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Forum topic by Winstew posted 04-08-2013 06:10 AM 1688 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Winstew

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04-08-2013 06:10 AM

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I recently bought a Delta 37-190 6” jointer for a pretty decent price. It was pretty neglected but all cosmetic. ( Tons of rust). with some TLC and some great rust chemicals I have seemed to successfully brought it back to life. My question is that I cannot seem to figure out how to adjust the fence completely. I will try to explain in words but it might get complicated to visualize it….. I have made the fence square with the knives on vertical but the horizontal adjustment is messing with me. I figured out the back and forth adjustment, the one that uncovers our covers more of the knife cutting edge, but still can’t seem to get the other. I have a good 2 inches worth of play from one end to the other. Now I know this won’t affect my angles but I know it’s not supposed to be like that. Am I missing an adjustment somewhere? I looked all over and can’t find anything to tighten that part up, only those 2 little sliding gauges on each side of the rails behind the vertical fence section. please help!!


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#1 posted 04-08-2013 09:35 AM

Does your fence support look like this?

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 08:51 PM

looks exactly like that…. minus the owners manual lol

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 09:24 PM

I’m a little confused, so let me ask a couple of questions. Are you able to lock the fence to one position? In other words, you said you had the horizontal adjustment figured out but are you able to lock the fence down so the horizontal position doesn’t move?

Does your jointer have the long black cover on the back side of the fence?

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 10:48 PM

Yea I was afraid this would turn confusing, thanks knotscott for the pics, it might help me out a little. In the first picture you can see the 2 black locking knobs on the right hand side of the fence. The one on the back adjusts the “horizontal” or back and forth over the knives. I have that part figured out. The other knob locks or adjusts the angle of the fence in relation to the knife set, I have that figured out as well.

My specifc issue is movement of the front and rear of the fence moving back and forth over the table. This sounds odd, but its almost like it is pivoting (about 2” worth of travel) on the center.

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 11:01 PM

There is a hexagonal rod attached to the back of the fence that slides through the bracket in the back of the jointer. The knob on the back adjusts the tension on that rod. If you take the black cover (the long cover with the slot the tension knob slides through) off, you should see 2 other hex head bolts in the bracket. Look to see if they are there.

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 01:47 AM

”but its almost like it is pivoting (about 2” worth of travel) on the center.”

Does the fence still move once it’s tightened down, or just when the knob is losened to move the fence? As in, is the fence free to move when in use? If so, it’s a problem….if not, it’s not.

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 12:45 AM

Thanks samura! that was the trick. I just didn’t see/ feel that hex screw up under the fence because it was caked with saw dust and oil. Thing works like a charm now, just have to figure out a clever way to connect to that odd shaped discharge port…..

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