|Forum topic by groland||posted 06-27-2012 07:49 PM||1550 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
06-27-2012 07:49 PM
I saw a Grizzly 8-inch jointer and have decided to buy it. I have a few questions I hope you can settle for me. First off, I was impressed with the condition of the machine. It looked almost new as the seller said in his ad. I took an 8” piece of rough-milled 4/4 cherry and jointed one side. It did a nice job. Smooth, pretty quiet operation.
I did have a couple of slightly cupped spots, but I noticed they were in different locations with different passes, so I assume this was maybe the fault of my technique? (I have only used a 6-inch jointer before on much smaller, lighter boards.) If the board was slightly bowed and, when changing hands while passing it through, I pressed the board downwards, I assume this might account for the cupped areas?
The wide, long bed provides a good secure feeling while jointing big timbers.
Also, when tightened, I could grab both ends of the fence and rock it for and aft about 1/16 inch. Is this something I ought to worry about or is it just likely something in need of adjustment?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a large jointer?