The beaver jointer – upgrading the wiring

I have done some fix-ups on the vintage machinery. The jointer motor had some less than safe wiring from the switch to the plug. The rubber coated cord had seen better days, as shown by the photo.


Rubber wiring that looks like this has to go. I replaced the cord with a new rubber coated 12/3 wire, which can be easily obtained at Home Depot.


4 thoughts on “The beaver jointer – upgrading the wiring

  1. Billy Tucker says:

    I have a Marathon motor just like yours. But mine came with no instructions on wiring. I understand how to switch the wires to change direction, but I do not know how to wire power to the motor. Can you help? Thanks

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