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Forum topic by iTotmike posted 08-04-2020 01:55 PM 289 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-04-2020 01:55 PM

I recently inherited a 6” Steel City Jointer from a dear deceased friend. Having never used a jointer of any make or model, I want to make sure that after moving it several hundred miles in the back of my pickup, I have it set up properly and adjusted correctly…

1) I cannot locate ANY information on the unit as to its Model #?

2) The internet has been of very little help so far.

3) Lumberjock member GREG3G reviewed this jointer on 03/26/08 ( but does mention its model number.

4) I am unable to connect with GREG3G until I make the requisite number of posts, as a new member.

Is anyone able to help? I’ve provided a photo…

-- Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors

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#1 posted 08-05-2020 12:10 AM

Hi Mike , you can go to Ytube and look up how to adjust a jointer you don’t need a manual it would be nice but a jointer is a infeed table and outfeed table I like to have my infeed table a 1/16 of inch below top dead center of the cutter head knife your outfeed table is level with cutter head knife I would also research how to use a jointer good luck.

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#2 posted 08-05-2020 01:19 AM

The Steel City 6” machine closely resembles the look of the discontinued Grizzly G0604. The cutter guard is identical best I can tell, suggesting made by same mfg. Look at the Grizzly manual for setup information.

The KING KC-70FX sold in Canada is also very similar, and is still available.

Those 6” parallelogram jointers where clones of venerable Delta DJ-15. Delta made the DJ-15 in Taiwan before they stopped selling them. Be surprised if the DJ-15 manual and parts had any signigicant differences to your machine.

Found a reference to Steel City parallelogram 8” jointer as model 40-605, but my search chi is failing to find any PN for 6” version?

Hope this helps.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#3 posted 08-05-2020 01:30 AM

Here’s a very good instructional video on jointers. Pay particular attention how he sets the outfeed table height to the top center of the knives.
Good Luck

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#4 posted 08-13-2020 12:01 PM

Thank you very much for replies. They have been helpful.

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#5 posted 08-14-2020 04:29 AM

Pick up a copy of “Care and Repair of Shop Machines” by John White. Great book for setting up all major stationary tools, in a logical, well explained manner. Esp. good for aligning jointer tables. I recommend highly.

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