|Forum topic by KevinBlair||posted 10-08-2015 07:51 PM||622 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-08-2015 07:51 PM
Hi everyone, I have an older Buffalo 6” Jointer (see attached pictures).
Recently it started to give some trouble when flattening or straightening a board. As I push wood through from the infeed to outfeed table it seems that a few inches of material is removed and then nothing, and then maybe a few inches at the back of the board.
To experiment, I have started with a board that is pretty flat on the infeed table. I push it forward, a few inches is removed, then nothing. Holding the newly planed bit on the outfeed table and the rest over the blades and infeed table, there is wide gap that shows…if I keep going I end up with a board that is bowed in the middle.
I watched a few youtube videos about technique just to be sure i hadn’t begun slipping up, but I think I am fine.
Bought used, after I replaced the blades, this jointer has worked fine for a few years. So this is the first trouble i’ve had and the first time I’ve tried a full maintenance.
As near as I can tell (I have a better straight edge on order) the tables are coplanar. However, I am not sure how to use the set screws (see picture) to adjust the tables. Here again, I’ve watched a few youtube videos and they seem fine from doing what you’re supposed to do to check for coplanar.
The blades are sharp and I reset them to be sure they are at the right height .
Any ideas as to what is happening and how I can fix things??