Setting up a jointer question (pics inside)

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Forum topic by Cosmo posted 10-05-2012 11:24 PM 815 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2012 11:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer set up blades

So I made one of those magnet jigs to hold the blades while you tighten the screws except, I can not figure out how to loosen the blades. lol.

There were the two obvious onethat I un-tightened, and the one across from those appear to raise and lower the blade height. But the blade is still wedged in very tight. Any ideas.

The second picture shows two screws located in-between two of the blades. Are these keeping everything(all 3 blades) tight?

This appears to be an old craftsman if that is of any help.


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#1 posted 10-05-2012 11:33 PM

On my Craftsman of 1978, the aluminum bar with the two hex head cap screws is loosened. I remove the screws. . The bar needs to drop down to release the tension on the blades. It’s most often jambed in REAL tight and requires a good rap or so with a hardwood block and hammer. Sometime I’ll take a large screwdriver and pry a little from the ends of the bar to get it to loosen. At any rate the screws under the blades only raise and lower the blades to proper height with that bar loose, the bar is wedge shaped and jams the blades tight against the roller when it’s tightened..

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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