Help adjusting jet 6in jointer

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Forum topic by trevor7428 posted 07-14-2016 03:47 AM 481 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-14-2016 03:47 AM

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So I purchased a new jet 6in jointer about 6 months ago. I don’t remember the tables being out of alignment when I first got it, but they are now for some reason.

I raised the infeed to be the same height as outfeed, but as seen in pic. (Can be hard to tell) The part of infeed table closer to cutter head is lower then other end of infeed table.

Also I noticed the cutter head/ blades is not 90 degrees to tables. Is it designed to be at slight angle or 90 degrees. If 90, how to fix.

Well I guess now I pull up some YouTube videos how to adjust tables coplainer. Have no idea what im doing as of now. Just came here first, in case someone has any advise for my jet 6in, 3 blade model specifically

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#1 posted 07-14-2016 04:02 AM

Is this new to you or new, new. If it’s new, new it sure should be coplanar. To my knowledge you have to use shims to make it coplanar if it’s not. The blades should all be set to the same height as the out feed table. Infeed will be set below, how much below determines how much wood is removed with each pass.

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#2 posted 07-14-2016 04:10 AM

See page 15 of the manual, “Gib Adjustment”. Page after that shows how to set the knives.


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