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Forum topic by mwarning posted 11-01-2017 01:47 PM 247 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2017 01:47 PM

Howdy folks,

I’m in the process of giving my new-to-me Jet JWP-15HO planer a once over before use and have already changed out the knives. I noticed that the knives were incorrectly set when I replaced them (according instructions the manual), and as such I now have to make sure everything else is adjusted to match (infeed and outfeed rollers and the chip breaker).

As the Jet manual is a little light in the details, I decided to take a look around at some of the other asian made 15” planers (which I understand are likely very similar or in some cases even identical) to see what their manuals suggested. I’ve compiled the results below. I figured I’d ask here for some real world advice before I start, given that these adjustments can take a while. I’d love to have the best shot possible of getting this thing dialed in on the first try…

Here are the values I pulled from various manuals. Anyone care to chime in on what settings might work best?


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#1 posted 11-02-2017 03:55 PM

I also read on another forum a few posts suggesting that the settings advised in the manual didn’t work for them and they suggested something else. I’m thinking I might try for the GO453 setup.

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#2 posted 11-05-2017 03:37 PM

Not sure if anyone is still reading this thread, but thought I might post an update—I got everything set pretty well I think.  Boards are coming out parallel nice and parallel, but I’m getting a lot of chip out/tear out.  I’ve tried feeding in both directions.  The manual mentions that the chip breaker improperly setup could contribute to this/cause this.  Right now its set about .04 below the knives.  Anyone have any suggestions?

 

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