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Forum topic by Fred Clarke posted 04-06-2012 04:11 AM 1031 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Fred Clarke

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04-06-2012 04:11 AM

I was given a DJ 15 jointer but am havering trouble getting the table level and getting the blades out seems the bolts are frozen. Does anyone know where I can see a vidieo or read about how to set up this machine. And does anyone know how to get frozen nuts loose thanks you guys have always been a big help to me.

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 04:58 AM

First step for getting the nuts loose is to flush them with pb blaster or liquid wrench and let it soak in a day or so adding more at intervals. If you can’t turn them with a wrench, you may have to go to an impact wrench or some method of tapping on them while turning. Finally there is heat, and or a nut splitter if all else fails. I refurbed a stationary sander last year and had some frozen bolts. Got all but one and had to drill it out and put in a helicoil.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#2 posted 04-06-2012 02:05 PM

Are you referring to the bolts that secure the blades in place? If so they are most likely left hand thread. As stated above use some PB Blaster or Kroil and let it soak.

Here area couple of very well done general jointer and planer set up and adjustment videos

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 02:21 PM

I put up the Delta doc for the alignment procedure in PDF form here for someone else here that got a DJ-20 but it’s for the DJ-15 also.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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