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08-03-2009 02:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: g0261 adjusting cutters jointer question

This is my first posting on this Web site, so please, be gentle. :-) I just bought a Grizzly G0612 bench-top jointer and have been assembling the pieces today. The instructions for adjusting the cutters are not terribly clear. I’ve loosened the appropriate sets of screws, but having trouble getting the cutters exactly where they need to be and also worried about lining up the blades precisely so the jointer will do a good job. Anyone have any good tips a resource for good instructions on this?

-- JP, Columbia, Mo.


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#1 posted 08-03-2009 02:55 AM

Check out finewoodworking.com

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 08-03-2009 03:04 AM

I’m afraid I’m not a member on the Web site. Perhaps I should, considering I saw a link to a members-only video on adjusting jointer cutters.

-- JP, Columbia, Mo.

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#3 posted 08-03-2009 03:42 AM

Let me add, of course, thanks for the Web site link and would love to see any additional advice.

-- JP, Columbia, Mo.

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 03:51 AM

welcome aboard!

heres a good link to some basics:

http://www.newwoodworker.com/basic/usejntr.html

it’s a fellow LJ’s website… really good resource.

don’t sweat it too much – the jointer is the most annoying and cumbersome machine to setup… you’re not the only one :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 08-03-2009 04:02 AM

I just checked Grizzly online for your model, and the setting of the knife is a bit different than what I’m used to – but the concept is the same.

you have 2 knives, so you do this for each of them:
1. loosen all 4 clamp screws, and the 2 set screws, so that the knife moves freely.
2. place a block of wood (2×4..other) on the outfeedtable but extending over the knife so that it pushes on the knife down (the knife should have spring that will push it upwards into the block of wood)
3. tighten the clamp screws (4) one at a time, a 1/4 of a turn each (to keep a balanced pressure across the knife) until the knife doesnt go up anymore.
4. turn the cutterhead (and this part is the same for all jointers). if the knife is set correctly, it’ll bump the block of wood and move it ever so slightly in the direction you’re turning the cutterhead. if it doesn’t – it means that the knife is set too low, if it moves it too much, or get stuck in the block of wood -the knife is set too high. in your model – you have set screws (2) that can help micro-adjust the knife up/down in this step to make it easier to set the knife in proper height.
5. tighten the clamp screws so that the knifes as much as possible to keep knifes from moving further.

it usually takes several attempts to get the knives at the proper height… so don’t worry if it doesn’t work on the first try… and if it does – enjoy and savor that moment :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 08-03-2009 04:24 AM

A great resource from the newwoodworker.com site, and PurpLev, Grizzly should hire you to write the instructions. With these tips, I feel pretty confident about approaching this tomorrow!

-- JP, Columbia, Mo.

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#7 posted 08-03-2009 04:43 AM

Jeff,
You may just want to call Grizzly technical support at 1-570-546-9663 if you still can’t get it after PurpLev’s help, they have some pretty good people on the line there that can walk you through stuff. I have a shop full of Grizzly tools and had to call them about something I just couldn’t follow in the instructions once. They had me on the right track in about two minutes.

-- Don S.E. OK

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