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Old grizzly jointer question

I just bought a '96 grizzly jointer as a bit of a long deliberated impulse buy. I have been wanting one for years but always ruled it out as a want over a need and was seriously considering one again for a cabinet/countertop build I'm about to start, but decided to go with using a table saw sled. Saw this one on craigslist and went to see it and bought it.

Question: Right after I bought it I noticed the head (think that's what you call the thing the blades are in) was crooked. I'm pretty sure every jointer i've seen the blades are parallel with the in and outfeed table. This one is angled a decent amount. One of the guys there said they're supposed to be like that because they cut better at an angle. I was in a hurry to get home and assumed that was ok, but not questioning. Is there an adjustment that can be made on them to straighten it out, or is it broken, or did older units have a fixed angle?

I'll get the model # off it tomorrow and a picture.

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I just bought a '96 grizzly jointer as a bit of a long deliberated impulse buy. I have been wanting one for years but always ruled it out as a want over a need and was seriously considering one again for a cabinet/countertop build I'm about to start, but decided to go with using a table saw sled. Saw this one on craigslist and went to see it and bought it.



Question: Right after I bought it I noticed the head (think that's what you call the thing the blades are in) was crooked. I'm pretty sure every jointer i've seen the blades are parallel with the in and outfeed table. This one is angled a decent amount. One of the guys there said they're supposed to be like that because they cut better at an angle. I was in a hurry to get home and assumed that was ok, but not questioning. Is there an adjustment that can be made on them to straighten it out, or is it broken, or did older units have a fixed angle?



I'll get the model # off it tomorrow and a picture.
Look up the jointer on the grizzly web site or call their customer service. They can give you the scoop and likely a manual. Tom

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Good point, I'll reach out to them Monday morning. I've attached a picture of the cutting head. I'll also check the manual which she did still have from 1996 to see if there is a way to adjust the alignment on it. Hopefully so.

EDIT: In looking at the picture it looks like the knife is parallel to the infeed table so maybe the outfeed table is just a bit crooked? Sorry It's actually still in my truck too heavy for me to get out and between trying to get my electrical work done for inspection Monday and 1yr old having a 106 fever today, I haven't been able to look too much at the jointer. Just excited to finally get one and hoping it's not a dud.
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