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andy81563

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911 days ago

I have just purchased what I feel is a nice Delta jointer 37-315. Everything seems to be in good shape except the tables are not moving freely. I can turn adjustment handles a couple of turns then they lock down. Could it be that the slides are just gunked up? How do I go about correcting this?


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 907 days ago

Andy, i had the same issue, check your gib screws, the little allen head set screws on the back of the machine. Mine were cranked down pretty good and the outfeed table wouldnt move a lick.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 907 days ago

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/delta-37315-type-834-jointer-parts-c-3275_7655_13877.html

Here’s a parts breakdown

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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andy81563

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#3 posted 795 days ago

I’m back on the same jointer, though, I figured how to raise and lower the tables. However, the infeed and outfeed tables are not parallel. The tables are out in such a way that they form a “frown”. Extreme ends are lower than the adjacent ends next to the cutter head. Is there any way to adjust this?

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#4 posted 795 days ago

Youll have to shim the ways. Dovetail ways , right ?

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andy81563

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#5 posted 794 days ago

Yes, dovetail ways, but, there is no play in the tables, so how can I shim them? I guess when I loosen the gib screws there will be play.

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