6" Jet Jointer table alignment

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Forum topic by Joe_M posted 03-28-2012 07:22 PM 2316 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2012 07:22 PM

I have a Jet 6” Long-Bed Jointer (Model: JJ-6CSXW) that I bought several years ago. I installed a new set of knives on it yesterday and measured the table clearances while I was at it. I found that the infeed table is non-coplanar across the front and also dips down quite a bit on the back. I have the manual for the jointer but can’t find a way to adjust the infeed table to be coplanar with the outfeed table. There is an adjustment to tighten any loose gibs though – is that it? What am I missing here?

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#1 posted 03-28-2012 08:00 PM

If this jointer is of the wedge design where the tables slide up and down on ways and has gibs, the way to adjust the tables is by use of metal shims placed strategically on the ways to lift the table. Pretty much by trail and error. Put a shim in and see how much the table moves then adjust the shims thickness until you dial it in. My 8” jointer was like that, one of the reasons why I replaced it with one that has a parallelogram table lift mechanism.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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