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Forum topic by firefighterontheside posted 277 days ago 351 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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firefighterontheside

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277 days ago

Anyone out there with this jointer or if you know that yours is the same way. I have just gotten this jointer used and tried to run a board face through and it will not go through. It hangs up on the outfeed table. I have determined that the knives are a little below the outfeed on the side nearest to me. I suppose that I need a wrench that will fit in the narrow space where the bolt heads are. I got an alignment tool with the jointer that looks like a piece of junk. It seems I will do better by just using a straight edge on the outfeed table and bringing the knives parallel with it. Jointer did not come with a tool. Is there a narrow wrench I can get or do I need to grind one down to fit in the space. Thanks in advance for any advice.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.


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knotscott

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#1 posted 277 days ago

My regular box wrenches that are small enough to fit those bolt heads are slim enough to fit in the space available (can’t recall the size, but they’re small). If yours aren’t, you may need to take a measurement and go shopping.

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#2 posted 277 days ago

I’ll try it. It just looks like its too narrow to fit the wrench. It looks to me to be about a 7/16. I’ll try tonight.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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knotscott

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#3 posted 277 days ago

My 1182 is a 2001 model…a 5/16” wrench fits, though it’s probably actually 8mm.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 277 days ago

Mine is definitely older than that and the bolts bigger.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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cutmantom

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#5 posted 277 days ago

if its 8mm then get one, you don’t want to round off the corners, if the knives are lower than the outfeed can’t you lower the outfeed to mach the knife height, or are they not parallel to each other

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 277 days ago

Just found a parts diagram in the manual. Says they are 1/2” heads. Total of 9 of them with 3 for each knife.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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firefighterontheside

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#7 posted 277 days ago

Forgot to say the blades are not currently parallel with tables. That’s what I’m trying to accomplish and not actually change the knives.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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bold1

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#8 posted 277 days ago

When you get them loose use a flat magnet across the opening, it will hold your knifes for you to let your hands free. If you need to set the knifes below table height for any reason use steel shims and it will work the same. The magnet is much easier than anything else I ever heard of.

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firefighterontheside

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#9 posted 277 days ago

Well it was 1/2 inch bolts. Had to grind it down to fit in the tight space. Got the knives adjusted and was able to plane one side of a 4” board. I will think about the magnets next time. Need to take my extra knives in to get sharpened and then I will get some more practice with setting the knife height. Thanks guys.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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