Planer knife setting jigs

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Forum topic by Jtravis posted 06-15-2014 08:04 PM 1306 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-15-2014 08:04 PM

Any opinions on planner knife setting jigs? I’m thinking about purchasing a Wood river or bighorn jig.

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#1 posted 06-15-2014 08:12 PM

I have a Jointer Pal ( ).

No complaints at all, just follow the instructions ( )

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 06-15-2014 11:01 PM

What planer?

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#3 posted 06-15-2014 11:25 PM

I am refurbishing a Makita 2040

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#4 posted 06-15-2014 11:44 PM

Hey that is a pretty nice one. At the top of the pack in its class

I don’t know what the cutterhead dia. Is on yours but I use a pair of magnset jigs on a 6 inch dia. I believe they will accommodate down to maybe a 2 1/2 or so

On the little guys I have a cheap import pair of micro adjustable jigs that I’ve had for a long time and probably paid 40-50 bucks for. They are risky dink for sure but you can do a very accurate setup if you pay attention.

Enjoy JB

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#5 posted 06-15-2014 11:45 PM

You just need two hardwood blocks.. pick your favorite species. The Makita 2030 and 2040 are about the easiest planers on the planet to set knives on.


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#6 posted 06-15-2014 11:52 PM

I bought some of these... they had plastic parts and arrived
broken. I set them back to the seller for a refund.

After that I bought these and they work well. All metal.

Planer pal

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