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trevor7428

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07-16-2016 01:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

I purchased my jet 6in jointer about 6-8 months ago brand new. Having a couple issues, was hoping someone could help.

I first went to user manual. Unfortunately my issue isn’t talked about in it.

I am unable to raise table to zero (level with outfeed table) and unable to lower below 1/8th

Normally to lower below 1/8th you have to loosen this knob in the back and pull back on another round knob to release the lock that locks in infeed table to go below 1/8th (For rabbit joints)

When I try to make infeed level with outfeed (setting scale to 0) When I get to about 1/64th the wheel gets super hard to turn, I have to use 2 hands and still can’t get it to 0

I want to call Jet technical support, but there only answer calls Monday threw Friday. 7am to 5pm central time. Unfortunately Im at work those hours

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-- Thank You Trevor OBrion


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#1 posted 07-16-2016 02:01 AM

Do the tables line up at all (at zero)? Put a straight edge across both tables and see if you can get them level. If you can, move your little dial thingie to point to zero at that point. If you can’t, then you probably need to lower the outfeed table and reset your knives.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 07-16-2016 03:06 AM



Do the tables line up at all (at zero)? Put a straight edge across both tables and see if you can get them level. If you can, move your little dial thingie to point to zero at that point. If you can t, then you probably need to lower the outfeed table and reset your knives.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I have a 4ft steel straight edge (one of the expensive ones) the infeed table is approx 1/64th below the outfeed. When I have infeed as high as it will go.

Lowering the outfeed table and reseting the knives is a great idea, I never would have thought of. Just not that excited about it. Never had to change/ reset knives before. Live and learn, I guess.

Another concern I have, I forgot to mention in first post. With my straight edge laying on outfeed and over infeed. There is a bigger gap on infeed closer to cutter head then there is on other end of infeed.

How do I fix this? Shims? It seems that every video Ive watched so far only talks about shimming outfeed table not infeed.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#3 posted 07-16-2016 05:15 AM

from the looks of it, you have the standard dovetail ways type jointer. the metal threaded rod that controls up and down motion does not have any kind of “cap” to it. I could assume, max out the height of your infeed table and make your outfeed table parallel. Then, re-adjust your marking point indicator.
Maybe :)

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#4 posted 07-16-2016 01:35 PM

I like what has been suggested which is to lower the outfeed table and reset your knives then re-adjust the indicator to zero.
The task of resetting the knives is not a difficult one ,this the best opportunity to learn your machine and become good at changing and tuning up the knives.a 12” steel ruler(or a dial indicator with base) is all you need unless you want to spend money for a proper knife setting jig, but every woodworker who has a jointer /planer at some point needs to tackle this job, until you upgrade to Shelix cutterhead.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 07-16-2016 03:18 PM



When I try to make infeed level with outfeed (setting scale to 0) When I get to about 1/64th the wheel gets super hard to turn, I have to use 2 hands and still can t get it to 0

Don’t ever rank a wheel on a machine that hard, unless you are 100% positive of why it’s not moving.
If something is mechanically keeping it from moving, you can do a lot of damage. Handwheels ans screws can apply a tremendous amount of force.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#6 posted 07-19-2016 06:25 PM


When I try to make infeed level with outfeed (setting scale to 0) When I get to about 1/64th the wheel gets super hard to turn, I have to use 2 hands and still can t get it to 0

Don t ever rank a wheel on a machine that hard, unless you are 100% positive of why it s not moving.
If something is mechanically keeping it from moving, you can do a lot of damage. Handwheels ans screws can apply a tremendous amount of force.

- Ger21

Thank you for advice. Didn’t think about that.
BTW when I called jet customer tech support. The guy said it was a major issue if infeed will not level with outfeed. But unfortunately I have to call back tomorrow cause the supposedly the only guy who know about this machine (according to the guy I talk to) is off today. Kind of weird no one else knows the ins and outs of a 6in jet jointer who works for tech support besides 1 guy.

Anyways I’ll see what he says tomorrow and update.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#7 posted 07-19-2016 06:52 PM

Adjust all 4 corners of both tables coplanar before doing anything else.
Then you can set the knives if needed.

If you’re not coplanar, then the machine won’t mill correctly.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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