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#1 posted 04-23-2020 06:18 PM

@AJ2 I had a heck of a time setting the knife height. I was trying the method where you measure how far you can “pull” a straight edge by hand turning the cutter wheel. Having three knives and adjustable outfeed would only add a fourth thing to screw up for me. Using the 123 block and dial gauge I was able to set the blades dead even with the outfeed table and get flat boards. The only way I can tune the infeed table is to buy a straight edge that would cost about half of what I paid for the jointer. As you said, it sounds like a pain to do so if I start getting poor quality due to infeed table I may just sell it and trade up. It will get me by until it doesn t for now.

- controlfreak

I’m not sure what tune the infeed table means. I do think most get the functions of a jointer mixed up.
Raising and lowering the infeed and outfeed tables on a tuned up jointer is not a big deal.
Alignment of jointer beds so that when they are raised and lowered is something every decent jointer that China has copied has.
Some jointers are set up once at the factory and are not really meant be tweaked for coplaner. But they are meant to be raised and lowered.
One example of a jointer that set up at the factory is a dovetail ways.
This guy teaches woodworking and has a good all around explanation of a jointer.

-- Aj

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