I must be getting better at alignment of knives. My first jointer took me all day to align 3×6” knives. My Jet 15” planer took me 4 hours. This 8” jointer took me 2 hours for 4 knives.
Luckily (which I find sooo seldom), I had no need to align the outfeed & infeed tables to be co-planer. Once I installed the set screws and dovetail gib, the tables lined up as if it was a Paul Seller’s short video :) There could be 0.005”-0.010” off here and there along the beds for I do not own a precision level, just a 8’ EMPIRE professional level that says guaranteed 0.0005” per inch. Best I could do with what I have.
Fired it up and ran a board thru. Cuts like buttah.
Didn’t fire up too long for no safety guard installed and using the 2 ancient pulley belts.
Spent $77 at eReplacement website for the necessary hardware to install spring pins, guard shaft & spring, 2 pulley belts, infeed table pointer, pulley cover..etc. I guess right now, it’s 100% operational but not in a safe way :)
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter