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rusty2010

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10-08-2017 11:23 PM

I have a Jet 15” plane and it came with this jig. Could you please tell me how to use it. Thank you.

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#1 posted 10-08-2017 11:30 PM

Do a web search for the model of planer and look for the user manual. It helps to include “manual” in the search with the brand and model. The user manual will contain instructions for setting the blades, and if that is the stock jig that it shipped with it will show how to use it.

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#2 posted 10-08-2017 11:32 PM

You put the knives in, then your jig straddles the head on either side of the knife and you tighten the gib screws. This keep the knives a consistent height. Or it’s supposed to at least.

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#3 posted 10-08-2017 11:34 PM

I did that and I’ve been searching for the last hour but to no avail. I believe this is a tool purchased separately and I’v found it on Ebay listed under delta tools but with no instructions

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#4 posted 10-08-2017 11:47 PM

Fridge’s post was correct. One side of the two end pieces will have a spot to catch the edge of the blade and the jig will somehow settle onto the head in an aligned fashion holding the blade in place. Mine for my DeWalt have magnets, but regardless once you get it on there you should be able to see how it locks the blade in. The whole idea is to get each blade set to the same cutting height and parallel to the head, then just lock down the gib screws like Fridge said.

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#5 posted 10-08-2017 11:47 PM

My jet 8” jointer came with one.

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#6 posted 10-10-2017 03:19 AM

It came with the planer. At least mine did.
It will only work if there are springs under the blades (there should be). As noted above, loosen gib screws and insert blades over the springs. Tighten a couple screws just enough to stabilize the blade and place the jig on the hub with the rod centered over the blade. Push the jig down until it is resting firmly on the hub. Tighten at least two of the gibs as you hold it down then you can remove it and tighten the rest. If you are careful with it you will get great results because it keeps all the blades at the same height. Been using mine for +-30 years.

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#7 posted 10-10-2017 03:36 AM

The 13” planer had a similar knife setting jig also. Try googling “jet 13 planer moldermanual”.

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#8 posted 10-10-2017 03:55 AM

If there are supposed to be springs, but they are missing, you might be able to improvise with the springs from ball point pens. You can tell whether it’s set up for springs by looking for little holes where the springs would go.

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#9 posted 10-11-2017 08:00 PM

Thank you all for the input and instructions, I will give it a try once the new blades arive and let you know how it went.

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#10 posted 10-12-2017 02:42 AM

What runswithscissors said. Have done that.

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