Okay but your post did read bench planer.
We need to know a bit more about what kind of problem you're having. Could
be a simple mechanical adjustment or a technique problem but most likely a
Some easy points to cover without knowing what the problem is:
1. The manual should cover the alignment process - check it out.
2. Biggest technique error is applying to much pressure on the infeed side.
Very little downward pressure is needed on the stock - just enough to keep
it flush to the table and on the knives as the stock passes over them. Once
you have enough stock past the knives, your hands should then only be
applying pressure to the stock on the outfeed table side. You must keep the
stock flat to the table. Pushing it through in one fluid motion (hand over
hand) at a steady pace is recommended.
3. Remember, using a jointer does not make one edge or face parallel to the
other. That's the job for the tablesaw (edge) and planer (face). So if the
jointed edge is flat and square to one face of the stock - it's doing it's
There's a whole host of things that could be the problem and many books
written on this very topic but it's not brain surgery and the technique is
easily learned. I had a url that did have an animated tutorial on how to
joint and generalized tune-up procedures but it doesn't work anymore.
Perhaps someone else has a newer link for you to look at.
Ok, thanks for that, just what I needed - some tips on technique. I'll
persevere and see what happens as I've not used one of these before.
Also noted is Andy's comment (further down) that the thing is too short to
get an edge fit for gluing - anyone have any comments on that? If this is
the case then I'll have to get a better one, since I only bought this on to
practise the technique - Norm makes it look soooooooooo easy!
I had a goggle with Google and found a pic of the NuTool here:
its a 6" Jointer.
There's another on eb*y at
currently sitting at 60 quid.
Go down to jointers on http://www.woodworkingtips.com/woodtips/ for some
has some tuning ideas and technique info in the Test Adjustments section.
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