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Forum topic by jsmestad posted 12-04-2015 09:33 PM 528 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2015 09:33 PM

My Grizzly parallogram jointer outfeed table has a .002” difference from back to front on the outfeed table (measuring the cutterhead, see attached). Is this something I should worry about and adjust the cams for?


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#1 posted 12-04-2015 09:49 PM

That is not a problem. The .002 can be corrected when you set your knives, they do need to be correct in relation to the table.

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 09:55 PM

.002 will probably not cause you issues that you will ever notice anyway. That tiny amount over the 6” or 8” width of your cutter head is nothing. If you mill a board half the width of your cutter then the difference is half of the .002.

I do applaud your desire for accuracy though. The same anal retentive attention to detail is present in my shop as well. I am sure it will yield positive results for me one of these days.

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#3 posted 12-04-2015 10:15 PM

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 10:26 PM

Joey thanks for the clarification. I was following the Grizzly instruction manual, which was the only one that told me to check the cutterhead body with the outfeed table.

What also is confusing is the ‘jointer is dead flat’ phrasing folks use and reconciling that with the reality of ‘what is good enough to call dead flat?’

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#5 posted 12-04-2015 10:33 PM

I also agree with Joey not to worry.My oliver has.002 differance.But it’s a twelve.Does your fence sit on the outfeed table? If it does it may move the table down a bit to change your reading.
My tables are considerd dead flat because I can barly slip a .001 shim under a 4ft precision straight edge in very few places.
Nice looking machine Btw.

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#6 posted 12-04-2015 11:37 PM

You can adjust that out, but I’d not bother. Also, I’d set my knives to the table not the head anyway. .002 can easily be dealt with.

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#7 posted 12-04-2015 11:47 PM

JS, if you are truly concerned, you can ask Grizzly what their specs are for this. If it is greater than their specs, then you might consider adjusting. My suspicion is that it is within spec and nothing needs be done.

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