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Manufactured/Badged by:
Oliver Machinery Co.
Grand Rapids, MI

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: John Clark
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 166-BD Jointer
Date of Manufacturer: 1945
Serial Number: 62254 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 8/27/2017 1:22:10 AM

Comments:
I purchased this machine for $700 in 1991 at the auction for a school desk manufacturing company in Mendenhall Mississippi. It was in decent condition mechanically, but had suffered through several really crude paint jobs. I completely disassembled it and carefully cleaned, masked, primed, and painted everything. I had the tables and cutterhead reground because they looked rough, but were not out of spec. I relocated the new ON-OFF controls above and behind the fence for better access.
It's been in daily use in my Penland, NC shop for nearly 25 years since the rebuild and has been absolutely reliable and precise. I use a Phasemaster rotary phase converter to supply power to the 5hp direct drive motor.

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Comments: 12" wide bed; 3-knife cutterhead; custom dust chute is very efficient.
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Comments: The fence still has original green paint
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Comments: All standard parts are present and functioning well
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Comments: Sold in New Orleans in 1945
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Comments: General info label needs restoration
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