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Forum topic by lumbermeister posted 09-07-2013 06:58 PM 637 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lumbermeister

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09-07-2013 06:58 PM

Took delivery yesterday of a new G0604X jointer. Setup has gone well (a few nits that I will detail in a review once I’ve familiarized myself with the unit) – But – Here is my issue re. the fence stops (especially the 90 degree stop):

How can or does one set a 90 degree stop, which consists of a plunger that locks with a collar on the fence’s upper rotational shaft, when the fence assembly’s lower rotational shaft also is prone to moving whenever the rotational lock handle is unlocked?

Setting the dedicated 90 degree stop is simple enough – find the 90 degree point (that in itself is a little trial and error), set the collar on the upper shaft to interlock with a mating plunger, and tighten a set screw. Issue is, this setting is tied to the rotational position of upper rotation shaft and, as mentioned above, unlocking the rotation lock will usually cause the fence to rotate about the lower shaft, rendering the just-set 90 degree stop on the upper shaft obsolete.

I imagine that the hard stops for 45 degrees and 135 degrees are similarly affected, but I doubt I will be using them much.

Thank you. – Eric


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bowedcurly

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 08:54 PM

you really wont use it much just sayin

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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bowedcurly

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#2 posted 09-07-2013 08:58 PM

I have a 490 and have used my bevel cut one time that was when I first got the jointer same as you. I figured I would set it up when needed. as you always have to check your angle of fence each time anyway to be safe just sayin

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#3 posted 09-07-2013 09:29 PM

I love my grizzly….. it does have one thing.. The stops are crap.. I have found the answer to your question
is…. exactly?!?
oh well. IMO don’t wast too much time on them… Just check things often. Fortunately the fence does lock off well.. so that is good.

”How can or does one set a 90 degree stop, which consists of a plunger that locks with a collar on the fence’s upper rotational shaft, when the fence assembly’s lower rotational shaft also is prone to moving whenever the rotational lock handle is unlocked?”

-- Who is John Galt?

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Woodendeavor

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#4 posted 09-07-2013 11:18 PM

Forget trying to set the stops and buy yourself a little magnetic angle box. That will allow you to set any angle you would ever dream of using…works well for the table saw too

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