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Posted on Just picked up a Delta DJ-20

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BerBer5985

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#1 posted 10-03-2012 04:52 PM

I checked a few sites (http://www.happywoodworking.com/DJ20adjustments.html) and anything below .008” of in inch is within spec for that jointer in regards to table flatness. The largest gap I had between the straight edge and the largest gap in the either table was .0025” so we are more than good on that. That made me feel better. I haven’t checked the fence just yet, but it seemed pretty flat to me.

I spent a couple hours last night getting the tables back in order and coplanar to each other. The one end on the infeed table was higher on the furthest end from I’m sure where it’s been lifted to move, so I adjusted that using the methods on that website and I think I got it pretty good. We shall see, but it seemed that i was able to get it within less than .001” within coplanar which is good enough for me. I got my first new blade set this morning with the 15 minutes I had before work, and just two more to go.

Right now it has a 5” dust chute on it which is tough to find reducers for, so I think I’m going to take that off and bolt a 4” connection to it that came with dust collector starter kit.I also changed the current plug in wire on it to a 10/3 gauge wire and made it 25’ long so I can move to a different area of the garage without having to worry about the distance.

I do have the guard, I had just taken it off to do table adjustments and change the blades. All in all, I’m very pleased so far. I’m anxious to use it and see how it does once it’s all tuned up with new blades. It should be a world of difference from my 36” in total length 6” Wide 1/2 HP old craftsman jointer that I have. Served me well to get me started, but it was far from great.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com


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