Installing spiral cutter head into a jointer

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Forum topic by jaybellisle posted 08-30-2014 03:57 AM 1279 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2014 03:57 AM

Hey guys, I bought a byrd shelix cutterhead for my 6’’ grizzly jointer and I don’t know how to make sure it is co-planer with my out-feed table. Do I find top dead center like you would on straight knives and if so how do you find it since its alot different from straight knives? I have one more question about shimming the out-feed table, every time I shim it and bring the table back level with the knives my shims move from the spot I set them at, how do I keep them from moving, because when they move my tables come out of co-planer?

Thanks for the advise

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#1 posted 08-30-2014 04:09 AM

As far as setting the outfeed table height if its too low you will see snipe at the trailing end of your board.Keep raising it till it disappear s.i usually do this with the edge of some tall stock.Useing two pieces you can see the gap get smaller.Can’t help with the shim issue.Aj

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#2 posted 08-30-2014 04:09 AM

I think Byrd will advise you best.

Tightness of the grub screws on the dovetailed
gibs may provide a subtle means of tuning the
table angle.

In the end you just gotta fuss with this stuff.
Results in cutting wood matter most. Shoot
for acceptable machine performance.

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#3 posted 09-07-2014 09:37 PM

I had a jointer I couldn’t get adjusted also. Sold it and got a G0609 Grizzly, much easier to adjust, but it was perfect out of the crate.

-- Jim from Kansas

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