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Questions tagged [tool-repair]

the repair of tools used in woodworking

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Broken plane sole - any fix?

There are some cracks in the sole of my plane, are there any possible fixes?
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Should I put mineral oil or wax on an axe head to stop it from rusting? [duplicate]

I have an old ax head that I soaked in vinegar and salt to remove the outer layers of rust. That worked just fine, but after I removed all of the rust and let it sit while I shopped for a new handle. ...
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Can a bad mouth plane be saved?

I recently bought a 10$ block plane just because it had a depth adjustment knob unlike the other block plane that I had. I took it out of the box, carefully took out the blade and sharpened it using ...
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Is this plane salvageable?

I got a hand plane from my grandfather's old tools, though it sat in a garage for several years with no care. It's quite rusted, and it looks like it may be rather heavily pitted on one side of the ...
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Thicknesser won't engage cutters

I have a new BOYE 8" jointer / thicknesser that I bought cheap as it had a fault. The company sold it "As Is" and the guys said the roller was a little stiff and won't move up and down easierly. I ...
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New carbon brushes, got a problem

So with my old table saw the carbon brushes had worn out. Since the manufacture had no replacement brushes I ended up finding some new ones myself that were the exact same size. Also had to get new ...
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Are the wheels of a bandsaw exactly the nominal diameter?

I recently bought a used bandsaw from a neighbor (AMT 14" model 4113). It needs new tires, but when I went to measure their width/thickness, I discovered that the wheels are only 13 3/4" in ...
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Stanley Bailey frog adjustment problem

I recently bought a vintage Stanley Bailey No. 4 (Type 19 I think, I am new these tools) and after lapping sole and frog surface and putting it back together I found that the iron is skewed and I have ...
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Where can I find a replacement chuck for a drill press?

I have a Delta ShopMaster DP350 Type I drill press in need of a replacement chuck. The current chuck is rusted and I can't open it. Other than this issue, the machine cleaned up nicely, rust on the ...
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Recovering from a rusted table saw top — and protecting it in future

ARGGH. A plumbing leak managed to drip directly on top of my brand-new table saw, in exactly the right place to ruin the user's manual -- but worse, it seriously rusted a square foot or so of the ...
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Is my orbital sander fixable?

[previously asked in Home Improvement, perhaps better here?] I have a Bosch PSS230 orbital sander (1990's vintage I think) which has served me very well until recently when it made a nasty noise and ...
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How to restore old files?

I have accumulated quite a few old files over the years. Some are not very effective, but I have never thrown them out. I have tried cleaning them with wire brushes and have even tried solvents, but ...
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One-handed bar clamp is moving freely in both directions, can it be fixed?

At rest position, the mechanism which prevents the clamp from opening no longer provides enough friction, causing the clamp to move freely in this direction, and making it impossible to use one handed ...
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Restore old embossed saw handle?

I've got an old Sandvik handsaw with the "double dragon" embossing, similar to with: (Image swiped from eBay.) Unfortunately these were very shallow stampings, and after all these years mine isn't ...
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Can I repair this bent part in my thickness planer?

I've just discovered a bent part in my thickness planer and I'm wondering if it's repairable. The part is the slightly orange part, between the blades and the in-feed roller: As well as having a ...
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How does one aggressively sharpen chisels and plane irons when damaged?

I have a lot of finds from garage sales and from picking out tools from my grandfather's old shop. While he mostly keeps his tools in great working order he had some that I would guess he didn't feel ...
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Is a broken handle on a hand plane fixable?

I found a cheap hand plane at a garage sale. All the parts were there and the sole appeared to be in excellent condition. Then I noticed the handle was cracking in several connected places. The handle ...
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Using a cheap table saw

I have an extraordinarily cheap table saw that I'm trying to use to cut out a bookcase. The table is too small (I only have about 11" between the fence and the blade), the fence is nearly useless (it ...
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What could cause a lathe to have low torque and only develop approximately half its rated RPM?

My Jet 1642 lathe is only developing about 500 RPM instead of the 1200 it should in low range. It also has significantly less torque, making it difficult to turn anything even with a light touch &...
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My band saw blade consistently slips off. What are some common causes of this?

I have an older Craftsman band saw that is very difficult to get the blade back in place and it tends to toss the blade often. It makes it annoying to use the tool. I'm wondering if there is a ...