I just bought a Sears jointer on ebay. Looks like a fixer-upper. It's 4 1/8"
wide and the model number is 149.21871. Just curious...How old could this
be? Sears.com has a parts list and exploded diagram, but show no other info.
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Can't get to mine right now to check model number right now but it looks
just like mine and I bought mine used 20 years ago and and it was old then.
I'm guessing it 's from the early 50's (the good old days) but it does it's
thing. Think I gave $75 for mine and it had nice sturdy stand and a like
new 3/4 hp 3600 rpm motor. RM~
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that model is was made by AMT (American Machine Tool) for Sears. I had
one under the AMT name. Its a good little jointer but the key word is
little. The short in feed and out feed tables make doing anything over
24" long a bit tricky. AMT got out of the small tool bussness a few
years ago so parts may be hard to come by. I hope you got a book with
it, set up can be a bear. Bolt it to a table and after set up you
should have a useful tool. Once you discover how useful a joint can
be, your next step will be a 6". HTH-George
Ditto what George that the machine is an AMT. The vintage
for this machine would probably be somewhere in the 70's
maybe into the 80's??? I seriously doubt it went as far
back as the 60's though I could be wrong by a year or two.
Your best bet is to start c*ll*ct*ng Sears catalogs from
these eras and start looking to see when it first appeared
and last appeared. That will be as close as you'll get to a
born on date.
For a first-approximation check, what does the 'plate' say for the line
voltage for the motor?
110 -- mid 1950's or earlier,
115 -- mid 1950's to early 60's,
117 -- early 60's to late 60's,
120 -- late 60's to present
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