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Forum topic by phlyers posted 08-12-2013 03:10 AM 377 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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phlyers

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08-12-2013 03:10 AM

I recently acquired one and have a dumb question. I’m probably overlooking something but here goes. One half of the table is stationary (can’t be raised/lowered) while the other half can be raised or lowered depending on how much you need to take off each pass via a small T-handle. When I say “half” I mean it’s TABLE—cutter head—TABLE. I’m sure you knew that though. Anyway if I need to lower the one half (to take more material off) the work piece stops after it gets past the cutter because the other half of the table is stationary and is now HIGHER than the other side. Sorry sounds so confusing here but to me it makes sense that BOTH tables move with each other no?


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#1 posted 08-12-2013 03:22 AM

No, the knife height needs to be the same as the out feed table. That way as the wood is removed the outfeed table supports the board at the same height. That is how the board is flattened. Your problem is likely that the knives need to be adjusted to be even with the out feed. I know this because I had the same problem when I got my jointer. If your outfeed is not adjustable, you have to reset the knives to it. Loosen the knives and place a straight edge on the outfeed. Bring the knives up to where they just kiss the straight edge. That should fix the problem.

-- 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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#2 posted 08-12-2013 03:25 AM

I should have googled this before typing my novel haha. The time it took me to type that I could have adjusted the knives and been done! Oh well you live and you learn.

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 03:29 AM

:-)

-- 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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