|Forum topic by groland||posted 757 days ago||1062 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
757 days ago
I recently obtained a small jointer. Its fence is supported by a little “foot” that rests on the infeed table ahead of the cutters and at the end of the infeed table. At the end of the table there is a horizontal slot into which a very large T-bolt head is located. It allows the fence to be moved left or right. The T-bolt’s threaded shaft passes through an acred opening in a bracket attached to the end of the fence. This allows the fence angle relative to the bed to be set. Outside of this bracket there is a large flat washer and the “nut”” that is cranked down to fasten the fence bracket to the end of the table. So, in essence, this one “nut” fastens the washer, fence bracket and table together.
Now, my problem—the fence slips. The “nut” does have a short handle on a rod with which to tighten it, but no matter how tight I make it with my hands, the fence still slips. I can’t seem to get it tight enough to hold the fence securely.
Now my “bad”. Last night, when I was trying to loosen up these parts and figure out how it all works, I sprayed some WD-40 on these parts. So there may be a film of lubricant on some of them that is contributing to the slippage I’m experiencing. So I have the following questions:
Any help appreciated.