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Posted on Need some help with a planer

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 03:16 PM

I own 2 Craftsman jointers like the one you describe. Set the tables so they are co planar. do that first using the 4 screws under the in feed table. Put the knives in the machine and adjust them .001 to .002 higher than the out feed table. Set the in feed table anyplace below the out feed table depending on the depth of cut you plan to make. The table is adjusted using the knob you talked about on the end of the in feed table. the screw you described under the table is used to keep vibration from backing the adjustment knob off. You will want to change the depth of cut depending on the type of wood you are working. Hard woods will need a lighter or shallower cut while soft woods can stand a deeper cut. Highly figured woods will tend to chip out with a deep cut. If you have an owner’s manual this should be described in it. If you don’t, try to get one. If all else fails PM me and I will try to help.

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