|Forum topic by andersonoo7||posted 10-06-2013 04:36 AM||1496 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
10-06-2013 04:36 AM
I picked up a GeeTech jointer from CL for a nominal price.
I ran a few boards through it when I got home just to see what was going on. It certainly needed some cleanup…
I did pull out the cutter head to keep from getting WD-40 all over it. However, when I put everything back together, the whole thing seemed outta whack! Mill marks were very far apart, lots of snipe, and even the outfeed table seems tilted toward the fence and cutter head.
The following images show the how the table(s) become less square to the fence as the wood would pass through the jointer:
Infeed table farthest from cutter head:
Infeed table just before cutter head:
Outfeed table just after cutter head:
Outfeed table at end of fence:
I’ve never tuned a jointer before and need help… I’m getting tapered boards! Do I need to shim the back of the outfeed table (don’t know how)? Can someone please explain ‘gib screws’? I read how they may work, but don’t know exactly how to make adjustments with them. Please offer anything you can with the information given. If you need more info, let me know.