Setting The Parallelism On Grizzly G0609X- Double OneWay Multi Tool + Starrett 380-24 Steel Straight

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Forum topic by VillageBoy posted 04-06-2014 06:44 PM 1383 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2014 06:44 PM

The first problem starts with the manual. The instructions in the manual are for the G0609, there are no specific instructions for the G0609X.

The manual says to lower the place the straight edge on the out-feed table so it hangs over the cutter-head and lower the table until the straight edge just barely touches the cutter-head.

The problem? The G0609X out-feed table does not lower enough to become level with the cutter-head. I called grizzly and they told me to set it level to the top of the indexable carbide inserts.

But in the manual it says that using this method will cause you to have to readjust the out-feed table each time you change blades.

So I bought a couple of OneWay Multi Tools so that I could use the dial indicator to reach down to the cutter head.

I set up the multi tools quick and easy, loosened the set screws on the four eccentric bushings (noticed that there were no piggy back set screws as described in the manual), and began to tap my way to parallelism with rubber mallet and punch.

After a few hours of trial and error, I cannot seem to get the that table level to the cutter-head at both ends of the table. Walking from back to front of the jointer tapping each bushing and watching the dials. It seems that I cannot get both sides to give the same reading.

There is a difference of about 0.004- 0.005” from one side of the cutter to the other.

Is this close enough?

This thing is driving me crazy. Your input and opinions concerning this matter would be appreciated very well.

Thank You

The Pursuit of Wicked Gorgeous Lumber, A Noble Undertaking….
Village Boy~

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 12:06 AM

The cutterhead may have been shimmed at the factory (this is not uncommon), and in such a way as to cause your issue. Regardless, consider shimming the cutterhead to be even with the outfeed table. You might find below interesting reading.

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#2 posted 04-07-2014 06:00 PM

Just for kicks, take the straightedge and check the outfeed table with the infeed table, both front and back. This would eliminate any chance that the tables are out of line. If the tables check out ok, then it’s back to the cutter head. If you are jointing narrow stock (3/4” – 3”) it will be OK, but .004-.005” is too much if you are going to joint stock approaching 10-12” in width. You should contact the service department.

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