I recently scored a good deal on a PC 5557 biscuit joiner. Unfortunately it
is a Type 2. I have some ideas for making a shim, but if any of you can
pass on some ideas of how you made your shim, it would be appreciated.
The shim is needed for fence alignment on the face. I guess I wasn't clear,
in that I was asking the question to those who'd done the procedure on their
Type 2 557 joiners. I was interested to know how people that made their own
attached them to the face, and what kind of sandpaper did they use.
I made one for already, so I'm all set now.
I removed the anti-skid on the face and measured a gap of .0426 with feeler
gauges. I sat the joiner face on my scanner bed and made a copy (template).
My local hobby shop had some 0.04 polystyrene material. I had some nice
heavy duty double stick tape from Rockler. I also picked up some 120 grit
6" PSA disk. The stick on the disk seemed pretty strong. I cut out the
template, and temp glued it to the styrene. Cut out the styrene with some
Then applied and trimmed out the tape and sand paper. Finally I applied
this to the face of the jointer.
I didn't trim out the slot. I let the joiner do that with a few test cuts.
So I now have a sort of zero clearance working on the cutting slot. The
finished shim is now slightly proud of the fence. I think this is going to
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