I just picked up a Delta Bench top jointer as my first one and have
set it up per instructions. However, when I joint an edge or face it
seems to rip out material at the very end. I have adjusted the fence
and table to be in alignment, joint with the grain in the correct
position (per the manual) and have tried different depths and feed
rates, but it still happens. On a 3/4" thick stock it seems to remove
about a 1/2 to 3/4 inch section near the end and makes a loud, almost
popping noise as it removes the wood.
Any suggestions as to what may be the problem.
I agree w/ TDUP. I own the JT-160 which sounds like the model you have.
It is very easy to get SNIPE at the end with this model because the infeed
outfeed tables are so short. Keep practicing until you develop a FEEL for
running items over the jointer. That's what I had to do.
It is a nice little jointer, produces very smooth edges.
Oh one other little quirk with the JT-160. The hex screws that hold its
knives in have most likely been put in w/ LOCKTITE and are nearly impossible
to remove when you go to change the knives. You'll bend up your hex wrench
or strip them before they come out. Delta is aware of the problem and when
them I convinced them to send me a whole new cutterhead assembly since I am
now unable to remove my knives.
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