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Finally picked up a jointer off craigslist!

I have been searching for jointers on craigslist for several months, because I didn't want to spend the full price on a brand new one, and I had time to wait it out.

I picked up an old, used G1182 and it's in great mechanical shape and the bed is solid with no rust.

However, there is some rust on the various screws and knobs, and the bed could use some cleaning (it's kinda spotted but not rusted, if you know what I mean).

Any tips for helping me recondition this a bit? I'm not very familiar with the chemicals and such that would be involved. I probably won't go all out and repaint it or anything, but a nice cleanup would be nice before I start using it.
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I have been searching for jointers on craigslist for several months, because I didn't want to spend the full price on a brand new one, and I had time to wait it out.

I picked up an old, used G1182 and it's in great mechanical shape and the bed is solid with no rust.

However, there is some rust on the various screws and knobs, and the bed could use some cleaning (it's kinda spotted but not rusted, if you know what I mean).

Any tips for helping me recondition this a bit? I'm not very familiar with the chemicals and such that would be involved. I probably won't go all out and repaint it or anything, but a nice cleanup would be nice before I start using it.
I use one of that same model and it is a workhorse. Very easy to work on / change blades. Factory blades are big enough to be sharpened more than a 'few' times. Easy to adjust and stays 'true' when fences are adjusted and locked down. I built long infeed and outfeed tables for ours and use it for things much larger than it was designed for regularly without killing it yet.

You can toss those various screws and knobs off in some naval jelly and after a short while the rust will be gone. Rinse with water and hit it with a wire brush before refinishing.

I use a rotary rock tumbler and stainless steel pins (and whatever liquid cleaners depending on material) for this sort of work often. Parts come out like new or better with little to no effort. 'Small parts' being the limiting factor here.

You got a good tool here in MY opinion. It is definitely worth fixing up and putting into service.
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I picked up a Jet 6" off craigslist for $125, I would not have paid that much but it was right around the corner. It is an older machine but looked like it had little use? The bed and fence had surface rust, cleaned with a scotch brite pad and then a liberal coat of Johnsons paste wax. I put in a new set of knives and am good to go. No wheels so I added a HF dolly. Good luck JIm
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