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Forum topic by Jeff82780 posted 05-14-2012 09:46 PM 1004 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2012 09:46 PM

well i finally splurged and bought a shop fox w1741 8” parallelogram jointer. So my question is how accurate do you guys usually get when it comes to getting both your tables to parallel. I can fit a .002 feeler underneath , but not a .003. is this good enough or should i aim for better? what ya think.

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 09:50 PM

IMO, that’s good enough. Unlike making items out of steel, (previous life) wood has a bit of forgiveness and of course there’s always sandpaper, to clean it up. There may be others who feel differently, this is just my thoughts, I figure, I’m a little off so why shouldn’t my projects be a reflection on me, LOL.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 01:49 AM

I think that’s plenty, I had my jointer giving me problems tapering wood and I noticed my jointer tables were off by .010 and I thought that was the problem. I also had to change my blades so I did that first and ran my jointer again and the problems were taken care of. I still fixed my tables and got it to within .001, Since I fixed the tables I haven’t noticed a big difference, I had good results either way.

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 09:21 PM

Sounds good to me compared to my Grizzly parallelogram jointer. The outfeed is perfect, but the best I can get the infeed ia .010 in 3 corners and .018 in the fourth. Grizzly says that’s acceptable but I’m not sure it is.

-- Gary, Chatsworth California

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