Benefit of quick set knives in jointers

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Forum topic by paxorion posted 12-19-2013 01:42 AM 691 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2013 01:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

I don’t own a jointer (yet) but have been curious about the quick set knives offered on some jointers (e.g. Jet) I’m curious to know if having that feature makes change and setting jointer knives at any easier in practice (not theory)?

For example, assuming the that the jointer is perfectly co-planer, and one had to replace the jointer blades, would it simply be a matter of pulling the blades out and dropping in a new set (or rotating) before getting back to making sawdust?

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 02:27 AM

My dewalt has little tabs/holes to position the blade. I just have to remove the 2,427 little bolts holding each blade in, lift out the old, drop in the new, and reinstall the 2,427 little bolts. (It might be closer to 8 bolts, but it feels like 2,427.) Yes, it’s nice not having to get out any fancy gauges/gadgets/magnets etc. It really speeds up what used to be a tedious process.

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 02:39 AM

JustJoe – are you referring to your surface planer or jointer?

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#3 posted 12-19-2013 12:25 PM

once set up, yes, just pop in new ones, providing that the outfeed table was not moved

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