and I got the Jointmaker together. However, I seem to have two problems .
First, I cannot get the front edge of the saw blade teeth below the level of the sliding tables. I can crank the height adjustor all the way down and it looks as if the rear adjustor is bottoming out before the front of the saw is low enough. Is there any simple way to fix this, or do I have to disassemble everything and go back to steps 5 and 6? When I did those, BTW, I was very careful to follow the measurements given in the instructions.
Second question. The knobs that lock the keel in place, front and rear, are impossible to turn by hand. I had to use a large pair of Channelock pliers to turn them in far enough to actually lock the keel. It appears there was some kind of black crud inside the keel that the threads on the knob shaft had to cut through (this was true on both ends of the keel). In addition, there was some minor interference between one of the washers underneath the cap screws holding the keel down and the knob shaft threads (this too happened on both ends of the keel). By forcing the knob with the pliers, I was able to turn it all the way in so it would lock, but it still required the pliers to loosen it at that point.
Statistics: Posted by Russell — Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:48 pm