|Forum topic by jtm||posted 10-26-2014 07:43 AM||935 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-26-2014 07:43 AM
So I’m tuning up my jointer (Craftsman 21705 – http://www.searsoutlet.com/1-1-2-hp-6-1-8-Jointer-Planer-21705-/d/product_details.jsp?pid=9259&mode=seeAll ), and I checked the infeed and outfeed tables with a straightedge and a set of feeler gauges.
At the front part closest to the guard, the tables are about 0.003” out of coplanar. In the middle of the beds, it is out about 0.004”. At the part closest to the fence (the area that gets all the action when edge jointing), the tables are out 0.005”. If I check the diagonal. it’s still about 0.004”.
Is this an acceptable amount of error? I could try shimming the dovetail ways, but realistically, how much closer am I going to truly get?