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Thread: Rockwell Beaver 4" Jointer - Model: 2801

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    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.)

    Thanks,

    bc

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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.
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    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


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    steve, sarnia, ont


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    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:
    www.bcsaw.com
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    Pete

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

    Hello, I got my hands on a 2801 jointer. Time to put the little beaver to work.
    I bought a new set of blades from BCsaw. The blads are held together by plate with 3 nuts.
    My question: is there a prefered high for the blade in the slot? do you let the touch the bottom of the slot and then adjust them slitely s hey are in line with the back table?
    Thank

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

    There are several good videos on the internet on how to set knives. Google setting jointer knives; time well spent.Here are two

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRnrWOwun68

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRnrWOwun68
    Last edited by Gerry in Belle River; 09-09-2014 at 08:47 AM.

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

    If you want to send them out to get sharpened drop by Angelo's Electric in Barrie. You can also purchase an extra set at Sharpco http://888sharpco.com/store/

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LAURETN TAUVERON View Post
    Hello, I got my hands on a 2801 jointer. Time to put the little beaver to work.
    I bought a new set of blades from BCsaw. The blads are held together by plate with 3 nuts.
    My question: is there a prefered high for the blade in the slot? do you let the touch the bottom of the slot and then adjust them slitely s hey are in line with the back table?
    Thank
    nice little jointer, I have the same machine. I set the knives so that its slightly above the bottom of the slot, then the outfeed table should be close to the top of it range. then just set the knives as usual
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont


    1915 or so crescent

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