Delta 6" jointer and warnings

I just purchased a Delta 6" jointer and read all the warnings to make sure I do it right the first time. Well one of the warnings is to not remove more than 1/8 of stock at a time.
Why do the adjustments go way past 1/8 if its not recommended to go past that ?
I'm my mising something here?
Daniel
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To allow for rabbeting, mainly, where you're taking off only an 1/8 at a time, but may want to rabbet a half inch deep.

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How do most of you do your rabbets? Do you use the jointer or a dado blade or a router? Just curious. Is one method preferable or does it just depend on the situation?

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When I do'em, I generally try to plan it to have a bunch to do, so I use the table saw as first resort. Only of a few and don't want to hassle with the dado set, the router as next resort ... jointer would be dead last.
Overall first choice is the table saw for me. AAMOF, in my dream world I dedicate a table saw for nothing but a dado stack.
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Often easier to use the dado or router in most instances. Takes much longer on the jointer I find.
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I don't have a dado blade yet, and since most projects for me with rabbets include dados, I just stay at the router table and do them all there.
dave
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Router table or dado blade... Never on the jointer personally.
Brian.

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wrote:

encountered:
If I have a lot to cut, I use the table saw. But for only one or two, it's faster to use the jointer, than to set up the dado set on the table saw.
In terms of ease of use, jointer vs. router seems to be about a wash. If you have to change guide bearings on the router bit, it's probably going to be faster to use the jointer. If you have a light-duty router, it may be faster to use the jointer because you can take off more wood in one pass.
If the smoothness of the surface is important, use a router.
Rabbets can be cut on a jointer or table saw to any arbitrary combination of depth and width you desire. When using a router, one of these dimensions is constrained by the sizes of the rabbet bits and guide bearings you have available, unless you use some type of fence guide -- which may be less accurate.
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Could be you're missing the jointer's ability to rabbet... And I wouldn't take off more than about a 64th when face jointing. Maybe an 8th for edge jointing. Tom >Subject: Delta 6" jointer and warnings

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"D. Martin" wrote:

The rabbeting ledge?
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It has to be the rabbet feature. You get a cleaner cut taking off smaller amounts, which is very true with router bits too.
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