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Forum topic by eric4716 posted 06-25-2017 02:31 AM 578 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2017 02:31 AM

I have been working on getting the Walker Turner jointer cleaned up. I got the rust cleaned up from the tables and fenced. I removed the cutterhead and cleaned that up. New knives have been ordered and should be here next week.

Inspecting it, I know there is years of sawdust caked up under both the indeed and outfeed tables. It takes a lot of effort to adjust both the tables. I would like to remove the tables, clean up everything, and hopefully they will move a lot easier. How do you remove the tables from this jointer? Will it require a lot of work to get the tables back to being parallel again after putting them back on?


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#1 posted 06-25-2017 02:39 AM

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/808/4131.pdf
http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/808/2430.pdf
Might help, its alot easier than you think. Take pictures before you start and be patient.
Setting up is easy with a dial indicator.
Dont forget that to move the tables you have to either unlock them with a knob or loosen the gib screws.

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#2 posted 06-26-2017 01:20 AM


http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/808/4131.pdf
http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/808/2430.pdf
Might help, its alot easier than you think. Take pictures before you start and be patient.
Setting up is easy with a dial indicator.
Dont forget that to move the tables you have to either unlock them with a knob or loosen the gib screws.

- Richard Lee

Thank you for the pars diagram. I got both tables removed with ease. I cleaned all the sawdust out from under the tables. Also cleaned all the bolts, threads, and nuts. Everything went back together pretty smoothly. I placed one of the old blades back into the cutterhead so I could get the tables close to their location for when the new blades come later this week. I then checked for the indeed table being completely level with the outfeed table. I get a very slight sag near the beginning of the outfeed table. I lowered the indeed table maybe an 1/8th of an inch and now it’s stuck there. Attempting to turn the handle, it won’t budge up or down. I took the gib screws completely out and removed the locking knob. I could even remove the gib, yet the table still will not budge. Out of frustration, I gave up for the rest of the day.

Anyone have any ideas why the infeed table won’t budge? I’m desperate to get this jointer set up and working perfectly so I can work on a a toybox for my son. I don’t have the funds to invest hundreds into newer and more expensive equipment.

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#3 posted 06-26-2017 01:28 AM

Jointers are simple machines. Remove the
infeed table and think it through.

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#4 posted 06-26-2017 02:17 AM

Must be something holding it, gib out, screws out, post picture.

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#5 posted 06-26-2017 04:50 AM



Must be something holding it, gib out, screws out, post picture.

- Richard Lee

The design is pretty simple. The threaded connecting rod threads through a block that is held in place with a nut on the bottom side of the base:

The othe end of the connecting rod goes through the infeed table. The crank screws on the end and is held on with a nut:

I had put the gib and gib screws back in earlier along with the locking knob.

That’s all that parts that adjust and hold the table in place.

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#6 posted 06-26-2017 11:35 AM

Loosen nut in pic 1 , and try moving the table.

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#7 posted 07-04-2017 01:01 AM

I finally got back to looking at the jointer and what could be the problem. Examining it closely, it appeared the problem was with a key washer. It was a tight fit into the groove on the adjustment screw. It was catching on the threads. I took a file and filed down the key and it’s back to normal now.

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