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Posted on Aligning jointer tables and shelix cutter head

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#1 posted 09-18-2019 04:57 PM

Putting one in you needed to drop the tables, both in and out feed. I raised both up after it was in, so a straightedge laying on both tables, just touched the cutter where the straightedge went across.

Then I dropped the outfeed side about 1/8”, not a lot. I used a piece of fairly flat stock 24” that I had already jointed, and ran it in till it cut maybe 6” onto the outfeed table.

Then I just moved the infeed, so it totally supported the portion on it, and it still was just making contact with the outfeed.

Got another piece of stock, and ran it across like I would to joint it, and it was fine. One of the small things you don’t want to forget is you took off the fence. Now I just hardly ever tilt a jointer fence, so you have to resquare it to the deck. Either that or I about guarantee you’ll be jointing a bevel on everything.

That was at first, then I went back and redid the entire thing, just dropping the outfeed around 1/16. After that I was much happier with the results.

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