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Forum topic by DonJ posted 04-09-2011 03:16 AM 1722 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2011 03:16 AM

Has anyone ever adjusted the parallelism of the outfeed table?

-- Don, San Antonio, TX


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#1 posted 04-11-2011 07:19 PM

I just did it on my G0706. I followed the instructions in the manual. It took a few iterations, but I think I got it as parallel as I could. I had to adjust the infeed first though as mine was out by quite a bit.

I did notice that the tables on mine are not perfectly flat to begin with. I saw as much as 0.002 on both the infeed and outfeed tables. I don’t believe that Grizzly guarantees a level of flatness… I had hoped for better. However the handful of boards I ran over it appear to be flat and square now.

I’ll keep testing it and provide more detail when I have observed more. As soon as I can get to it, I have a handful of 8’ long boards I need to joint for a benchtop lamination. I’ll run them initially when they are 9-12 inches wide so they will sit flat on the tablesaw for ripping. Then I’ll be cleaning up the glue-ups which will be ~12” in width. The wood is ash. I suspect this will give the unit a decent workout and I should be able to tell if it is doing a good enough job or not.

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#2 posted 04-12-2011 04:07 AM

Flag,

After taking the side panels off and looking at Figure 55 on page 37 of the manual, it does not seem to match up with what I see on the machine, in that there is not a set screw. Is Figure 55 representing the “Outfeed Table Lock” or one of the “Eccentric Bushings?” If one of the “Eccentric Bushings,” then, that is where I don’t have a set screw as noted in the figure. Did you have any issues there? Bottom line, I’m not mechanically inclined, so if the picture they give me is wrong, I’m tripped up from the outset. Thanks for any suggestions.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#3 posted 04-12-2011 02:44 PM

I took some pictures when I adjusted mine… I need to get the photos off the camera etc. I should be able to get to it in the next dew days. I will upload some then.

Until then, I’ll try to describe it verbally:
The set screws are located underneath the eccentric bushings. They are a bit tricky to get a 4mm Allen Wrench into, but that is indeed what you need to do. The 4mm Allen Wrench they provide with the unit is too long for this so I had to use one of my own ‘L’ shaped wrench. If you run your finger under the housing for the eccentric bushing you should feel the hole. Deep inside this hole is where the set screw is located.

It is possible that the set screw may be missing. My unit is missing a set screw on one of the shafts, but not on any of the eccentric bushings. I have placed an order with Grizzly to send me a new set screw. I only noticed it since I could see the hole from above and using a flashlight see into it deep enough to see the set screw was missing.

I hope this text is useful. I like pictures too ;-)... and the pictures int he manual are generic and not of your exact machine.

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#4 posted 04-13-2011 04:09 AM

Here is a photo I took when I was adjusting my tables. In tis photo I am using a 4mm hex wrench to loosen the set screw on one of the eccentric bushings:
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I also had to be careful when tightening the eccentric bushings since the bolt can turn on you. I found that by tightening the set screw well first and then holding the bushing in place with a wrench while tightening the cap screw I could keep the setting rith where I wanted it. Here is a picture of part of that process:
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Hopefully this helps.
-Will

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#5 posted 04-13-2011 01:46 PM

Will,

Thanks for the assist; it is truly appreciated.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#6 posted 04-13-2011 02:05 PM

If you search jointer ,and thewoodwhisperer, there is a great video, showing this procedure.
I have done this on my Delta 8in ,DJ 20 jointer,in the past,with a Starrett straight edge

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 01:42 AM

Will,

Well, after about 40 or so iterations, I got everything set up and parallel…fun process. Then it was time for the ole “smoke test” to make sure it ran. Turned it on and got nothing but a hummmm. The cutter head is free moving, the off button works as it should, so I looked in the Troubleshooting part of the manual and it said to push a button within the on/off button area that doesn’t exist. I then called Grizzly and they think it might be a clutch that is not properly adjusted that sits on the shaft between the motor fan and the motor. Since I didn’t have the access plates open, I told the technician that I would look at it and call when I get it open. Boy, I think this is the most trouble I’ve ever had on any piece of equipment I’ve ever purchased.

How’s yours running? I guess you got a replacement stop button? I’ll let you know how things work out next week when I dig back into the beast (I’m out of town this weekend).

Don

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#8 posted 01-07-2013 12:19 AM

Don,

I am still working with Grizzly. I’m having some trouble with the motor pulley. Hopefully I’ll get that resolved with them, but at this point I am skeptical. I’ll post a detailed description of the pains I am going through with them should they fail to resolve my issues soon. In the meantime I am taking the broken pulley to a machine shop locally to see if they can manufacture or fix the part. My jointer has been out of commission now for over 100 days.

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