Right, well, I feel a bit sheepish now.
I just spent almost $400 (Canadian so that would be...er...$400 US
)on wire, breakers etc. so I can run a 60amp pony panel out to the garage. I have two 15 amp ciruits out there right now that are not well marked in my electrical panel so, to find the correct breakers to disconnect, I thought I would fire up the jointer and pop the breakers (so I could spot them easily). Well, wouldn't you know it, the jointer ran fine! Purred away! It's a bit warmer than when I first tried it...maybe I knocked away some gunk while I was fiddling around with the motor?
Also, now that it's working, I read the manual cover to cover and found a wiring diagram
(in my own defense, it's placed in an odd spot and not listed in the contents.)
Regardless, I now have puh-lenty of power out there (240 and otherwise) and now my wife can fire up her 40amp kiln...so...she's happy (She's a ceramics artist - you and I would call her a potter).
Thanks for all your help bigredC! I'm off to make some sawdust.