Setting the joiner

Recently reset my 8" jointer blades, many times and still got so so joints regardless . finally rechecked the fence ,it was very slightly off ninety degrees . but that was the problem .
-- mike hide
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from perfectly square to the bed by the way in which you joint the edges.
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Joint the right edge of board A with the bottom face of the board against the fence, then joint the left edge of board B with the *top* face of the board against the fence. This ensures that any deviation from 90 degrees on the edge of one board will be compensated for by precisely the same deviation in the opposite direction on the edge of the other board.
-- Regards, Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
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wrote:

Yes, of course. But as other recent discussions show, not everyone sees the need for spending a few dollars extra to get a square that's really square, and those folks won't ever have their jointers set quite right. They can still get perfectly flat glue-ups anyway.
-- Regards, Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
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