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Manufactured/Badged by:
Yates-American Machine Co., Inc.
Beloit, WI; Roscoe, IL; Liberty, NC

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 8"
Submitted By: Dick Streff
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: J-138
Date of Manufacturer: 1950's?
Serial Number: F747
Last Updated 6/7/2006 11:58:11 PM

Bought in a lot of machines from a local university industrial arts lab. Unique fence design that can be skewed for cutting tearout prone materials.

I was surpised at how smoothly this machine could be made to run after replacing the bearings, truing both pulleys on their shafts and putting a quality belt on it. Almost as nice as a true direct drive machine, which is saying something.

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Comments: Front view
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Comments: Rear View
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Comments: Showing the skewing ability of the fence.
Source: My Nikon coolpix
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