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#1 posted 11-13-2012 07:13 PM

I was unable to follow the link to the other blog… but here is what I know.

The most important step in the set up is checking that the tables are parallel. Without this all other parts of the setup is moot. A .004” error on a 2.5’ joiner table can result in over 1/16” off on a ten foot board. I strive for perfection and generally get .001. Once the tables are parallel the rest of the set up goes easy. A good magnetic jig to hold the blades perfectly flush to the back table is very helpful to me when setting up a jointer.

kizerpea while it is helpful to have longer tables, with proper technique and a well set up machine it is not needed.

of course check out “do you need a larger jointer?” in the forums if you want longer tables.

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