Need Help Adjusting PM 54A Jointer Tables

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Forum topic by MJCD posted 03-13-2014 02:15 AM 1319 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2014 02:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer table leveling 54a coplanar

I’m turning to the Forum for help.

My Powermatic 54A Tables are not coplanar, and the adjusting gibs seem useless in resolving the issue – I’ve loosened them to where they virtually fall out of the machine, but do not seem to move the tables – I have concerns about tightening them – but I’m not sure why… Currently, my tables dip in the middle, by the cutter head, and it appears that I need to lower the table-ends. On my 54A, there appear to be 3 gibs on both the Infeed and outfeed tables – though, the manual shows 2 are for table leveling.

I’ve ordered a 50” aluminum straight-edge and feeler gauges from Lee Valley – for use once I determine how to adjust the tables.

Any insight the Forum members can provide is most appreciated.

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#1 posted 03-20-2014 12:34 PM

Have any shims been installed? That could the problem or the solution to you problem. Good luck.

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#2 posted 03-20-2014 01:25 PM

You can use pieces of aluminum soda cans for shims.

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