I had put off dialing in my new Rikon Jointer until my knife setting jig arrived, which it did on Friday. So yesterday I grabbed a square to square up the fence and then align the knives.
Squaring the fence to the infeed table went swimmingly but to my alarm the fence was then out of square with the outfeed. I checked the fence with my trusty Lee Valley straightedge, and it was dead flat.
Dreading what I was going to find, I clamped the straightedge to the outfeed and grabbed my feeler gauges to check the tables for co-planar. To my dismay, the infeed was dipping in one corner by over 12 thou. This is not a parallelogram jointer so I didn’t have much option to try and fix it other than backing off the locking nuts on the gib screws and trying to finesse it a bit. Well, no dice, the infeed table is flat but it’s not co-planar to the outfield at all.
I got it as close as I can but after jointing two spare cutoffs of 2×4 you can easily see with the naked eye that you don’t end up with anything close to square. Sigh.
I’ll call my dealer on Tuesday and see what they can do for me. In the meantime, I’ll work on running the 220v for my 0690.
-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...