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1) from that past thread on adjusting Jointer knives and jointers.
My new DIMAR jointer knives arrived this week and I installed them yesterday...also went back and rechecked the outfeed table adj.. It was racked up to the top of the bed so I dropped it down a 1/16" and worked everything back from that. Works like a dream now! Finish like a baby's bottom, and dead straight finished cuts. Thanks to all you guys that contributed to that thread.

2) I couldn't wait till I got the DC properly plumbed with pipe, so I closed in the bottom of my Delta Contractor saw, with a 14" TS dust collector ftg. Hooked that puppy up to the DC and ran another run of 4" spiral plastic hose (about a 10' length) alternating between the jointer and the planer as needed. Works well; way better than I was expecting for a 1HP DC.

It's supposed to rain pretty much for the next week so I won't feel guilty spending time in the shop, instead of working on SWMBO's Honey Do list. ;)
 

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*Smacks Forehead*

1) from that past thread on adjusting Jointer knives and jointers.
My new DIMAR jointer knives arrived this week and I installed them yesterday...also went back and rechecked the outfeed table adj.. It was racked up to the top of the bed so I dropped it down a 1/16" and worked everything back from that. Works like a dream now! Finish like a baby's bottom, and dead straight finished cuts. Thanks to all you guys that contributed to that thread.

2) I couldn't wait till I got the DC properly plumbed with pipe, so I closed in the bottom of my Delta Contractor saw, with a 14" TS dust collector ftg. Hooked that puppy up to the DC and ran another run of 4" spiral plastic hose (about a 10' length) alternating between the jointer and the planer as needed. Works well; way better than I was expecting for a 1HP DC.

It's supposed to rain pretty much for the next week so I won't feel guilty spending time in the shop, instead of working on SWMBO's Honey Do list. ;)


So there I am, out in the shop, running a bunch of hardwood through the planer. Some stuff is visible in the clear plastic pipe, plus a bunch of shavings are piling up on the work table. I look over at the DC...the top bag looks like it's inflated...
Finish doing what I'm working on and turn the planer off. Silence. Oops.
Turn the DC on and like magic everything disappears, just like it's supposed to.
 

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Everythings under control Dan,sounds like ya wont be doing any broom work Eh.JJ
 

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If I forget to turn the DC off on my jointer it plugs up and starts ejecting chips around the cutter head. Once it gets to a point it won't clear the machine anymore. By the time the chips are coming out the cutter head opening the bottom has packed in so hard that I have to reach in and dig them out. Your memory gets better after a couple of times doing that.
 
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