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Forum topic by darthford posted 11-02-2013 07:08 AM 982 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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darthford

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11-02-2013 07:08 AM

The assembly of this beast continues over in my blog but I wanted to give Grizzly a shout out here, dialing in these parallelogram jointers is a breeze! The manual makes it sound like adjusting the eccentric bushing is some scary procedure but it really was super easy and with the fine level of adjustment you can dial these tables to .000!

I left the outfeed table alone, the factory had it set to within .004 of the cutter head front to back, I shimmed the cutter head to within less than .001. The infeed table however was high .008 at the front, the back was nearly dead on, the end of the table was just barely a touch high. I loosed the set screws and adjusted the eccentric bushing with a slight turn watching the table come up flush with my Starrett 24” ruler. All I had to do was tighten the set screws and talk about easy, nothing moved it was still dead on. I had considered leaving the back of the table alone it was that close but with this fine level of adjustment possible I gave that bushing a nudge and brought the back up to dead on also.

Your talking 10-15 minutes, now that I know how this works I could cut that down to 5 minutes. Compare that to the last time I dialed in a dovetail way jointer, that was maybe 2 hours of cussing. I nearly purchased the old style dovetail machine just because I had never messed with one of these parallelogram machines before. I don’t think I would ever go back now having experienced this. I still wish it had a finer adjustment knob for setting the infeed table height though.


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#1 posted 11-02-2013 10:22 AM

I’m so happy for you to have such a fine machine. Now make the wood you pass through it behave so nicely. LET THE WORK BEGIN!!!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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