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Posted on Newby needs help getting my new (used) jointer fixed

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 04:58 PM

OK, here are the photos. I hope they read well. Anyway, as you can see, the cracked rail is on the right side and is about 2” long up from the bottom of the right infeed table rail. You can see it is bent slightly in but still attached. The lower right gib adjustment screw seems to have applied enough pressure to have pushed/broken this section of rail.

Does this look fixable? It was origionally about 1/16” out of adjustment between the lower and upper feed table (in tilt) but each of the tables seem flat and unwarped to my eyes.

If I shim it well and don’t have a strong positive lower gib bolt attachement, will that work? I might be able to tap a new gib adjustment screw hight up where the rail isn’t broken but I don’t know if that will give me enough leverage to get an accurate adjustment.

If it is going to cost a lot to fix it, I will probably scrap it and save up for a new one but I have a job I wanted to use it for now.

Thanks for your feedback.

-Nathan


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