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Forum topic by Lou Penta posted 04-25-2014 04:29 PM 689 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lou Penta

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04-25-2014 04:29 PM

I am trying to set up my delta 6”jointer and seem to be having a problem getting a straight edge on a 3/4 inch thick pine board, I end up with a bowed edge being narrower at both ends and high in the middle. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong. I tried to set the knives and table tops up as accurately as I could.

-- Lou, Florida


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Pezking7p

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 05:08 PM

If you’re cutting thin at the trailing and leading edge, your out feed table is probably tilted up at the out feed end. Adjust it back to coplanar with the infeed table, then set your knife height, then check it again.

-- -Dan

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hoosier0311

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 05:09 PM

maybe some help here, it sound slike the tables are not co-planer to each other.
http://www.wwgoa.com/master-the-jointer

http://woodworkerszone.com/wiki/index.php?title=Setting_jointer_tables_coplaner

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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Lou Penta

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#3 posted 04-25-2014 07:35 PM

Thanks for the quick replys. Went back into the shop and aligned the tables as parallel as I could and reset blade height, this made a huge improvement in a jointed edge .
Thanks again

-- Lou, Florida

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 04-26-2014 01:25 AM

And always remember to joint the concave (not the convex) side.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 04-26-2014 01:38 AM

Also being sure that the out feed table is as close as possible to the height of the knives at their highest point.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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cutworm

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#6 posted 04-26-2014 01:50 AM

Pretty good article.
http://www.newwoodworker.com/basic/usejntr.html

And another

http://www.newwoodworker.com/jntrprobfxs.html

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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