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new planer jointer knife setup jig

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Project by Straightbowed posted 01-03-2013 03:29 AM 3019 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this jig for knife setup on the planer, jointer, could have been better but does the job gauge is in mm reads tenths got my blades within .030 mm I guess thats ok

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country





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#1 posted 01-03-2013 03:45 AM

Simple and VERY functional…. gotta love it.

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#2 posted 01-03-2013 03:53 AM

Very good idea.

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#3 posted 01-03-2013 04:59 AM

I like simple, I’ve got to try this. Great Idea!
Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 01-03-2013 03:35 PM

It works and whats better than that? Question, is the plastic (?) material heavy enough to hold the indicator still while rotating the cutter head?

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#5 posted 01-03-2013 09:18 PM

Nice!
I made something similar with magnets on the bottom of the base.

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 04:08 AM

to answer your question Tad I slide the gauge from L to R or viceversa when checking my blades one blade at a time and reference off a line I have drawn on the outfeed table always makin sure my jig is clean and goes back to zero after every move, and the gauge inner workings are very precise it takes very little pressure to move the dial, this is an industrial gauge very precise too precise for me really

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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