I have a chance to get an old 6" jointer. It doesn't have a name on it, but it
seems to be a heavy, good quality machine. My question is about what speed the
cutterhead should be run at? The cutter head is a 3 blade, approx. 2 3/4 dia.
It is on a home made stand, with a 1/2 hp, 3400 rpm motor, with the same size
pulleys on the head and motor. I have seen pictures of other jointers, showing
a larger pulley on the motor, for more cutterhead speed.
So I need to know if I should step up the cutterhead speed, and if so to what
And what is a good belt to run on a jointer like this?
Maybe some one out there can give a guess as to what brand it is.
Here is some info:
Old 6" jointer (cast iron.) Dia. approx 2 3/4"
Infeed and outfeed tables as seen from the side, flair out, like the deck of an
The fence is heavy cast iron, that pivots on 1 end, at the fence rail
The fence rides on a rectangular rail, similiar to an old Craftsman table saw I
had years ago.
Under each table is a crank, with a handle, to raise or lower.
It appears to have some kind of blocks, that the cutterhead rides in. I assume
there are bearings in them.
So any help or ideas of the Brand.
Thanks to all, I learn and enjoy the group