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

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 06:20 PM

If it was solid before then you should be good to go. A tack weld or three to keep that part from moving any more would probably be a good move. As for rabbiting on a jointer.. too much of a PITA for me! There are faster and easier ways to accomplish the same results, so my jointer is just used for.. well.. jointing! You never know though, you might find that yours is solid enough to easily adjust the depth of cut without any problems once you get it all set up and aligned.

Also, the tables on my jointer were out of plane slightly and needed shimming to get it up to snuff. I found that aluminum soda cans make suitable shim stock and don’t cost anything. A typical Pepsi can is 0.004” thick and works well for the task. At the very least, it will give you an idea of what thickness you need should you want to go with some real shim stock later on.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid


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