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Blog entry by lance posted 09-12-2007 03:26 AM 720 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got a new jointer and it is my first time using one. The last inch of the boards I am facing is being cut lower than the rest of the board. What am I doing wrong or what needs to be adjusted on the jointer. Any one who wants to reply by phone please feel free to call me at 302.328.8333 and ask for Bob or send me your number and I will be happy to call you back. Thank you.

-- Bob Lance, DE

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 09-12-2007 03:30 AM

level the outfeed table with the blades at top dead center. In other words bring the outfeed table up to that level. Snipe is usually caused by the outfeed table being too low.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-12-2007 03:45 AM

Another cause could be that you are pressing down on the last end of the board. You should have all your pressure on the outfeed table.

Also, make sure that you are jointing with the grain. i.e. the grain should show from upper left to lower right, as much as possible.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#3 posted 09-12-2007 04:12 AM

Here’s a link to an article that discusses jointer snipe (and other goodies) Just jump down to the “Diagnosing jointer outfeed table problems” section and there is a good graphic showing the problem that Thos mentioned.

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#4 posted 09-12-2007 04:17 AM

Thanks to all of you. Your inputs are much appreciated. I will apply all of them tomorrow and let you know what worked. gbvince thanks for the link I will be checking it out. I need all the knowledge I can get.

-- Bob Lance, DE

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#5 posted 09-12-2007 04:27 AM

Wow, just got my jointer out of dry dock for a project. Same problem. Thanks for the question and the good advice.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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