Jointer or Wood Shavings Fountain
Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:26 PM
I have a Craftsman 6" jointer that I bought off of CL. I put new knives on it, and generally it works pretty well. One issue I have with it, though, is that it spits out wood shavings from the top like a fountain. In fact, it never seems to run out. I really cannot get the infeed table clear of chips long enough to put another piece of wood on a clean area.
The jointer has a 4" dust port. I've reduced this down to the size of my shop-vac hose, and I have a dust deputy between the two. The reducer is sealed up tight with duct tape because I thought that was the problem area.
Do you think my shop-vac is just incapable of providing enough suction? Or is there something about jointers I'm missing? Do they all have this problem?
I'd appreciate any insight the group has.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:25 AM
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:18 AM
Do you think my shop-vac is just incapable of providing enough suction?
You already had the answer. If all you have is a shop vac you're better off to let the chips dump on the floor while jointing then vacuum them up when you're done.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:26 PM
of my chips drop in no problem without any suction just gravity. Any chance your knives are spinning the wrong way?
Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:07 PM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:58 PM
I also double checked that it was spinning the correct direction. Towards the right, right?
Thanks everyone for the guidance.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:26 PM
know if the previous owner had replaced the motor and wired it backwards.