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Router Table As Jointer Problem

I am using my router table to edge joint some 4/4 lumber. I am running into a minor problem that if I take 2 freshly jointed boards there is always a small gap in the center of a 30" spread. I have tried it on several samples and keep getting the same result. It is a gap about the size of 1 or 2 playing cards. Is there anything I could be doing wrong or anything in my setup I should check?
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-02-2014, 03:26 PM
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it's the setup ... probably

Your fences may not be long enough to prevent a small variation in the edge. The longer the fence on a router table and the table saw and the longer the jointer tables the better.
If that's all the equipment you have available, I would just use a hand plane to remove a touch on both ends and see if that helps with the issue.

A 48" aluminum carpenter's level makes a pretty good straight edge reference tool. If you have one, see if the gap you mentioned shows up.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Thanks for the help
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Are you using a split fence with the rear one set back even with the cutter?

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Yes, rear fence has a 1/16" shim under it.
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-02-2014, 08:38 PM
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that's not clear to me....

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Yes, rear fence has a 1/16" shim under it.
The infeed fence is a bit behind the cutter, the outfeed should be even across or flush with the cutter. Like a jointer, the infeed table is lower than the outfeed table which is level across the cutterhead knoves.

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I had trouble on my similar setup until I figured out how to gradually transfer pressure from the infeed to outfeed side of the rig

If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway!
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