|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 250 days ago||316 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
250 days ago
Spent the morning tinkering with machines. Cleaning, waxing, etc.
I have a Grizzly G0654 jointer and I noticed that the fence was scraping across the outfeed table when I moved it fore and aft. I also noticed it was just a bit tilted… meaning it would scrape the outfeed table at one end, but not the other.
So I set about taking the fence off, examining the “deck” it gets mounted to, etc. In order for it to slide fore and aft without scraping AND in order to have enough clearance to set the fence to bevel and all that, I ended up with the bottom of the fence about 1/16 off the outfeed table.
This is my first jointer so I’m askin’. Is this normal?
I actually had it sitting tight to the deck, but I wasn’t adjusting the fence in and out or bevel and 90, etc. I just had it set to run boards at 90 so I never noticed it would scrape and I didn’t notice it would bind when adjusting the fence angle.
Today I was running through all the setup adjustments, making sure the stops were set, checking for free movement, all that stuff. That’s when I “discovered” this.
I don’t really see an issue with the 1/16 gap unless I try to face joint a piece of veneer or something, but ….. first jointer. Gotta ask.