I bought a used Grizzly jointer yesterday; OK price ($175), and it
seems to be a sturdy machine. Problem is the knives have some nicks,
and the guy couldn't locate the setting jig. I can easily get good
edges joined, but wider pieces may be a problem. Using a straight
edge and the jointer table for reference, can a person change a set of
knives without a jig? Also, will a few small (1/16") nicks go away
with sharpening, or should I plan on a new set?
Get a new set of knives.1/16 is a pretty big nick. You can set the knives with
a straightedge and a lot of fussing, or you could make a set of magnetic-type
gauges with a few (6) magnets from the hardware store, some 3/4 ply and a
little gorrila glue.Tom
On 19 Jan 2004 07:33:40 -0800, email@example.com (Scott) wrote:
the details of adjusting the blades will vary from machine to machine,
but in most cases it is possible to adjust without a jig. it might
take a little longer and be a bit fussy, but you can do it. there are
various methods ranging from a straight edge off of the outfeed table
to magnets to dial indicators.... all can work.
small nicks in an otherwise sharp set of blades can be worked around
by shifting one blade to the side a tad. the sharpening service will
be able to give you an opinion as to whether your blades are
Thanks gang, I'll explore the straight edge method a bit further.
Just saw some threads on magnets too ... I do think I'll just get a
new set of knives, instead of sharpening the nicked ones.
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