Jointer bar placement

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Forum topic by Peace posted 05-15-2019 11:35 AM 221 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-15-2019 11:35 AM

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Which side of the jointer bar should rest against the blade, the taller or shorter side?

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#1 posted 05-15-2019 11:55 AM

If you are talking about the lock bar, the wider side usually goes against the blade. The taper or scoop sort of acts like a chip breaker on a hand plane to help clear the chips away.

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#2 posted 05-15-2019 12:48 PM

Ditto what Lazyman said. In addition there is a larger clamping surface against the blade, giving the blade more rigidity reducing the chance of working things loose.

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#3 posted 05-16-2019 11:51 AM

Thanks to Lazyman and Carlos510. That’s what I thought. My problem is apparently something else.

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