WOW. That is a big difference in sound levels
Thanks for pointing this out, Bob. Most folks don't realize the difference in dB levels is exponential, not linear.Comparing decibel levels;
70 Arbitrary base of comparison. Same noise as a domestic vacuum cleaner. Upper 70s are annoyingly loud to some people
80 2 times as loud as 70 dB. Possible damage in 8 h exposure.
100 8 times as loud as 70 dB. Serious damage possible in 8 hr exposure.
A very good reduction for the neighbours, but dont take off the hearing protection while using it.
Yes, actually, it's not as good now. I guess the little chips are smaller and they seem to come out from everywhere. I may do a little duct tape work on the gaps in the sheet metal to prevent that.Glad you are satisfied. I did the same for my Delta DJ 20 and have not regretted it. Did you notice any change to the dust collection between standard knives and shelix? I felt like my dust collection system was slightly better with knives. I now get some chips thrown up onto the infeed/outfeed tables.
I sharpened my own blades before so that wasn't an issue for me. The cut is very good, very smooth, but it was also very smooth with sharp knives before. I guess the advantage is now I can rotate the knives 90° and get fresh edges very quickly without doing any setup work like I had to do before.So, David, did the new cutter head give a better cut?
I have a Grizzly clone of the DJ 20, with a shelix head. There is a gap between the infeed table and body of the jointer. This gap allows a lot of chips to escape the DC. I have seen a few "fixes" on you tube, but since I would rather cut wood, I just sweep.Glad you are satisfied. I did the same for my Delta DJ 20 and have not regretted it. Did you notice any change to the dust collection between standard knives and shelix? I felt like my dust collection system was slightly better with knives. I now get some chips thrown up onto the infeed/outfeed tables.
If I could ever find an 8" Powermatic for a reasonable amount I know where you can find a 6" with new Shelix head to cure that envy... :wink:Is it wicked for me to have jointer envy?
Just to compare experiences, The long soft wood chips coming out of my old 12 inch jointer (sometimes 8 to 10 inches long) can clog up the intake of of my 5 inch dust collector tubing, but the little 1/2 inch chips from my 20 inch planer never have a problem. Both are connected with 10 feet of hose to my home made dust blower made from an old farm machine's grain separator fan.I have a Grizzly clone of the DJ 20, with a shelix head. There is a gap between the infeed table and body of the jointer. This gap allows a lot of chips to escape the DC. I have seen a few "fixes" on you tube, but since I would rather cut wood, I just sweep.
I thought I'd show a few photos of my old Porter 12 inch jointer. Please excuse the dirt and clutter, but it's a working shop and ... OK no excuses?.So, David, did the new cutter head give a better cut? I've been thinking about getting one for my old Porter 12 inch jointer, but they're pretty pricy, and I haven't found anything with just the right shaft diameter and length. I'll probably have to do lathe work and may be change the bearings. I had converted this machine from babbet bearings to high speed ball bearings with oil lubrication several years ago. I'd consider changing to the insert head just because I don't like sending the blades out for sharpening, waiting, paying, and finally a half day of re setting the blades.
Try these tips, Art -Is there a way to rearrange my photos into the sequence I want them in?
Thanks David. I'll try that. My photos were transferred to router forums OK, just in a random sequence.Try these tips, Art -
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