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#1 posted 04-14-2013 05:19 PM

my two cents…..The infeed table is offset for two reasons..First…The cast iron table/extension that the fences rides on is attached to the out feed table and the offset/clearance you see is clearance for the infeed table to be raised/lowered/adjusted. second, the differance in width of the tables from the fence to the closest edge(where the operater stands) is for the jointers ability to cut rabbits. Check that the blades are installed even with the closet edge to where the operater would stand. this makes the rabitt able to pass the outfeed table (thats why some blades are angled on the ends). then move the fence to the edge of the blade at the rear….. This should give a 6inch table width on the outfeed and about 6 3/4 in on the infeed. also check to make surethe long key is in place on the cast fence platform….some people take that off to skew the fence to help reduce tearout (creates a shearing cut, but lessens the width of cut).

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