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Deano56

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04-04-2015 09:20 PM

Does anyone know if the fence on a dj-15 jointer is supposed to drag on the outfeed table or is there an adjustment to keep it just above the table? Mine is dragging and has left lines in the table, although not deep but I would think that is not the way it was designed

-- Deano


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#1 posted 04-04-2015 10:14 PM

I spent 16 years repairing and tuning jointers and never saw a fence that didn’t sut on the table. Also if you move the fence check it for 90 degrees. My Oliver 16”, $10,000 jointer was no exception. Just lift it up to keep from scratching.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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#2 posted 04-04-2015 11:10 PM

I had a Northfield jointer and just don’t remember it dragging across my newly re-ground tables, well I guess I will have to lift and move. I sure miss the heavy made machinery, this 6” Delta is a toy but, it has to do for now

-- Deano

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#3 posted 04-04-2015 11:19 PM

I have the open leg version of the Delta DJ-15 6” jointer. There is enough play in the central table support bracket to allow the fence to drag on the outfeed table. I just lift the back of the fence a little to keep it from dragging.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 04-05-2015 12:02 AM

ok, thanks folks

-- Deano

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#5 posted 04-05-2015 12:38 AM



I spent 16 years repairing and tuning jointers and never saw a fence that didn t sut on the table. Also if you move the fence check it for 90 degrees. My Oliver 16”, $10,000 jointer was no exception. Just lift it up to keep from scratching.

- rick1955


Yes, I did and the 90 degree positioner doesn’t seem to be consistent

-- Deano

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#6 posted 04-05-2015 12:39 AM

It sounds like your outfeed table needs to be lowered and your knives reset. I just picked up this Delta DJ-15 off of Craigslist about 3 weekends ago. I’m still cleaning and setting up the Delta DC-33 13” Planer I got along with it. Here is what my outfeed table looks like. I can get other pictures if you need them. There is a pretty good gap between my outfeed table top and the bottom of the fence. I dunno if the gap is supposed to be that big. Maybe I’ll adjust that when I put the new knives in I bought??

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#7 posted 04-05-2015 11:24 PM



It sounds like your outfeed table needs to be lowered and your knives reset. I just picked up this Delta DJ-15 off of Craigslist about 3 weekends ago. I m still cleaning and setting up the Delta DC-33 13” Planer I got along with it. Here is what my outfeed table looks like. I can get other pictures if you need them. There is a pretty good gap between my outfeed table top and the bottom of the fence. I dunno if the gap is supposed to be that big. Maybe I ll adjust that when I put the new knives in I bought??

- Quanter50


If you will look under your fence on the outfeed table, you will see that the fence casting actually does sit on the table near the cutter head, it just doesn’t look like it does because of the gap next to it. You have to be looking for it

-- Deano

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