Jointer

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Jointer

A jointer is used to create a straight surface on a wooden board. It can also be used to create a second straight surface at a right angle to the first straight surface.

Basic Info

  • Ownership: TBD, best contact person is Dave Alvarez
  • Location: The jointer should be stored in the Wood Shop. It is on a wheeled base so it can be rolled out to provide clearance for working with long boards.
  • What it looks like:

jointer photo

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Chiu Ting WJT-150 (6 inch jointer)
  • Part Number: S/N 4932

Documentation

not specified

Rules

  • To prevent nicks on the blades, please check your board carefully and remove nails, screws, and any other metal bits.
  • Work with pure wood only, please! Masonite, for example, will quickly dull the blades. Even plywood, particleboard, MDF, and the like will shorten the blade life because of the glue content.

Instructions

Set the cutting depth

The depth adjustment ...

Turn it On

The power switch is located on the front of the base.

Turn it Off

The power switch is located on the front of the base.

Other References

not specified

Maintenance

Two critical adjustments need to be maintained on the jointer. The infeed and outfeed tables need to be parallel to within 0.001 in. or so, and the blades need to be 0.001 in. higher than the outfeed table.

Things that Need to be Done

  • The sawdust chute dumps directly onto the floor. Perhaps a box or a dust collection hose would make cleanup more convenient.

FAQs

  1. What is a jointer? Wikipedia has an excellent article on the Jointer.
  2. Is there an online video that discusses jointer table/cutter alignment? Yes: jointer adjustments