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Forum topic by tenderfootbob posted 12-20-2013 03:39 PM 881 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2013 03:39 PM

I have a out-feed table for my jointer that has a depression or dip of .007 inches. Does anyone know a machine shop in southern California where I could get my table ground flat?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Tenderfoot Bob

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#1 posted 12-20-2013 04:11 PM

I don’t know a specific shop in your area, but there are many machine shops that can flatten a jointer bed.
I would generally consider .007 out of spec for a jointer as well. Curious though, does it translate to inaccuracies in the jointed lumber?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 12-20-2013 04:25 PM

Any machine shop can do that, look in your yellow pages.
I had my indeed table on my Powermatic repaired/welded and re-machined

-- Bert

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 06:26 PM

How far does the .007” depression extend. If it is just a short dip, I wouldn’t worry about it.

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 06:32 PM

This place would probably know or be able to do it, since
they do restorations.

I concur that it may not be needed. If it’s affecting your
work in a bad way, then fix it. I had a jointer/planer
combo for some years with weird tables and I learned
to work around its quirks.

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 06:34 PM

Where is the dip? And as Pinto asks, is it affecting actual operation, or are you simply measuring things.

If it’s close to the knives, and affecting the results, I’d fix it.

If the dip is way out near the end, I might not fix it, as you’ve got all that reference surface after the knives.

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