Need some tool help. I have a sweet old Craftsman jointer that has developed a crack in one of the bearing carrier/supports. After I discovered this i stopped using it--safety issue. Can any of you folks recommend a source for vintage parts like this? Thanks for your help.
Some bearing carriers used on older power tools are industry standard dimensions. Check McMaster Carr's website. They provide 2D and 3D drawings for most such parts.
I don't know in this case, but often eBay is a good source of pieces from parted out machines.
Take the broken part to a welding fabrication shop. It can probably be repaired. Can you post a picture?
Edited by - RBuddy on 10/21/2020 19:39:00
Grainger might be another source. They sell industrial supplies of all manner.
If you look up the serial number, the manufacturer who made the product can be determined which might help you in your search.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
I got all the parts I needed to fix a vintage 70s Makita Jointer/Planer by Googling the model number, whereby I got an exploded view drawing of the machine with all the part numbers, and could order.
It should be easy to do that with a Craftsman—hardest thing will be finding where they hid the model number.
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