I have dismantled the jointer to give it a deep cleaning, wire wheeling, de-rusting, and whatever else I can find to do. I located some original paperwork for it at the Old Woodworking Machines site. The mfg. advises returning the cutterhead when service is needed, and to have the knives sharpened and installed at the factory. Are things still done that way? My cutterhead is fine, but if I send the knives out for sharpening, can I send the whole thing and have the knives mounted there?
I thought I would get them sharpened and then have to install them myself - a job I was not looking forward to. If I can have it done elsewhere and then adjust the outfeed table to match, I think that may be less of a headache.
So, the question is where can a job like this be done? All recommendations appreciated.