Grizzly g0654 jointer knive setting

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Forum topic by Banjo40 posted 03-23-2015 02:57 PM 1175 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2015 02:57 PM

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Hello I had to clean my jointer knives and also the cutter head. This is the first time Iv done this. The manual says the knives should be 1/16 above the cutter head. Which does this mean the bottom of the bevel on the knive as it sits in the cutter head or what ? The jointer is less than a year old and this my first time having the knives out and having to set them. I have the jointer pal. I’d appreciate some help on this and anything else to that will help me get this right. Thanks

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Logan Craig

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 04:50 AM

I’ve always interpreted such instructions as pertaining to the knife edge itself. As in the knife edge should be 1/16th ‘above’ the cutter head. The knife edge should be coplaner with the outfeed of the jointer. Anything less and wood won’t feed, anything more and it’ll chirp.

I have an older grizzly jointer and use the jointer pal myself.

-- Logan

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 06:22 AM

If all you did was clean the knives, then you should be able to just put them back in and tighten them up… you didn’t change their height by sharpening, and the jack screws should be already set correctly. Might want to throw a dial indicator on them once installed just to verify they are all set the same height though. Hopefully you marked which knives went where :)

If you did mess with the jack screws, do you have the setting gauge that comes with the jointer?


PS: Typically, the height is measured at the knife edge, not the bevel.

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 01:42 PM

Like Brad I would interpret to mean from the top edge of the knife. Call or e-mail Grizzly tech support they have always been helpful for me.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 04-09-2015 01:57 PM

It wouldnt make sense for anything but the knife edge to be that which is 1/16 over the cutterhead. I interperate this as their way of verifying the head has enough of a bite on the knife body. Then you will play the coplaner game. No fun, but this is your jointer, man. This is the alpha and omega of your shop. You love on your jointer or your jointer license will be revoked!


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