Jointer knife setup

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Forum topic by Konomigon posted 04-02-2010 03:37 AM 1028 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2010 03:37 AM

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Hi All,

I am working on setting the knives on my Delta benctop jointer and it sucks. I considering getting something bigger in the future.

What are you thoughts on setting the knives on other jointers? Setting them on the Delta doesn’t seem that bad, so I’m wondering if there is something quicker and easier. Is this just a necessary evil of owning a jointer?

-- Kris

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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 04-02-2010 04:39 AM

I haven’t had to do mine yet but when I do I’m following directions given like this.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 04:45 AM

I always use a magnetic setting tool that holds the blades a certain distance above the body of the cutterhead.

You still need to check with a straightedge off the outfeed table but it works fine and make it a little easier.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 04:57 AM

Get the Jointer Pal.

I used to use one for my old straight knife jointers and it works perfectly.

I think I got it from WoodCraft.

I have a jointer with a spiral head cutter now so it is not an issue.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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