Help setting up Jet JJ6CSX Jointer

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Forum topic by JeremyT21 posted 01-24-2015 01:50 AM 744 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2015 01:50 AM

Hi all,

I recently purchased a used JJ6CSX jointer. It is about 6 years old. I’m having trouble getting it coplaner. The outside edge seems to be good, but the inside closest to the fence/cutterhead is about .020” out. The manual doesn’t mention anything about getting the infeed/outfeed tables coplaner. Anyone have any experience that might help me out? Thanks


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#2 posted 01-24-2015 03:25 AM

Welcome to the world of shimming dovetailed ways. I did it on mine with soda can strips. And being an idiot I shimmed the infeed wing. Should’ve shimmed the outfeed wing. Doh! I used a straight edge to get the wings coplanar by slowly shimming the (wrong) infeed wing by putting shims in the dovetail ways. It worked great. But if I move the depth of cut I’m afraid the shims would fall out. Some day I will remove the shims from the indeed wing and reshim the out feed wing and then reset the cutters to the out feed wing. It takes patience but it is doable. I now have shimming stock made from brass so I will use that instead.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#3 posted 01-24-2015 04:19 AM

Thanks for the help. Exactly what I was looking for. I messed with the gib screws for at least a few hours. I’ll try the shims tomorrow.


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