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Forum topic by Jim Ganley posted 09-23-2009 04:50 AM 1166 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Ganley

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09-23-2009 04:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

Hello all,
I am attempting to do the cutting board project but here is the problem. when I pass the 3/4×10” strips across the jointer I get a snipe on the last 1/2” of the board and I have the in-feed table almost level with the out feed. I am thinking of eliminating this step and just run the strips through the DeWalt DW735. Suggestions?

-- Jim - Cushing, WI

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#1 posted 09-23-2009 05:03 AM

you should have your outfeed even with your blade and slightly higher than your infeed

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#2 posted 09-23-2009 05:28 AM

Sounds like the outfeed table is below the top of the cutting arc of the knives. Find the top of the arc and use a straight edge to bring the outfeed table up even with it. Take your time to get it spot on and the snipe should disappear. Might be a good time for a tune up of the jointer in general like making sure both tables are parallel, co-planer, etc.

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#3 posted 09-23-2009 05:36 AM

ditto on that .

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#4 posted 09-23-2009 10:36 AM

You have to be VERY precise with the knife/outfeed table adjustment. The knives should be at EXACTly the same level as the outfeed table – well within .001. I use an aluminum bar that’s been fine-sanded to absoultely straight and flat on a surface plate to check the table and knives. I adjust the knives so they BARELY touch the bar as the cutter head is rotated by hand. I adjust until they touch the bar but not enough to hook and move it. Check every knife and check them on both ends. Also, with relatively thin pieces, you could be pressing a natural bow down against the table. This will cause the tail end to spring down as it comes off the infeed table. I always joint small work with the bow facing up. I “anchor” the tail end as I feed the piece and joint until it’s flat.

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#5 posted 09-23-2009 11:50 AM

I just had all the knives sharpened and reinstalled them and thought I had them right, I will go check them again. I can figure on a good half day to set this thing, I have always expected the DeWalt to snipe but the jointer was always spot on even for a Chinese model. Looking at the strips of wood it is hard to see if I have bow and I am cutting with the grain with hard maple. I raised the infeed so the straightedge had just a sliver of light showing through on the infeed. Thanks for the help folks and I will give it another go this morning.

Jim G
Cushing, WI

-- Jim - Cushing, WI

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#6 posted 09-23-2009 06:38 PM

Got the problem fixed, I had to raise the outfeed table so with the board flat on it the knife would just scrape the board. I am a little nervous about running 3/4×3/4×10” sticks through it, I think I will just lay each stick on the table saw and with a feeler gauge see how much gap I have and if negligible run it through the planer.

-- Jim - Cushing, WI

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