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Forum topic by Straightbowed posted 12-05-2012 04:43 PM 855 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2012 04:43 PM

I would like to thank all you lumberjocks for their knowledge of powertools this has helped me tons when I purchased my new jointer. As I was doing the assembly I remembered all the things that I read as I assembled my jointer things that jocks had problems with and this made my task much easier. one thing I did when I set the heavy cast iron on the base is made sure the main body of the jointer was forward or to the front of the base as far as possibe. Second got the pulleys coplaner before I put any thing on such as the fence this makes it much easier to align the pulleys for coplaner, double checked all bolts on motor supports and pulley set screws, then done a test run before I put anything on the planer and retightend all bolts again, then I checked the infeed outfeed for coplaner and also checked the blades this is much easier before you put the fence or anything on. So if you can understand my elementary yak maybe when you buy a new jointer you may remember this. All in all I appreciate all the jocks input, forums, jabber, fussing, and sweat maybe this may help someone when they get a new jointer and start their own assembly. dont get in no hurry when your doin your assembly take your time and you will be rewarded my jointer has no vibration what so ever when I kill the power its a smooth stop. I thing this is attributed to pulleys bein coplaner so thank you very much

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 04:47 PM

What a great looking Jointer you have there! I have an old Grizzly of similar size (G0593) and just KNOW you are going to love it!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 06:19 PM

I have the Grizzly 12” spiral head and love mine too.

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 06:24 PM

I assume this means that new projects will be posted soon? :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 06:43 PM

good advice here

glad you are up and running smooth

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 07:08 PM

A nice shiny new jointer; How pretty is that. Enjoy the new toy.

A1Jim, 12”, with the spiral cutter, really gets me thinking. I’ve seen the comments here, mostly around the 6” vs 8”, and the extra 2” difference not being too important to some folks. I bought my 8” jointer mid 90’s, and it has served me well. I’ve been giving some serious though about upgrading the jointer to a spiral head. I upgraded my thickness planer, and love the results. My question to you, how often do you use that extra width. I buy lumber in the rough, so out of habit, I tend not to buy boards no wider then 8” when possible.

-- Nicky

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 08:44 PM

That sure is a pretty rascal. Congratulations. I know that you will enjoy it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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