What tolerance is acceptable for Parallelism on Jointer

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Forum topic by gpcook posted 05-24-2012 09:23 PM 1303 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2012 09:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer parallelism

I’m adjusting the infeed parallelism on my new Grizzly G0604x Parallelogram jointer. Outfeed is good out of the box, infeed was real bad.

Inside front and rear, along with outside front are now at .010…. outside rear is at .018. Grizzly says this is acceptable for parallalism. Should I believe them?

note: I can’t get the settings any better after hours and hours of adjusting. Inside front is max low, inside rear is max high, outside rear is max high.

-- Gary, Chatsworth California

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#1 posted 05-24-2012 11:45 PM

Where are you at? You’re home page doesn’t give a clue.
I’d come over with my tools and indicators if you might be in the area.

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 04:38 PM

Thanks Jim, but I’m in Chatsworth (Los Angeles) Ca. I see you’re not too close to me. I’m new on the forum and just edited my profile.

-- Gary, Chatsworth California

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 05:58 PM

0.010” sounds a bit much.. I’ve read that 0.002-0.005 is acceptable, and I try to get mine to at least within 0.002” or better. If you are at the limits of your adjustments, then you might need to use some shims. But the real question is – how does it work as setup currently? If Grizzly says it’s acceptable, and you are getting acceptable results, then I’d just run with it as is.


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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