|Forum topic by Ton80||posted 05-03-2013 07:50 PM||4262 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-03-2013 07:50 PM
I searched G for info on this but came up with nothing so I figure it’s time to ask the experts. I broke out my PC 4210 last night to cut some box joints. Using the included manual as a guide all went smoothly on my test cuts. I then set the jig up for the Cherry pieces I wanted to join. I used corner ‘A’ to set up the jig and then went through and cut all 4 corners worth of joints. I did test the first corner and it was good but each corner cut after that are not aligning properly. All outside faces were placed either against the jig or away from it in the proper orientation, everything butted up to the stop plates and aluminum plates properly.
The manual doesn’t state the need to precisely center or line up the wood relating to the side to side placement in the jig except on the right side cut for the second piece. On this set up you center the fingers between the aluminum template and slide the stop plate over. Note, nowhere does it say this has to be exact so I am assuming as close as your eye can determine center is fine. For the first piece, I also tried to center the piece the best I could by eye since no comments are made in the manual about lining up this piece except to line up the marks on the template where the good piece and scrap piece meet.
Obviously something is wrong with the way I did this because the other 3 joints I cut are all out of alignment so that the edges of what would be my cabinet box don’t line up. The fit of the fingers are fine. Is it necessary to set up each joint ( the 2 cuts ) independent of each other or can you set one and just cut the remaining 3 for a 4 sided box?
-- struggling to make a living at what I love doing... thanks for making it so difficult Vampire State.