Came time to install the 3 knives. Thanks to the LJ forum for suggesting a 0.055” height of the knives from the cutterhead. I have a pair of the MLCS Jointer Planer Knife Setting Jig I found at an auction for $5. They work “initially” until it comes time to tighten the blade retaining bar. Then, the knives move between 0.005-0.0020 at that point. The MLCS jigs will work to get a rough dimension, and that’s about it. So out comes the dual magnetic base dial indicators which give the 0.001 precision. Working on 15” knives is 2x’s the frustration of working on 6” jointer knives. I have the outside of the knives set at 0.055” and thought I was all done. Nooooo’s…. the middle area is as high as 0.060. Called it a night and will retry tomorrow.
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