Using a power feeder with a benchtop jointer

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Forum topic by bester posted 02-24-2016 07:34 PM 659 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2016 07:34 PM

I recently purchased a baby power feeder and I am looking to try and use it in conjunction with our bench top j jointer. My son and I do some production work out of our shop and originally purchased it to use on our router table. I think it would make jointing a lot of boards easier if we could use it on the jointer also. Problem is there isn’t any place to mount it on the small jointer. I was considering trying to mount it right to the heavy duty workbench that the jointer resides on. Anybody have any experience with this? Or any suggestions on how to safely use the feeder with the smaller jointer? A full size jointer is out of the question but I have to believe there is a way to make this work.

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#1 posted 02-24-2016 08:02 PM

I assume you are facing the boards in preparation of planing. You will not have the control with a power feeder. Since it’s a small jointer I don’t see any gain with a feeder.

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#2 posted 02-26-2016 08:36 PM

I agree with Rick.Pushing down on a board while trying to flatten out cups,twist,or straightening is defeating the purpose of using the joiner.It would be like taking a rough cut board and running both sides through the planer,you start off with a twisted board and end up with a cleanly planed twisted board.

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#3 posted 02-26-2016 08:46 PM

I would avoid that setup

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#4 posted 02-26-2016 08:52 PM

I would worry there isn’t a long enough reference surface on a relatively short jointer.

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#5 posted 02-27-2016 04:04 AM

hey -that small power feeder .what brand and has it worked with the router table setup .

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#6 posted 02-27-2016 04:18 AM

Its a Grizzly baby power feeder. works great with router table as long as the table is on the beefy side. Its fairly heavy piece of equipment

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#7 posted 02-27-2016 09:52 AM

Why would you want to do that?

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