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I am bringing a mid 80s Bridgewood jointer back to life. I need to shim the tables to make them coplanar but there is no wiggle room to insert the shims. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Wedge them by grinding one end to a point?
 

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typical jointer has adjustment on both tables for up/down.
sounds like you might have a warped table
without pictures it's difficult to tell what your trying to accomplish
 

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If there's no room for a shim, they can't be off by very much. How thick are the shims you need to insert, AND how do you know how thick they should be if you can't stick one in there. This makes no sense to me. A "drooping" table should be able to be adjusted with thin shims:

 

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It didn’t make sense to me either because the sag was quite a bit. I ended up taking the in feed table off completely and cleaned the dovetail tracks. There was definitely years of buildup. That did the trick to get it to a manageable gap as well as far less of a need to shim.
 
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