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Forum topic by BroncoBrian posted 04-17-2015 10:27 PM 953 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2015 10:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

Can someone tell me why a jointer fence comes so far forward? Is it just to be able to make angles and is there a reason you would want to joint in the middle of the table?

Cleaning mine now, just curious how often I would move it and how clean all that needs to be under there.

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 10:29 PM

Rabbets I think.

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#2 posted 04-17-2015 10:33 PM

I move mine forward to spread out the wear on the knives. You can also move it all the way forward to use the rabbeting edge. (I use a router for that though).

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 11:00 PM

Got it, that makes sense. I thought some would use it for wear but rabbiting makes sense as well. I guess it needs to come forward to tilt back in for an angle also.

Just seems like sliding it forward could scratch up the table.

This thing is about cleaned up. WD40/tooth brush and some shop towels. Getting pretty.

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#4 posted 04-18-2015 02:47 AM

One more question:

Jet has two power switch mounting options. One is low to the front right, so the switch is located below the right table. The second is at an angle back to the right behind the fence.

Seems like the upgraded jointers have the location high and back, but the extension is not really long enough so the stop paddle would be mostly behind the fence. If I want to stop it quickly it seems easier open on the low side.

Am I missing something?

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 03:02 AM

Mine scratches. I don’t really on the factory stop even after adjustment.

So in other words. I don’t want to scratch it and I don’t want to pull the square out so I leave it.

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#6 posted 04-18-2015 03:26 AM

got it Fridge. Makes sense to me. I expect to leave it square and in place.

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#7 posted 04-18-2015 03:38 AM

What HTown said

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#8 posted 04-18-2015 04:31 AM

You could put something on the bottom edge of the fence, to keep it from scratching the table. Maybe glue on a thin strip of wood. Or apply a strip of UHMW tape.

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#9 posted 04-18-2015 05:04 AM

True. I’m lazy.

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#10 posted 04-18-2015 05:42 AM

Also when you are edge jointing a tall board on a wide 12+ jointer it is much nicer to be able to do it close to your body than trying to support a 15” or so board on edge against the fence a foot or more away. I tend to move my fence for most of my edge jointing then move it back for face jointing, I tend to do boards in batches, edge jointing all of them then face jointing. It also naturally helps even the wear across the cutter head.

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#11 posted 04-18-2015 02:34 PM

Thanks Ahuxley

That does make sense. Everything cleaned up great on it last night. The fence system is heavy duty for sure but simple to move and adjust. I was dead on square to the table in a minute.

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#12 posted 04-18-2015 06:39 PM

This is what I do with mine.
I use the closer side for jointing edges, 2” or less,
I use the far side to joint something that may nick the blade or cause to make the blade dull quicker. Plywood is a great example. I get more time between sharpenings when I do this.

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#13 posted 04-19-2015 12:23 AM

As far as your power switch, low on the right would be my choice. Where I could shut it down with my knee.

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#14 posted 04-19-2015 09:23 PM

Spread out the wear.

I think it reduce wear and tear on your back when edge jointing, part if 8” or wider don’t have to lean over as much.

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