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Posted on Ridgid JP06101 infeed/outfeed tables not coplanar

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#1 posted 06-14-2012 04:22 PM

It took a lot of trial and error but I have significantly improved the alignment of the tables with shims, as suggested by ShipWreck and jmos. While more difficult to adjust due to the position of the gibs, I chose to shim the outfeed table since it would remain stationary. The biggest difficulty I faced was trying to get the outfeed table tightened back into the same position as I was previously measuring it. Sometimes, it would shift right/left/up/down but never exactly the same. With all of that said, I now have 3 corners perfectly true and one that is .003” too low.

After going thru this process though, I would recommend that anyone in the market for a jointer be well informed about the procedure for making the tables co-planar. Spending a day messing with shims and pulling out your hair will quickly make you loathe your tool.

Thank you to everyone for your comments and support.

BTW, I got my shim material from Graingers at .001”

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