|Forum topic by Kiim||posted 07-18-2016 03:19 AM||406 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-18-2016 03:19 AM
Hi again, been awhile..
my last post was about using a router to do jointing,, and in the end, i ended up with a 8 inch 1970s 8 inch powermatic jointer and a 18 inch 1970s power magic planer, ( i dont need the planer, so if anyone is interested) its three phase, 240,, i had electrician evaluate and it is just too much for my power at the location. It is a BIG machine, weighs about 1200 lbs..
back to topic. i was trying to flatten a couple of 6 inch boards on the jointer,, the flat side, not the edge. it was ipe, so it was very hard,
when running through the jointers, where do you put pressure,, if you dont put it on the blade, it sort of bounces, if i put too much pressure on the board as it runs over the blade, i feel like it functioning more like a planer and just duplicating the other side.
so when running it through, do you simply push the board and put pressure on the side past the spinning blade,,, ? i ran one piece until it cut warped, and it wasn’t that way when it started…
just wondering if there is a proper pressure technique for running it through.