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41 Craftsman 4-1/8" jointer problems




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41 Craftsman 4-1/8" jointer problems

From: stefaniw@katahdin.rtp.dg.com (Mark Stefaniw)
Date: 5 Nov 90 22:28:46 GMT

This is my first post. I have this jointer and have a problem then a soloution
to setting the fence angle. Has anyone experienced:

1) Fence "creeping" one way or other when lock knobs are tightend
or moved. This is because the locking mechanism is at a 45 degree
angle to the fence instead of directly opposite the fence.

2) Inability to develope straight edge. This is due to the shortness
of the table.

The problem is in the designed and we're forced to live with that. Here's
what I did to deal with these problems.

1) Use candle wax to lubricate ALL metal parts in contact. Take
the lock knobs off and lift the fence off the brackets. Smudge
a candle on the brackets and on the inside of the guide rails.
Put the fence back on and smudge the area under the lock knob
washers and both sides of the washer. Here's the trick...
now find another flat _smooth_ washer, wax it and install it in
that first original washer and the the lock knob screw. Also wax
the lock knob screw that makes contact with the washer. Ascii
drawing follows:

= - lock knob screw
| - washer
# - guide rail
_ - jointer table
[] - fence



	  []
	  []#######
	  []	   #
	  []	    #=|=|========
	  []	     #
	  []	      #
	  []	      #
	  []	     #
	  []#########
__________[]



2) On this point, I made infeed and outfeed extension tables. Using
"leveling nuts" you can set the hights perfectly (or nearly).
This works pretty good.

I am now reasonably satisfied with this tool but it takes some tolarance.




 

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