Jointer Blade Setting Jig

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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 04-04-2016 10:16 AM 621 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2016 10:16 AM

Hi guys. I found this on Ebay and wondered if the magnets are strong enough to hold the blades in alignment until I can tighten the screws.

I got new blades for my jointer and setting them on this machine is a bear. The biggest problem is all of the springs that are intended as helpers are gone and I can’t find replacements. If the magnets on this thing are strong enough to hold the blades up it would be a big help.

Just wondered if any of you guys have one of these tools and if they work.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 10:55 AM

I made one using plate glass and rare earth magnets. I glued two magnets to the glass toward the front edge.
The magnets are strong enough that they pull up the knives through the glass and keep them there while being snugged up.
I don’t know what kind of jointer you have. Mine is an old Delta/Rockwell.

-- Jerry

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#2 posted 04-04-2016 11:26 AM

I had this one, and it was better than trying to use the factory jig (and cheaper than the e bay one). But if I was doing it over I take Jerry’s advice and get some strong rare earth magnets, and a piece of glass. The biggest problem with either approach is to make sure the knife is at TDC, and then secure the cutterhead from moving.

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