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#1 posted 04-14-2013 03:32 PM

Ok, got a chance to look at mine (which is a 6 inch jointer, looks like yours is 8?).
At first I thought your beds not lining up with each other was the problem, but my infeed bed is narrower than my outfeed table, so that isn’t it. I’m thinking Lee is right. See photo of mine below. The “cast shelf” is square to the infeed bed, and the cast piece that rides on that (and holds the fence) is also square to the shelf and the infeed bed. It looks like your misalignment is between the shelf and the piece that rides on it. Like Lee said that whole thing lifts off. Let us know what you find in there! Also, it looks like you could adjust the attachment of the fence to the cast slider by means of the threaded attachment points, one of which is highlighted in my photo by the red spring clamp (sadly, the limit of my “tech savvy”). I’m not sure how much +/- you could get out of those studs, but if all else fails it might be an option. They have locknuts on them, which should help. Worst case scenario, like you said, it doesn’t really matter except for losing a bit of width/capacity, but it aint right. Hope that helps.

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