|Forum topic by Matt Przybylski||posted 113 days ago||539 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
113 days ago
Hey everyone, I’m just about at my wits end here. When I got this jointer over a year ago (almost two years ago now) I was not very good with machine setup and had no idea what I was doing. On top of that, at that point in my very young woodworking hobby, “close enough” was good enough for me. As I’ve matured as a woodworker I’ve started to dial in my machinery more consistently and “close enough” is just not good enough anymore. On my last project after jointing I noticed I didn’t have perfectly square edges so I wanted to do something about it finally this week that I’m on vacation from work.
I took my jointer apart down to the point where I can adjust the parallelism in the beds and did everything according to the instructions. the outfeed table is pretty much dead parallel to the cutterhead as confirmed by my Veritas steel straight edge (never been dropped or anything like that, I take great care of it so I know it’s accurate). I then proceeded to do the infeed table as it pertains to the outfeed table (again, as per the directions) and here is where my problem is (and pretty visible). No matter how much I adjust the eccentric bushings of this parallelogram jointer I can’t seem to get this level. At the cutterhead the infeed table touches the straight edge but the further away you get from the cutterhead it starts to dip down. I’ve check that the table is indeed flat and as far as I could tell it really is. I can’t for the life of me figure out why, when adjusting the bushings, I can only come about close enough to the point where I can still visibly see a space between the straight edge and the table (I didn’t bother with feeler gauges because I could physically see the space pretty easily).
Before I call Grizzly tomorrow and try to get them to help me I figured I’d ask here if any of you have any wisdom you could hopefully impart on me and what I may be doing wrong? Here is an exaggerated picture of my problem just so you could visually see what I’m talking about.
I really appreciate any help anyone can offer as I’m pretty desperate at this point and it’s driving me nuts.
-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com