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Forum topic by whitebeast88 posted 04-11-2013 12:51 AM 841 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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whitebeast88

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04-11-2013 12:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question jointer

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i bought a new-to me jointer last night.its a delta jt360 6”.i paid $200for it and think i did ok.if i paid per pound i know i did good!!!

question’s
1)what do i need to do as maint.cause its been sitting for probably a year or better cause the gentleman has real bad arthritis and can’t woodwork anymore.
2)i run a test piece through to seeif it cut,and it sniped at a couple different places.i’m not sure if i didn’t hold it down good or if it needs adjustment.

any info and suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated,this is the my first jointer and the only one i’ve ever used.

thanks in advance.marty.

-- Marty.Athens,AL


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lumberdog

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#1 posted 04-11-2013 01:05 AM

I’m sure that once you get it cleaned up and tuned up, you will be happy with it. also that was a great price for what you got.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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crippledcarpenter

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#2 posted 04-11-2013 01:24 AM

first thing clean up the cast and get a coat of bosheild or wax on it. next raise both wings up just above the blades and put a good straight edge across them to see if the wings are level. once you determine that, everything else is easy. check the knifes for sharpness and make saw dust. should take you a few hours at worst.

-- haste makes firewood.

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whitebeast88

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 01:43 AM

thanks for the advice the knifes seem pretty sharp.
i’m hoping tomorrow i can work on cleaning it up and putting some wax on it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Todd Barrone

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#4 posted 04-11-2013 01:54 AM

Wow you lucky dog you! I am so happy for you, that’s one of my next wish list items. Awesome, enjoy

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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toolie

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 12:59 PM

you might want to consult this article on jointers:

http://www.newwoodworker.com/usejntr.html

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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jordanp

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 02:17 PM

Nice piece of machinery there…

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 08:08 PM

thanks everyone on the comments.
thanks for the link toolie.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#8 posted 04-11-2013 10:10 PM

Have had an older version of this planer for awhile. When I got mine (out of a school surplus sale) it had co-planer problems on the rear table. According to the local rep I called it turns out to be a common problem with this model. I had to loosen the rear table and do some careful shimming. Since then it has been makin’ them straight for years.

-- Who is John Galt?

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whitebeast88

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#9 posted 04-11-2013 10:46 PM

thanks joey,i’m hoping to toy with it this weekend and check the accurracy.thanks for the info.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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