This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org.COM (Bryan Faubion)
Date: 11 Nov 87 17:37:39 GMT
I have a 4 inch Shopsmith jointer that I inherited from my father who
bought it in the 60's. I use it all the time. I almost never can make
exact cuts using the table saw so I just allow some waste and use the
jointer to true things up. The fence is pretty wimpy; it's only about
3-4 inches tall so I attached a piece of wood to extend it. Recently I
have noticed the tendency of the jointer to produce edges that are very
slightly curved rather than straight (lengthwize). I read the manual
on adjusting the jointer and it stated the importance of the infeed and
outfeed tables being parallel planes. Mine are no longer perfectly
parallel but there is no adjustment to correct this. I could possibly
do some filing on the casting where the two tables slide against each
other but I'm afraid I might really screw things up. If anyone has
some experience with this I would like to hear from you.