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Power feeder suggestions and advice on Jointer

by SweetTea
posted 10-04-2017 11:33 AM


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toolie

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 05:07 PM

https://woodgears.ca/machinery/power_feeder.html

how much HP do you think this develops?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Loren

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#2 posted 10-04-2017 05:12 PM

I think you may be asking for trouble. If you
are able to accurately straight-line rip the
edges before the jointer, fine, but putting
rough-edged lumber on a jointer with a
power feeder is not a recipe for success
I don’t think.

I have seen power feeders set up for surfacing
cuts on jointers. It’s also possible to set up
a feeder on a shaper or router table for
edge jointing. The advantage being that the
stock is flat instead of held on edge. Still,
I think it would need to be straight-lined to
within 1/16”-1/8” of dead straight before
feeding to whatever machine was setup
for jointing.

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SweetTea

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#3 posted 10-04-2017 10:12 PM



I think you may be asking for trouble. If you
are able to accurately straight-line rip the
edges before the jointer, fine, but putting
rough-edged lumber on a jointer with a
power feeder is not a recipe for success
I don t think.

I have seen power feeders set up for surfacing
cuts on jointers. It s also possible to set up
a feeder on a shaper or router table for
edge jointing. The advantage being that the
stock is flat instead of held on edge. Still,
I think it would need to be straight-lined to
within 1/16”-1/8” of dead straight before
feeding to whatever machine was setup
for jointing.

- Loren

I never said that it was rough stock. The stock that I will be edge jointing has already been milled at the lumber supplier. I buy it already straight line ripped. The problem is that the stock rarely keeps a perfectly flat edge after it sets in my shop for a few days. It is close, maybe 1/16” or at most 1/8” off.

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jar944

124 posts in 1345 days


#4 posted 10-08-2017 04:54 PM

I’d get a 1/2 hp. Mounting will depend on what jointer you have. Easier yet if you already have a shaper, just use a outboard fence to straighten your boards.

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