Antique Tool Delta Homecraft Jointer #1: Adjusting infeed and outfeed tables

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Blog entry by Allen78 posted 02-24-2015 02:36 AM 1727 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have at least partially restored an old 4” Delta Homecraft Jointer, but the fence is not square to the outfeed table when it’s square to the infeed table. Are the three screws on the side of the base used for making adjustments, or are they used only when the tool was assembled?

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#1 posted 02-24-2015 03:55 AM

When the jointer was assembled at the factory the tables were ground after it was put together to insure the in-feed and out-feed tables were coplanar.

It is very likely that the problem is a loose gib. The gib is the part of the machine that is used to tension the table. I would suggest removing the table, cleaning up all of the parts, check for wear, grease lightly and assemble. Tension the gib (wedge or way) with the 3-5 gib screws on the back of the unit. Adjust these gib screws until everything is tight, then loosen slightly until you are able to reposition the table. Unless there is significant wear or the machine has been dropped, then this should bring the table back to true.

If you need a parts list/instruction manual see the LINK.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 02-24-2015 08:50 AM

Great…thanks a lot.

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