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Forum topic by Lecil posted 05-29-2018 04:35 PM 327 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2018 04:35 PM

I purchased this jointer used and I have noted that even with a 4” dust collection going I still get chips coming out the top of the jointer around, I think, the pulley that powers the cutter head. So far I have just used it on the narrow edge of boards and I need to clean up after each use. If I need it on the wide edge there would be quite a bit to clean up.
Anybody else had this problem and maybe solved it? Perhaps using a sheet of magnetic material cut to fit around the pulley area?
Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

Lecil Alexander

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 04:54 PM

My jointer will do this if there are chips/shavings trapped in the dust chute.

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#2 posted 05-29-2018 05:08 PM

I have a 54 and I had the same problem before I got a dust collector. The chips definitely will not just fall out of the chute to the floor. It would always clog and it wasn’t long doing it. I bought a PowerMatic 1300 dust collector and it does not clog anymore. I was going to take the machine apart because I thought there must have been something stuck or blocking the chute, but the salesman that sold me the DC said he was pretty sure they all did that and said to try the dust collector first. “Once you get the dust collector hooked up to it I think your problems will be over”....and he was right.

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