|Forum topic by SWM||posted 08-07-2010 07:18 AM||1445 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-07-2010 07:18 AM
Hello fellow LJ’s,
I just ran across a lightly used powermatic 8” jointer on Craigslist for a price that may even be reasonable for my wife! Actually she is just sick of hearing me talk about looking for a jointer.
Here in lies my question. I’ve heard that powermatic had some issues with bowed or cupped jointer beds since moving production overseas. Does anyone have any suggestion on how exactly to evaluate the jointer beds. I’m presuming I just used the old straight edge and look for light under the edge? My only super, crazy straight edge is wood peck square about 12” long. Will this work or is a longer edge a must? for evaluating a bow.
Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.
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