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Manufactured/Badged by:
C. O. Porter Machinery Co.
Grand Rapids, MI

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Jeff Singleton
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Porter Model B 12" jointer
Date of Manufacturer: unknown
Serial Number:
Last Updated 8/23/2005 12:00:00 AM

I have had this jointer for about a year. Bought it from a guy that works with my wife. He said he used it as of a year or two ago but it looked to me as if it has been in storage for maybe 10. It was in good shape with no rust or broken parts. It is 3 ph, direct drive, 220 v. It has a 3 knive cutterhead and the bearings were in great shape. I completely took the jointer apart and cleaned all the pitch from around the cutterhead and removed all the factory bodyfiller from the Porter name cast on the base so you could actually see the name. The tables just needed a good couple hours with various Scotch brite pads and they shined right up. I took off the antiquated starter off that I don't think was original, they just don't hang starters like that off of machines, it ain't right. I put on a Allan Bradley starter and a NOS A-B pushbutton. The guard is original and is aluminum with a battleship mounting bracket with an internal spring that works good. It took about 2 hours to get the tables in plane with the cutterhead and level. It cuts as good as it looks. My 16" Wadkin's is getting nervous and maybe a little jealous so this one will have to say goodbye to the shop, just not enough room, besides there is a little Oliver 166 9" from 1925 that is hiding under the overhang at one end of my workbench just waiting to be brought back to life. I need to make a few patterns and get some minor parts cast and one wedge welded.

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Comments: front of Porter after rebuild
Source: Sony DSC W-1, mine
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Comments: back of said jointer, forgot to take pic's before teraing down.
Source: me
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