Burr on Jet 6" Jointer Knife

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Forum topic by R1ch posted 06-18-2013 03:29 PM 839 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2013 03:29 PM

There is a small burr on one of the knives on my Jet 6” jointer. It is leaving a very small 1/16 – 1/32” mark in the wood I plane with it.

What is the proper way to remove this burr?

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 04:24 PM


It depends on whether the knives are leaving a ridge or a groove on the board.

If it’s a groove (depression) in the wood, you will need to resharpen all the blades.

If it’s a ridge (raised line) and if your blades are still sharp you can loosen one blade and move it the width of the ridge and that way the nick in each blade will be slightly mismatched and your ridge will disappear.

If you are not able to move the blade left or right at all, you will need to resharpen all the blades to remove the damage.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 04:27 PM

Fine Woodworking shows a technique to hone your jointer knives in place. It probably wouldn’t remove a chip, but it would clean up a raised burr. You may need to be a member to access the article.
I have used this method on my Jet jointer, and it works well.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 06-18-2013 05:38 PM

It is a raised rid I will try moving the cutter over slightly.

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