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Forum topic by Jeison posted 09-18-2010 11:08 PM 2214 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jeison

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09-18-2010 11:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip question trick jointer jet jjp-8bt

So life has eased up on me enough to let me get back to makin’ sawdust, and I’m trying to get everything tuned up and ready to go. Long story short, high priority is to get my jointer set up, but no amount of fiddling and woodrage seems to let me get the infeed and outfeed tables coplanar. I’ve searched around and found that other people have had the same problem, but no one seems to have posted solutions (other than “yay its fixed now and works awesome!” which is remarkably annying lol)

Soooo if anyone knows any tricks for this thing that they’d like to share, be much appreciated. Was going to call Jet direct but it being the weekend and all I haven’t had any success on that front.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.


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Colin

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#1 posted 09-19-2010 12:20 AM

There is enough play in the dovetail ways to allow some shimming. Use v 32 laminate scraps or plastic playing cards.

-- http://www.columbiawoodscreendoors.com

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Colin

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#2 posted 09-19-2010 12:21 AM

By the way, I would try to shim the outfeed to the infeed since your outfeed will seldomly be moved.

-- http://www.columbiawoodscreendoors.com

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CyBorge

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#3 posted 09-19-2010 02:40 AM

I have heard Jet has a separate instruction sheet that shows an unintuitive way of adjusting the tables. Apparently their support people are familiar with the problem and will e-mail you the instructions right away. Give them a call and see. Hopefully it’s the right type of adjustment for your situation.

-- "How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?"

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j_olsen

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#4 posted 09-19-2010 03:02 AM

Jei if you’ll send me your email address i will email you the instruction sheet that CyBorge mentioned—I have the 10” model and called Jet for the instructions

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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rbterhune

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#5 posted 09-19-2010 03:24 AM

I went through 3…yes 3…of the 10” version. Not a one had coplanar tables and fences that were not warped. In the end, I sent them back and moved on to other options because there is very limited adjustment in those machines. The only adjustment is the play you have in a screw hole on the outfeed. (By the way, this is what they send you in that email the guy referred to.)

It’s a shame, I loved the concept for my little shop. I love my Jet saw though.

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Jeison

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#6 posted 09-21-2010 12:51 AM

Huzzah! thanks guys (specially Jeff for the pictures showing exactly what to adjust), I had been playing with the infeed side, once I knew what I was doin, took all of two minutes to adjust it and now the tables are dead-on. Really wasn’t much play to adjust it, but luckily was enough for me. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some piles of wood that demands some attention :D

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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jerseymike

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#7 posted 04-14-2011 02:24 AM

I just bought one of these used. Would it be possible to get a copy of the instructions for setting tables coplanar? Thank you so much.

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