I have a Delta JT360 jointer. Lately the fence will not stay stable for me.
It moves (wiggles) in and out across the bed of the jointer. It doesn't
move from 90, but the other way. I have tightened the two wing plate but
they just seem to move with a little pressure. It worked better in the
past. Not sure what may have changed.
If it really stays at 90 degrees, maybe just pivot it to one extreme
and put a clamp behind it to hold 'er. It'll work, until you can
figure out why things have loosened/worn out. Check your owners
I'm not aware of the design of the JT360 jointer fence, but many jointers
have a single handle that locks the fence but the fence can be moved in 2
directions, both tilt and slide. In the forward position the handle locks
the tilt function and in the back position it locks the fence sliding
function. If you aren't aware of this 2 function locking capability, you may
have inadvertently loosened the slide function lock and are now trying to
lock the fence position using only the tilt lock. Check your jointer to see
if the handle can be moved forward toward the jointer and back toward you.
This handle movement is about 1" to shift between these 2 functions.
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