I have a Yorkcraft 6" jointer. This is essentially my first jointer and I
am satisfied with it's performance.
I've recently connected it to my new cyclone dust collector and I'm a bit
disappointed at the dust collection efficiency. It seems like more than
half the chips get thrown down the "in-feed" table instead of going into the
base where the D/C is connected.
Is this normal?
Only if you've got a shavings jam in the chute. Most folks just put a bag
or box under the chute, since jointers make shavings versus dust.
With machine unplugged and great care, check for jamming, clear, and let
gravity take its course.
I own the same jointer, and am also very pleased with it. However, I
am having no problems with the dc on it unless I get a jam around the
cutter knives (as already suggested). In fact, I would have to say
that this jointer is the most efficient machine I own as far as
collecting waste material goes, so I would suggest some investigation
to make sure that there isn't a clog. I have found that mine will clog
almost instantly if I forget to turn on the DC for even a few cuts.
Bill Leonhardt wrote:
I concur with "It will clog
almost instantly if I forget to turn on the DC for even a few cuts".
Then once the jointer internal chute is clogged close to the knives, I have
to insert the shop vac hose all the way up to un-clog every things close to
the knives. Once this is done it starts to work good again until I forget
to turn on the DC when doing a few cuts. I have also noticed that if I
leave the internal jointer chute clogged for several days in my humid and
cold garage, the wood chips will harden or freeze then I need a stick (or
coat hanger) to break the chips loose. Other times, I turn on the DC and
forget to switch the Y toward the jointer on top of the cyclone ;-( The
latter is the bad side but when I am careful it works good.
Denis, et al,
Thanks for the advice. I initially looked up the dust collection chute and
it looked clear. Then, after reading you message, I stuck the shop vac up
there. Still had a problem. I then moved my shop vac hose to the discharge
side (it doubles as a leaf blower) and blew down by the knives. Wow, was I
surprised at all that came out.
Works great now, thanks,
On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 13:33:12 -0500, "Bill Leonhardt"
===========================================Honestkly the Jointer is the ONLY tool in my shop that I do not even
bother hooking up a Dust Collector to... I just place a card board box
under the thing and empty the box when it gets full...
BUT if you infeed table gets covered with chips then the machine is
clogged...BIG TIME....I suggest you look for ways to enlarge the
Honest I do not think my old Rockwell has ever clogged ...
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