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Lazyman

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#1 posted 02-20-2017 08:23 PM


I m with Papadan on skewing while jointing. I can t skew my jointer head, obviously, but I can skew the board that I m jointing. I do that every time the board that I m jointing is narrow enough to allow me to skew on the jointer bed.

- gwilki

Hmm? Seems like someone would have made a jointer with a skewed head by now if that was a good idea. It seems to me that the only place that really makes a difference is on the leading and trailing edges. For the rest of the pass, the blade is always in full contact which is very different than how a helical or spiral head works. In fact, by skewing the wood (or the head) wouldn’t you actually be in affect presenting a wider cross section diagonally and thereby making the pass more difficult? And with the blades continually exiting along the side skewed towards the backside, is there a chance of more tearout along that edge?

I can’t quite wrap my mind around how a skewed approach with a traditional cutter head would lead to a cleaner cut?

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