inhibitor on it, and waxed it.

    My question:The blades are nicked so I'll have to go about replacing them. Any ideas where I can buy replacement 4" blades for this? It looks like the blades are just held on with square nuts.

    I put a few bowed 2x4s through and after a few passes, it cleaned them up nicely (minus the grove from the nick in the blade.)



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Mount Hope Ont.
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    Default Re: Rockwell Beaver 4" Jointer - Model: 2801

    Most likely the knick can be removed with a good sharpening. If they can't be sharpened for some reason, hone the edge and shift each blade in opposite direction so the knick is in a different position and it will work good as new.
    J.P. Rap Mount Hope Ont.
    Carpe Ductum (Seize The Tape)

    "In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. Elwood P. Dowd

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    sarnia ont
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    Steve Morris

    Default Re: Rockwell Beaver 4" Jointer - Model: 2801

    i have one of those old jointers too, nice little machine

    i dont know what model mine is, its been retired and is semi buried behind a pile of lumber!!

    the blades can be reground or replaced, grinding should be done by a pro, i use ETK Carbide in London Ont, my local Home Hardware sends them for me, turn around is a week

    They will also supply new knives

    I also hone my blades after grinding and once in a while, but i wont try grinding them
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Milton, Ontario, Canada

    Default Re: Rockwell Beaver 4" Jointer - Model: 2801

    BC Saw on Evans can get you almost anything you want or make them!!!
    If you're in the GTA try them:
    Best Regards

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