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11-28-2017 04:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pine jointer

I need some help with this. I purchased the 6” Porter Cable bench top jointer for a recent project. Right out of the box it worked exactly the way I was hoping it would. Once I squared up the back plate it was off to the races. Then something happened…I started noticing that the plates looked like they were scratching. I know what you’re thinking and no, there were no nails or metal objects in the wood I was working with. I kept going with the work because I had to get it done and now the infeed table is scratched all to hell and the outfeed table while not nearly as bad is still scratched pretty good. See pictures.

Any idea how this could have happened?


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#1 posted 11-28-2017 04:57 AM

Hmmmm….

I can’t see any scratches (or any other details on pictures because there’s no pictures posted…).

Herb

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 05:02 AM

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#3 posted 11-28-2017 05:05 AM

It’s aluminum. It’s gonna happen. Dirt and grit I would guess.

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#4 posted 11-28-2017 05:11 AM

Wax it up and ignore it… won’t effect performance in the least.

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#5 posted 11-28-2017 05:13 AM

What kind of wax? It doesn’t matter that they’re raised?

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#6 posted 11-28-2017 05:25 AM

If they’re raised, I’d lay a mill file flat and knock down the ridges. I use johnsons paste wax.

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#7 posted 11-28-2017 05:39 AM

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#8 posted 11-28-2017 04:07 PM

I really appreciate everyone’s help!

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