Shopsmith.com

Owner's Site | View Cart | Keyword Search | Item # Search | Privacy | Customer Service   

Frequently Asked Questions

Jointer - Information

The Jointer is a “must” tool if you’re planning to build any type of project requiring professional-looking , tight joints.

An excellent example of the need for precision joinery comes from the fact that most furniture and cabinetry is made of wide panels that are glued-up from narrower boards - for two reasons. First, glued-up panels are less likely to warp than wide, single panels…and secondly, the first growth sources of wide boards are long gone, so your chances of finding boards over 12-inches or 15-inches wide are very slim.

The Jointer ‘s high-speed knives can swiftly shave a perfect 90-degree edge so you can achieve the nearly invisible glue lines you seek. and make easy work of creating perfect wide panels.

But the Jointer’s applications go even further. You can also use it to create rabbets, make tapered legs for tables or form the tongues for tongue-and-groove joints. Just tilt the Fence and you can create octagonal columns or posts; remove the sharp corners of lathe stock before turning; bevel or chamfer workpiece edges and lots more.

It’s also the ideal tool for squaring large stock, such as 4-inch x 4-inch fence posts. Just run one side through the Jointer until it’s flat and true. Then, cut the other three sides against Jointer fence.

These features make the Shopsmith Jointer safe and easy-to-use

Adjustable FeatherGuard protects your fingers while it holds your workpiece firmly against the fence surface, ensuring the trueness of every cut.

Unique blade leveling system offers individual blade leveling screws that eliminate the need for match grinding all three blades to the exact same size. Sharpen or replace as many blades as you like, then adjust each blade individually.

Easy depth-of-cut adjustments are made with a single, handy control knob. Just give it a twist for micro adjustments that are easy-to-read on the built-in scale.

Built-in dust collection is provided via a convenient chute that connects to a standard 2-1/2-inch vacuum hose.

Manuals:
Manual, Parts List and Exploded View Drawing - Item #556076

How Old Is It:
Below is a chart indicating the Serial Numbers of the Jointers made in various years.

Jan. Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1954 -- -- -- 14616 16030 17357 18911 19349 20117 30931 22032 23389
1955 24823 25653 26156 27282 28442 29776 31662 32376 34248 35678 36695 37886
1956 38077 39063 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1957 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 64426
1958 66331 66410 66658 -- 66722 67469 -- -- -- -- -- --
1959 -- -- -- -- -- 82454 -- -- 82675 -- -- 69015
1960 69629 70472 72258 73016 73998 74091 74356 74875 -- -- -- --
1961 74968 75528 75922 76253 76981 77441 -- -- -- -- -- 77453
1978 04672 04747 04984 05142 05243 05293 05393 05582 05791 05923 06064 06370
1979 06683 07260 07656 07937 08472 08746 09394 09940 10323 10724 11087 11992
1980 12012 12853 13903 15521 16355 17428 18727 19434 20497 21990 23597 24675
1981 25363 26368 26889 28427 29172 30768 32697 34339 36138 37085 38076 39224
1982 39922 40623 41797 43319 44094 45280 46170 47312 48591 49780 50511 51672
1983 52854 54366 55976 57533 58692 60062 61477 62755 64131 65500 66387 67127
1984 68005/
70000B
70622 71763 73830 74591 75837 76866 77592 78644 79634 80904 82202
1985 83166 84430 85480 86881 87767 88504 -- 88802 89645 90081 90817 91631
1986 92432 93276 -- 96183 97000 97797 98513 98610 100097 100347 100492 100926
1987 101437 101741 102157 102529 102723 99110 99516 99653 102932 103207 103462
From Dec 1987 until now, jointers have date codes.
Copyright © 2017 Shopsmith All rights reserved.