|Forum topic by Mark Shymanski||posted 07-04-2009 08:36 PM||1733 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
07-04-2009 08:36 PM
Finally got some shop time so thought I would try out my new Leigh Super Jig. First step is to dimension some wood. Fine, I get my 5 test pieces lined up joint ‘em and then run them through the planer to dimension them. One side is dead on 3/4 ” the other about 1/8 or so narrower. I was a bit annoyed, as I’d never measured this carefully before and have probably had this major difference since I bought the used Dewalt.
Well I had to change to sharp blades anyway…and I figured how hard could it be to remedy the unparallelness anyway. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss LOL! I pulled the cover off quickly swapped the blades out (I downloaded the manual from the Dewalt website…Thank you Dewalt!). The manual does not describe how to true up the squareness of the machine. So I look at it for a bit and fiddle around and notice the threaded rods on both sides that raise and lower the cutting head. They measure about 2 mm off (the distance from the deck to the frame of the cutter head). On top of one of them is of course the crank, on the opposite side is a wee disc with a set screw in it. I undo the set screw fiddle a bit with the cutter head measure both sides and voila it it back in true. Well I’ve not run wood through it yet but I had to come in and make the kids lunch and thought I’d quickly blog about this. Is blog a verb or a noun? Any way I am very pleased with how well this worked so far and really appreciate how well written and illustrated the manual was and how easy it was to take apart.. and more importantly rebuild the 733.
Well got to get the kids fed, type at you folks later :-)
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