|Forum topic by Holbs||posted 02-04-2013 04:52 AM||2176 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
02-04-2013 04:52 AM
i have the ancient rockwell 37-600 6” jointer. this morning, i removed the cutter head assembly and tore it down to sand, clean all sorts of things. i put everything back together. before setting the jointer knives, i need to go get plexiglass and magnets this week. while i had time before super bowl, i went ahead and ensured the infeed table was co-planar to the fixed cast iron outfeed table with my smith and brown 4set machinist squares and dial indicator. yep, aok.
i then looked at my fence. it’s out of whack 1/16” at the top of the outfeed and 1/16” at the bottom of the infeed, as in twisted (not cupped). i lower the infeed table out of the way and only measured the fence and the length of the fixed cast iron outfeed table. i had perfect 90degree at the cutter head, but 1/32” off at the top at the end of the fence over outfeed table. this will not affect any face jointing, but could affect jointing ends together. i’ll have to joint a couple pieces and see just how out of whack it looks.
as i see it, my options are:
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