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Forum topic by trevor7428 posted 07-18-2016 03:02 PM 1044 views 3 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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trevor7428

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07-18-2016 03:02 PM

For some reason I’m having a tough time making my infeed and outfeed tables coplainer on my jet 6in jointer. If I were to put an ad on craigslist, what would be a.reasonable fee to comeout and.service.my jointer. I purchased it brand new 6 to 8 month ago. So can’t be that difficult.

If anyone is in Las Vegas area and wants the job, let me know

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion


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#1 posted 07-18-2016 03:26 PM

I here John at nevada carbide does a good job. I have only had him sharpen a couple of blades for me, but I know a guy that had him do a total rebuild on an old planer a couple years back. He had nothing but good to say about the experience. 2120 S Highland Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
http://www.nevadacarbide.com

-- John

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#2 posted 07-18-2016 03:41 PM

Some of them dont really have a coplaner option for leveling! Some are just a wedge bed, that you cant really do anything to other than use shims! Have you checked to see if there is dirt or sawdust between the bed and base..

I hope you can find a good optiion. I know delta service techs are only allowed to charge $40/hr, and honestly, i wouldnt want to pay much more than that.

Have you checked with jet or powermatic to see if they have any techs in your area? I think they have a option for searching on their website for service locations.

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#3 posted 07-19-2016 04:18 PM

For an update.
I contacted jet tools tech support. Unfortunately the guy new nothing about jointer and said the only guy who does isn’t hear today.
Not the best experience for first time with jet tech support.
Anyways I contacted a service center in my area. The said if issue is how I described in OP. They said jet tools will contact service center and they will send someone out to service free since still in warrenty

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#4 posted 07-19-2016 04:54 PM

Just curious, how are you checking for co-planar? If you have a good straight edge and clamp it to the outfeed and raise the infeed until it touches, what do you get? Just thinking someone may have a simple suggestion of something for you to try before you go to the trouble of filing a warranty claim.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 07-19-2016 05:01 PM


For some reason I m having a tough time making my infeed and outfeed tables coplainer on my jet 6in jointer. If I were to put an ad on craigslist, what would be a.reasonable fee to comeout and.service.my jointer.If anyone is in Las Vegas area and wants the job, let me know

- trevor7428

Wait till I come to LV soon. I can have a look at your jointer. I know nothing about it or how to adjust it, but it would be good to get some extra cash to spend at the slot machines.

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#6 posted 07-19-2016 05:09 PM

That is a difficult jointer to adjust (compared to the parallelogram models), and will need to be adjusted periodically. A quality straightedge and some feeler gauges will get you close, but you may need some brass shims if the dovetail ways are not perfect.

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

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#7 posted 07-19-2016 05:38 PM

Do you know what coplanar is?? That isn’t what you are looking to do, or for, coplanar the correct spelling means, in the same plane. A jointer is a simple machine to adjust properly. Here’s where you and all interested must start. A simple dial indicator is a necessary evil for anyone having a wood shop, ask any machinist. if you want anything to be within .001 of an inch, Starrett is the best but, any decent one will do, don’t forget the magnetic base and tool post holders. This is the essential tool for precision!! 1- Set your new indicator on the outfeed table number cutter head with knifes installed 1-2-3. If your knifes are not sharp, this is the time to replace them, sharpen them, replace them etc. New knifes, should not be installed no higher than 1/8” above cutter head, at that approx. height move new dial ind. to that end, and record setting eyeball one end of knife, snugged down, not tight, you need to be able to adjust them!! Move ind. to other end check it, and adjust till same reading is achieved. Now, you have a benchmark, at which all other knifes are to be set too. Now, the outfeed table has to be at the same height, as your newly installed knifes, this also has to be changed when knifes are worn, depending on use, and wood you’re jointing! Again, the outfeed table has to be adjusted to the same height of your knifes. When all is done, and blades at are the same height, and gibs are all tight, one more check wouldn’t hurt, just to confirm nothing has moved, and heigths are still the same. Carefully turn cutter head by hand, make sure knifes, do not hit anywhere. Now finally, raise cutter head to take approx. 1/32 of an inch, that should be a good starting point. I take about .015… fifteen thousand of an inch, if you take 1/32 you’ll be taking .031. The infeed table, must be lower than outfeed table, for the jointer to work correctly!! You do not want coplanar!! I hope that this helped you, and everyone else, and hopefully I didn’t miss anything!!

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#8 posted 07-19-2016 06:36 PM

You do not want coplanar!!

Your long, exclamation point riddled, response completely missed the point that getting the tables coplanar is a great way to check them before moving them to parallel planes during actual use.

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

Yes….you want to set you tables co-planar, once they are co-planer then drop the infeed down for the amount cut you want.

Search YouTube there’s a bunch of video on how to do this. Here one on jointer with dovetail ways.

https://youtu.be/OQIcLWPtFcw

https://youtu.be/oMVP1JGdvuI

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#10 posted 07-19-2016 07:12 PM

I didn’t think all of you were such amatures, I have 45+ years experience, and coplanar has nothing to do with it!!

AlaskaGuy, OggieOglethorpe

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#11 posted 07-19-2016 07:17 PM



I didn t think all of you were such amatures, I have 45+ years experience, and coplanar has nothing to do with it!!

AlaskaGuy, OggieOglethorpe

- biggus

If you say so.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#12 posted 07-19-2016 07:32 PM

Biggus…...I see you’re new here. I suspect you get along just fine lol.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#13 posted 07-19-2016 07:46 PM

I didn t think all of you were such amatures, I have 45+ years experience, and coplanar has nothing to do with it!!
- biggus

Nothing to do with it? Pretty odd statement since the original question was:

For some reason I’m having a tough time making my infeed and outfeed tables coplainer on my jet 6in jointer.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#14 posted 07-19-2016 07:49 PM

This is my definition of co-planar

Stat at the 4.38 mark.

https://youtu.be/gO746cuRqV4

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#15 posted 07-19-2016 08:22 PM

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