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Posted on Bridgewood jointer Bw6j vs bw6r?

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#1 posted 07-12-2020 10:39 PM

Are you 100 percent sure the tables are coplaner with the heads journals. If not the head will need to be shimmed in line with the tables. If you cannot shim the head what is your plan.
With straight knives we set them in plane with the outfeed.
Many go down this path without fully understanding how to set jointer knives or they can use good hhs. Some will drag dirty wood over their machines and wonder why the knives don’t last. The last consideration is Shelix heads take more power then sharp hss. Not just because of the carbide not being sharper but the 30 degree face bevel on the insert actually scraps out little bits of wood.
It’s your money and your choice just trying to help a brother out.:)
Good Luck

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