How to adjust parallel on 16-32 Jet drum sander

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Forum topic by higtron posted 03-26-2013 05:33 PM 2334 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2013 05:33 PM

If you have this machine I would like to know your process. I’ve read the manual, watched the DVD that came with the machine I’m not geting the results that i’m looking for, so I’m wanting some tips and tricks of others.

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 06:49 PM

Setting the drum parallel is easy. Getting parallel faced
boards to come out is not. The drum will deflect easily if
you try to remove too much material in a pass.
Go really slow with your height increments (1/100”
at a pass is good to start with if working with, say, a 12”
wide board. Make at least two passes at each height
before going down another 1/100”. Initial flattening of
the board can be problematic and you just have to
be patient and slowly work off the high spots.

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 03:39 AM

hope this helps:

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