Question about Delta X5 Dj20 8" Precision Jointer
I am wondering how to align the tables on my Delta DJ 20, 8" Jointer can be aligned, if possible. I am getting jointed edges that have a slight convex edge. (slight bowing) It is my understanding that slightly convex (cupped) is actually a good thing, but what I have is very bad for glue ups. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
This is common on joiners due to moving of the machine by lifting it around by lifting it by the end of the infeed and outfeed tables. It causes the tables to be moved out of alignment due to the weight of the machine, it must be moved by the base or you always have this problem
reoccur. Raise the infeed table so that a 6' to 8' straight edge will clear the cutter blades. At most automotive stores or machinery supply stores you can purchase shim kits (.0001" to .0015") you won't need much, the best because they are a hardened metal or stainless, you can use foil or hard paper in a pinch but it won't last. The outfeed table is only ment to adjust for the cutter height only. Under the out feed table are the wedge slides, loosen them as needed (not to loose) untill you can lift the table enough to slid in the needed shim, start with a .0005" shim. Put same size shim on both sides unless the table is out of level with the infeed table. The shim needs to only go in about an inch, not the entire lenght of the slide, this will raise the end of the table to bring it up. Retighten the wedge slides, pretty tight but not torqued. Check it with the straight edge to see how you did. You probably will have to repeat the process with other thickness shims till you get it right, unless you get lucky the first time. It took me two or three trys. The proof is when you get a straight edge on your wood. Have Fun!
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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