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Forum topic by Holbs posted 09-25-2015 10:18 PM 479 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Holbs

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09-25-2015 10:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: geetech jointer 8 set screw table

What are the purpose of these 3 set screws w/locking nuts and the larger screw with handle? The operations manual for this jointer does not explain. I can reason they relate to the dovetail gib (so the tables slide up and down in a smooth non-sloppy fashion). If so, what purpose does the larger screw with handle serve? Locking the tables in place?

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#1 posted 09-25-2015 10:22 PM

Yes you are right, they take the slop out of the dovetail way.
The handled knob locks it in place.
Some jointers use a knob as a maximum depth of cut stop. Your version looks more like a simple lock to prevent you from inadvertently changing the depth of cut setting.

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#2 posted 09-25-2015 10:31 PM

Thanks pinto… iIwas guessing the same, but the spacing between the 3 set screws and t-handle confused me. The only gibs I have worked on have been for cutterheads and they are spaced evenly. These are not.

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