I have spent the last several weeks looking at jointers and have decided to
buy the Yorkcraft 6" model (model YC-6J). Wilke (the vendor of this
machine) has offered to measure the flatness of the tables and fence and
give me this info, along with the serial number, prior to my purchase.
I'm thinking that a flatness of .003" to .005" over the length of each
element is reasonable but I'd like to hear what others think. So, what do
you think would be reasonable flatness numbers and at what point would you
reject the unit.
It's not so much a question of being anal as expecting reasonable
manufacturing quality. Jointer tables and fences should have ground
surfaces and 3 to 5 mil flatness isn't unreasonable for ground surfaces that
are just a little over 6 inches wide.
you'd be surprised how much 5 thousandths really is...
makes a picture frame look like a 8 pointed star, , ,
to which your SWMBO will say something like,
"we pay all that money for those machines in the basement, and you
make shit like this?"
or if she's really nice, she'll give you the look one usually reserves
for a child giving you a picture of a green dog barking at a purple
sun, and reserve room for it on the refrigerator.
I assume you're refering to Aug 02 posts on the REC. I had read them and
went back and read them again. While it was mentioned that flatness was
important, I didn't see any posts where anyone offered an opinion as what
value was reasonable. That's why I'm asking now.
Something strange has happened or I was up too early yesterday. Someone had
asked for the issue of FWW that had a picture of a Bombe chest on the back.
And that is what I posted. Now I cannot find the original post. Sorry about
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