|Forum topic by Paul D||posted 05-19-2014 03:50 AM||579 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-19-2014 03:50 AM
I’m trying to adjust my G0452 jointer, which is a dovetail way jointer. I’ve got a long precision straight edge, a couple sets of feeler gauges for measuring and shimming, and I’ve watched all the how-to videos I can find.
My understanding of the process is that I need to raise the infeed table as high as it goes, then adjust the outfeed table so its a bit lower. I then measure the gap at each of the four corners of the outfeed table with my straight edge on the infeed table, using the feeler gauges. Then to level everything out, I unscrew the gib screws on the outfeed table, shim, re-tighten, measure and repeat.
I’ve spent about 4 hours doing that and I’m no closer to coplanar in/outfeed tables! I’m not sure if I’m missing a step somewhere or doing something wrong?
I started off with :
Left Back – 0.020
Seems like I should shim the right-front corner by 0.006, but if I do that both front corners are raised and I’m seemingly no closer to the goal.