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12-26-2010 09:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ridgid jointer knife setting adjustment

Question for all the (much smarter) Ridgid Jointer owners out there

Purchased a set of these knives to replace the OEM knives ;

Freud Knives

Problem I seem to have is that I can’t seem to get them to be less than (approx) 6 thou higher than the outfeed table

Anyone else had this problem or have a suggestion ?



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#1 posted 12-26-2010 09:51 PM

which jointer do you have (model)?

I’m asking because the older model did not have Jack screws to set the knives height while the new one does have it which helps set the knives at same height without mickymousing with it. If you have those, you may need to lower them.

Is it possible to raise the outfeed table on your model?

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#2 posted 12-26-2010 09:55 PM

I have the JP6101, which does have the jack screws but the 6 thou is with them screwed all the way “down”

I was sorta hoping to avoid that exercise :-)

Update: Ok, so I’m a complete knob, the outfeed table is adjustable by undoing a lockscrew and winding it down

Thanks for the prompt PurpLev


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#3 posted 12-26-2010 10:10 PM

heh, No problems glad you got it resolved. that’s a really nice jointer you got there ;)

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#4 posted 12-27-2010 01:21 AM

LOL, if I had a clue it probably would be !


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#5 posted 12-27-2010 03:39 AM


I’m not so sure.

Not having a clue hasn’t really stopped me from doing the stuff I want to do, or—on occasion—even turning out a decent piece of furniture :-)

Have fun !

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 12-27-2010 06:12 AM

A’int that the truth !

All part of the journey…at least we can laugh about it


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#7 posted 12-27-2010 08:35 AM

Hey TMcG – can you describe to me exactly what you do to raise/lower your outfeed table? I ask because I’m suspecting there is something wrong with my outfeed adjustment mechanism – I’ve never needed to adjust outfeed until now and I can’t get mine to move. I’m beginning to think I might have gotten a return as there seems to have been some forcing/tinkering of the locknut. Thanks…

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#8 posted 12-27-2010 04:09 PM

Left back side of the machine is a black rod with a sort-of half wingnut handle, undo that.

The outfeed table is raised lowered by the silver handle underneath it but it was tight


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#9 posted 12-28-2010 08:27 PM

Let us know how the freud knives work!!

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#10 posted 01-02-2011 12:49 AM

Thanks for this post – just bought the Freud knives and will be working on putting them in (if needed) on my used Ridgid jointer this weekend (if I have the time). Now I know one other thing to lookout for (and how to deal with it).


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#11 posted 01-16-2011 05:05 AM

So, had to mill some 8/4 hard maple today for some vise faces and I gotta tell yuh, those new knives rock !!

I’d read all the articles, watched all the videos, done all the setups and now I know what it’s like to have a jointer that works !



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#12 posted 01-16-2011 06:34 PM

I replaced the blades in my jointer a couple months back with the exact same blades and I must agree, they do rock. I initially set them with just a straight edge and eyesight but my boards kept tapering. Found an easy and cheap jig on and reset the knives and haven’t had a problem since. Excellent blades.

-- Dan, SSgt/USMC, Yuma, AZ

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#13 posted 09-17-2012 07:11 PM

What was the jig you found on

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS

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#14 posted 01-07-2013 02:20 AM

That jointer is a monster. So very underrated…I got mine for $175 from a Frenchman out in the boonies of NJ who had just purchased a Delta or Powermatic or something ridiculous like that… He threw in two colossal pieces of Ash (awesome) When I showed up he said he had in two pieces, I told him I’m pretty strong… Strong enough to know that is not something you pick up by yourself or even bother to try!!! I desperately need to get new blades as Ive run way too much “mystery wood” through it ever since I found a small fortune in hardwood pallets. The price seems right from Amazon.

Does Anybody out there have the “Jointer Pal ” jig? Something about a $75 magnet that doesn’t sit well with me…

-- Everyday Woodworking is saving my life.

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