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Forum topic by jcame posted 03-08-2009 12:03 AM 1254 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jcame

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03-08-2009 12:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer problem issues

I’ve had a little craftsman jointer for a year or so and I can’t seem to get it to stop jointing wedges. I’ve adjusted the tables six ways from Sunday and still tapered wedges. I’m about to upgrade to an 8” Grizz. but I’m determined to resolve this issue. If anyone has an idea, I’m all ears. Thanks, Jed

-- Jed,Ala,jmwoodworks057.com


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ChicoWoodnut

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#1 posted 03-08-2009 12:16 AM

It’s usually because the outfeed is just a hair higher than the cutters. That is what causes a wedge

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Troubleshooting_an_OutofWhack_Jointer.html

And I found this comment on that forum too.

“I had an old Craftsman 6”er just like that one that a competitor sold to me, sort of like a Trojan horse. The best way to set the knives is to set it on the forklift close to the dumpster opening and then use the mast tilt. Sorry, but that is a really bad design”

BTW, I own a 6” Jet and I have experienced the wedge. My jet is probably a little easier to adjust than that Craftsman but it is still a PITA.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#2 posted 03-08-2009 03:47 AM

I’m with soctts method of adjustment. That’s why some people call the brand “crapsmen” Sad but true
You should be much happier with the grizzly. Sorry sears fans

Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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