LumberJocks

Reliant 6" Jointer

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by jmayaa posted 09-19-2019 06:54 AM 189 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View jmayaa's profile

jmayaa

1 post in 25 days


09-19-2019 06:54 AM

I recently placed my dad’s Reliant 6” jointer in my shop.
When it was in his shop the “shavings” would come out the chute under the out-feed table.

Nothing was done other than move it to my shop and put it on a cart to help move it around.
For some reason 90% of the shavings are now coming out from under the in-feed table where the height adjustment handle is.
It honestly never did that when it was in his shop.
Would there have been a “guard” or something up around the head that could have come out in transit that would be allowing this?
Thanks in advance,
Jeff


2 replies so far

View CaptainKlutz's profile

CaptainKlutz

1880 posts in 1999 days


#1 posted 09-19-2019 08:46 AM

Sounds like the opening in base that feeds the exit chute, just below the cutter head is blocked?

There is typically a (IMHO large) 1/2-1” gap between the bottom of cutter head, and sheet metal opening for dust collection; making it prone to clogs with certain woods that generate long curly chips. You might see it best from back of jointer, or underneath looking up. If couple strips of wood, or mess of curly shavings bridge across the rectangular opening, the chips can/will blow out from under the cast iron head on all 4 sides.

Solution: with power disconnected, using a gloved hand to minimize deep cuts if swipe past a blade; reach up through the exit chute and clear out the area. May have to use straight edge ruler, or thin metal strip to reach in from back/sides between cast iron and base, to push the chips to center and down the chute.

For me, the problem happened a lot less after I started using 4” hose from 1.5HP dust collector on the exit chute with jointer dust chute adapter. :-)

Best Luck.

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

View ChefHDAN's profile

ChefHDAN

1457 posts in 3354 days


#2 posted 09-19-2019 01:03 PM



Sounds like the opening in base that feeds the exit chute, just below the cutter head is blocked?

For me, the problem happened a lot less after I started using 4” hose from 1.5HP dust collector on the exit chute with jointer dust chute adapter. :-)
Best Luck.
- CaptainKlutz

Yep +1, I cleared mine with a coat hanger, and use the DC unless its just a few edge swipes

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com