Jointer in wood shop out of service for motor work


Affected Tool or Resource: Jointer in woodshop

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The motor in the jointer was starting rough, then rougher, then not starting at all and tripping the circuit breaker. We diagnosed it as a bad cetrifugal switch, and have ordered a replacement.

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Parts should be here Weds or Thurs and then we’ll try to get it back on line as soon as we can. We do have a 6" jointer hanging around as a backup if someone /needs/ to get their jointing on. That jointer does have an switch issue that can make it difficult to turn on.

The jointer is back in service now. We replaced the centrifugal switch and motor capacitor, and it starts up much better now.


Thanks Carl for all your work on this!

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