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#1 posted 04-08-2014 05:47 PM

Two things come to mind…
1. Jointer setup. Learn how to set your tables coplanar and how to set your knives. The Woodwhisperer and Fine Woodworking have great videos on this topic.
2. Technique. Always joint a board with the concave side down. This is true for face jointing, and it is true for edge jointing. If you run the board through concave side up, it may not have two good points of contact with the jointer bed. The board can rock back and forth. Sending a board through the joiner this way can result in only milling the leading half of the board. Worse yet, it may rock during milling, and you will never get it flat.

Good luck with it. The Jet 6” was my first jointer, and it was a good machine. It’s only limitations are the length of lumber it can mill. As you approach 6’ boards it gets a little sketchy.

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