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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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I finally got around to unpacking that Jointer I bought from HF a couple of months ago got it all assembled, and put on the mobile base.

Then I started checking everything, and for the most part everything is close enough for my work. but the knives were way out of adjustment. Long story short; it took the better part of an hour for me to get those knives set and straight to the table.

Is there any tricks or set up tool that you all use to set up your jointer?

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Jointer pal is designed to hold the knives at the right height while you tighten down. Available at most woodworking stores. Available in plastic and metal. If you use carbide knives it will not work, just for the normal steel knives.
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See this thread for more input: http://www.routerforums.com/tools-wo...ting-tool.html

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I use a good dial indicator setup and that makes it a bunch easier for me. Of course 30-some years of practice helps some also... Once you get the hang of it setting straight knives does get easier and faster so hang in there.
I have a story on my site about setting straight jointer knives if reading someting and looking at pictures might help. See the link below. At least it gives you a break before going back....that helps me also.


http://www.newwoodworker.com/setjntknives.html

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I use a good dial indicator setup and that makes it a bunch easier for me. Of course 30-some years of practice helps some also... Once you get the hang of it setting straight knives does get easier and faster so hang in there.
I have a story on my site about setting straight jointer knives if reading someting and looking at pictures might help. See the link below. At least it gives you a break before going back....that helps me also.


http://www.newwoodworker.com/setjntknives.html
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It worked for me. Nice site, by the way.

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I just tried it, and it worked for me, Try again

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hmm I just tried the link and I get this


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Yep it's working!

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Must have been my ISP cuz now its working....

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