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Forum topic by Castor Woodworks posted 04-08-2019 09:00 PM 345 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Castor Woodworks

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04-08-2019 09:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer jet new tool question tip

Hey guys,

Just picked up one of these jointers! Really excited to get it up an running. Any advice for things to look for during assembly?

Thanks,

-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks


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#1 posted 04-08-2019 09:51 PM

Check the tables for coplanar and be sure to pull out the locking pin for the table height adjust (small ball shaped knob) before adjusting 8^)

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#2 posted 04-08-2019 11:11 PM

I’m not trying to be flip but the Owners Manual is your friend here. Follow the directions in it and you’ll be fine.

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#3 posted 04-09-2019 10:23 AM

+1 Jointer manuals are very thorough.
http://content.jettools.com/manuals/man_708457K.PDF

Check all adjustments starting on pg 13, plus cutter height and in/out feed tables.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#4 posted 04-09-2019 10:27 AM

Before you actually go adjusting things do this: assemble, clean, set the cutting depth, and then joint a few boards. Lay them next to each other and see how well the joint fits. If it’s dead nuts (and it may well be) you have nothing to do….or it may be as simple as adjusting the outfeed table.

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Castor Woodworks

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#5 posted 04-09-2019 01:07 PM

Not gonna lie….. This tip was on point! the Infeed was not moving until i figured that out lol


Check the tables for coplanar and be sure to pull out the locking pin for the table height adjust (small ball shaped knob) before adjusting 8^)

- splintergroup


-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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#6 posted 04-09-2019 01:08 PM

Yea i did this and it was slighty off. The fence was not 90 degrees. I tuned it up and its good to go.

How deep on the cuts do you guys go? 1/16?


Before you actually go adjusting things do this: assemble, clean, set the cutting depth, and then joint a few boards. Lay them next to each other and see how well the joint fits. If it s dead nuts (and it may well be) you have nothing to do….or it may be as simple as adjusting the outfeed table.

- Fred Hargis


-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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Castor Woodworks

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#7 posted 04-09-2019 01:08 PM

Thank you so much!


+1 Jointer manuals are very thorough.
http://content.jettools.com/manuals/man_708457K.PDF

Check all adjustments starting on pg 13, plus cutter height and in/out feed tables.

- CaptainKlutz


-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 04-09-2019 01:21 PM

Mine has been set just slightly less than 1/16” for most of it’s life. There are times when a deeper cut is useful, but not all that often (for me).

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Bill_Steele

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#9 posted 04-09-2019 02:24 PM

Congrats on the new jointer. I have exactly same model (straight knives) and it has performed very well for me for the last several years. I’m not sure what tools you may have for setup of the jointer, but the following have helped me to get mine setup accurately:

Oneway Multi Gauge

Veritas straightedge

The above are kinda pricey so don’t feel that you have to buy something like these to accurately setup your jointer.

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