in feed table sag/tilt on delta dj-15

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Forum topic by knotsofast posted 02-20-2015 01:53 AM 901 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2015 01:53 AM

I am hoping some one out there can help me fix sag on my in feed table of my dj-15 , I am right in the middle of building a new work bench and the side of in feed farthest from blades tips down almost 1/16 lower while blade side stays put. I can lift it up to position and it stays until you try to joint anything larger than a 1×4…..I have never run into this before on a jointer. Any one know how to adjust in feed on this machine? The manual I have is close to useless. manual only briefly addresses adjusting out feed to match in feed, nothing about any in feed adjustments beyond setting a positive stop (which I never use).

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#1 posted 02-20-2015 03:05 AM

Doesn’t that jointer have eccentrics to adjust the tables? Plenty of instructions can be found with a quick google.


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#2 posted 02-20-2015 04:48 AM

What about the bed alignment gibs? Allen set screws with external nuts to secure them along both beds? If the beds glides effortlessly when turning the wheel odds are one or more gibs are sloppy.

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#3 posted 02-21-2015 02:38 AM

It’s a parallelogram type jointer. Independent adjusters of each corner of each table with eccentrics. No dovetailed ways or vibe on this machine. Google table adjustment manual for DJ series jointers. It’s a fixable problem. You will need a straight edge about the length of both tables to actually really adjust this machine. There double set screws on the eccentric. Remove the top set screw then loosen the lower one. Often people loosen the top set screw and try adjusting the cam only to score the cam.

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#4 posted 02-21-2015 11:56 AM

Thanks rick 1955, I followed your advise and I am on my way to getting back a perfect setup. That double screw really had me frustrated! I had a feeling I was missing something I didn’t want to force it, you would think the manual would have mentioned that. Been a long day too tired to finish tonight

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