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Forum topic by LogJammer posted 03-04-2013 08:49 PM 982 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2013 08:49 PM

I just picked up a Delta JT360 jointer. It was in bad shape so I took it completely apart and cleaned it and put it all together. It is humming nicely now. In the process of setting the knives I noticed that the cutter head sticks about a 1/16” beyond the plane of the rabbet shelf. I do occasionally like to cut rabbets on a jointer so I’m wondering if anyone has any idea how to set this back. There isn’t any adjustment that I’m aware of.


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#1 posted 03-04-2013 09:12 PM

Where do the knives sit in relation to side of the rabbet shelf and the side of the cutterhead?

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 09:23 PM

The knives are flush with the side of the ccutterhead but are 1/16” into the rabbet shelf.

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 09:33 PM

A picture would help explain what it is you are asking.. as most every jointer I have seen with a rabbet ledge has the cutter head extend slightly out from the table on the rabbeting side, and most also tell you to let the knives protrude slightly (about 1/16”) as well. When producing rabbets, you measure from the outbound side of the blade back to the fence so where it actually ends is not critical.. Not familiar with your particular model, but just about every rabbeting jointer I’ve ever seen look about the same, as seen here:


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#4 posted 03-04-2013 09:38 PM

Thanks Brad,

Thats what I was hoping. Thats basically what my jointer looks like.

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