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Forum topic by Medickep posted 05-25-2015 12:03 AM 668 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Medickep

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05-25-2015 12:03 AM

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I’ve just gone done restoring a very old Jointer that I inherited from my father, which need a lot of TLC and since I’ve never owned a jointer before, I’m just starting to learn that the setup can be a bit tedious.

I’m still waiting for my blades to come back from Woodcraft so I can get the outfeed table/blades setup to the right height, but I’m starting to learn that I may need to consider the coplanar??

The infeed table is the only side that has any additional adjustments and it only has one! I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips or advice to setting this tool up and also maybe to want degree to get crazy on it! I’m not sure if a very nice straight edge purchase is in my future or some sort of a magnetic dialer??

Thanks,

Here’s the before photo:

After:

Adjustment found on outfeed table side:

-- Keith


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#1 posted 05-25-2015 01:04 AM

Wow wow wow is that ever shiny! Nice job.

Setting up a jointer for the first time can make you want to quit woodworking. Do yourself a favor and buy a decent straightedge. I tried to set mine up with a level and failed miserably…not straight enough! I’m not sure what I’m looking at but there must be a way to ajust the coplanerness of the tables. That looks like a jacking screw which will tilt the table to match the other side.

On a side note, blade height is just as important as coplanar.

-- -Dan

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#2 posted 05-25-2015 01:11 AM

Pezking7p-

Looks like Im in the market for a good long straight edge! I thought a level would be better so I wouldn’t have to hold it, but I get they’re not very accurate!!

And yes, it does make me want to quit woodworking, or at least continue buying S4S and sell this to a guy who loves vintaged tools! :-)

-- Keith

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#3 posted 05-25-2015 01:12 AM

The pointer already given to you over at owwm will work just fine:
http://owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=108507
MDF and some drywall screws is all you need.

If the jointer doesn’t have adjustment screws (unlikely it does), then you need to shim between the table ways to make them co-planer. Plenty of videos and how-to’s out there in the wild and easily found with a quick google search.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Medickep

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#4 posted 05-25-2015 01:17 AM

Mrunix-

I read one article, but it looks like it was the wrong one and made my brain sizzle. Checking out the Wordsmith one now!

-- Keith

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#5 posted 05-25-2015 01:26 AM

You might find some good info in this vid.
From the 22min mark he sets up the blades.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO746cuRqV4

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