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Forum topic by Kieth posted 06-05-2010 01:30 AM 1253 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kieth

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06-05-2010 01:30 AM

I bought this jointer used a couple of months ago… I am just now wanting to use it and working on figuring out HOW to use it. new to this particular tool.

One thing that I cant seem to figure out is the fence. if I am facing the fence and holding on to each end of it, I can push and pull each end of the fence about 1/2” forward and back. I found the adjustment knobs to control the width and the angle, but I havent found anything that locks the fence securely…

so my question is, could this be broken? also curious as to how important this ‘swing’ is in relation to the type of work the jointer does. is it something I should worry about considering the angle and width lock just fine. the only thing I would think this would affect is the angle of the cutters to the surface… instead of being perfectly perpendicular to the blades, as I go through the cut it would veer slightly.

if this is something that needs to be fixed, anyone know who you would go to to get something like this repaired?

Thanks


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#1 posted 06-05-2010 02:05 AM

I don’t think it’s broken. That’s a “characteristic” of that particular fence support mechanism…something I noted back when the JT360 was the 37-190. As long as the fence is holding 90° to the infeed and outfeed tables, it should be fine…whether the board crosses the blades perpendicular or not doesn’t matter much.

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 02:34 AM

I guess I learned something thanks Scott

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 03:33 AM

ok, thanks for the info. I am sure I can fortify the fence a bit but wanted to make sure this wasnt a safety hazzard as well as some piece of mind.

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