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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Default Jointer table out of whack

I work in a cooperative woodshop and recently someone shoved the 8"jointer around and now the infeed and outfeed tables are not level. The infeed table tilts up about 3/64ths of an inch at the beginning edge, sloping down to the blades. I am fairly proficient with the jointer and when I continued to get a more and more acutely curved edge after each pass I realized something must be wrong.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how one might fix this problem without sending the machine back to Delta. It is probably about 20 years old now and any kind of trick or a precisely placed shim to fix it would be a great help. I might just take the whole thing apart and see if I can do something to get it close to true.


PS I have gone through the manuals(nothing in there about the tops being out of alignment), but have yet to call the Delta Help line.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 01:33 AM
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Shims are usually needed to correct table positioning on jointers though there have been models (parallelogram) that have corner adjustments on each table. i expect you would have found that in the manual though if it was that advanced.
If it went out just from being moved I would go over all of the play adjustment screws (grubb) along the keyways on that table to be sure nothing had loosened up. It usually takes significant force to get a table that far out of alignment on a dovetail keyway jointer.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-06-2010, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Tom,
That is a start. I am going to call Delta as well as take the thing apart and put it back together. Hopefully I can find a solution to the problem.
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