Hope you all don't mind me posting 2 questions in a row, but they seem
to hit me in waves. My jointer, only when edge jointing, not face
jointing, has been producing little scallops along the cut. I am
assuming that this is because the blades are not perfectly set. Is
that the reason?
Slow down the feedrate. There is no way around the scallops. It's the
dynamics of the cutter. Best you can hope for is very small scallops. Used
to see the same thing in slab mill cuts (metal working) before they figured
out that helical blades cut better.
Maybe but it could be technique. Your feed rate might be fast or you
might not be putting enough pressure on your stock to hold it down
tightly. I like having a very slick joiner table which will make
things easier when holding down your stock. Use paste wax or
whatever you like to use on your table saw top.
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