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Forum topic by jgt1942 posted 02-24-2018 12:39 AM 340 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jgt1942

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02-24-2018 12:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hammer a3 31 planer joiner

Last week I picked up my A3 31 at the DE warehouse. Because I have a lot of things on my plate, I’m still in the process of setting up and trying to understand the darn manual. I’, confused about “Adjusting the joint”, see sectin 8.3 in the manual, it states:
The receiver-side of the planer table is set so that with a workpiece length of 2 m, an open joint of approximately
0.2 to 0.5 mm is produced (standard setting). The position of the outfeed side of the planer table must be adjusted with regards to the flight of the knife to achieve particular requirements.”

To my way of thinking, you are attempting to adjust the height of the outfeed table and it should be the same height of the planer blade (I did not get the quiet head). It seems that the description is telling me to adjust the table so it is slightly below the planer blade at its highest point. If this is the case then it seems that the board will always be cut a slight amount. Am I missing something?

Are they suggesting to use a 2-meter piece of wood to make the adjustment?

Sorry to be so dense but this has me stumped.

-- JohnT


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Loren

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#1 posted 02-24-2018 12:47 AM

I would guess it could read:

“The (outfeed)-side of the planer table is set so that with a workpiece length of 2 m, a (sprung or hollow) joint of approximately 0.2 to 0.5 mm is produced (standard setting). The position of the outfeed side of the planer table must be adjusted with regards to the (height) of the knife to achieve particular requirements.”

I don’t have that machine.

When setting up jointers I try to get the outfeed
table level with the highest point of the arc of
the blades, then back it off a hair. I have not
noticed that this produces a sprung joint alone but
I’ve been able to make them with this setup by
varying pressure on the board as I feed it.

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jgt1942

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#2 posted 02-24-2018 04:02 AM

Thanks, I’ll give it a try, but it will be a few days, most likely before I have power for it. I have to run a new line and at the same time I will run at least two other 240v runs for other equipment.

-- JohnT

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Mario

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#3 posted 02-24-2018 04:14 AM

The scale on the table adjusting knob seems to be quite accurate…..just place it on or under 1mm for light cuts and you are set, the manual for the Hammer machines is written and translated in another planet….. it is quite a nice machine though….

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BikerDad

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#4 posted 02-26-2018 11:23 PM

Just call Felder/Hammer’s tech support and tell them “I don’t read poorly translated Austro-German, what the heck does this mean?”

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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Aj2

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#5 posted 02-27-2018 12:52 AM

Maybe this is what they are trying to say.

-- Aj

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