makita 2030 jointer setup help

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Forum topic by Kombucha20 posted 03-26-2018 09:48 PM 787 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2018 09:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: makita planner jointer 2030 blade setup

Hi I resently got a makita 2030 jointer/planner what looks to be in mint condition. Rollers had just been redone and new belt and was only used once since. The blades had a couple Knicks on them in the planner and jointer so I got them all sharpened. I installed them in the jointer and followed the instructions in the manual to a tee. I used the levelling blocks that came with it. Ever since putting the blades back in I’m getting a tapper. You can hear the board cutting good until you get close to the end it seems to stop cutting. It never seem to do this before I took the blades out. I’m applying slight pressure to the board on the outfeed table. I put a level across the 2 tables and have the Infeed table set to 0 and I don’t see any gap. There is no adjustment for the out feed table. Does anyone have any advise on this? I searched google and watched lots about setting up jointers but most of those jointers have and outfeed table adjustment

any help would be great. I tried taking the blades out and setting them up again but still getting the same problem.

If one jointer blade is a paper width lower than the other would that give a taper?


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#1 posted 11-09-2018 08:09 AM


I came across this posting while doing a search on jointer setup.

I recently diddled with my jointer’s tables and, since I tried to use it, I am getting exactly the same result you described here—beginning of the board is cut, back of the board isn’t getting cut. The board is tapered and there is a bump in the middle so it now rocks.

Since the jointer worked perfectly before, I can only conclude that when I reset the tables, I did not get something adjusted correctly. So I thought I’d write and ask if you ever got your kointer adjusted correctly so it did not do this? If so, what did you do to fix the problem?

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#2 posted 11-10-2018 01:30 PM

Hey, I did actually get my jointer working, I think anyways haha
I just keep adjusting the jointer blades until it didn’t taper, it was very time consuming but they pretty much have to be bang on. I never did anything to my table, i took my blades out to get sharpened so to get them back perfect was tricky. I’ve read on other forms that some times you made need to shim your table. Good luck on getting your table corrected, it’s a pain but when it’s cutting good it’s worth it

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