Okay I purchased this jointer for $180 and its in great condition. Whoever used it before him took great care of it. I have a question about it though if anyone has a suggestion for help.
I set it up and got my fence to exactly 90 degrees or at least 90 according to my square. I jointed a few boards and it cuts the edge great, but the overall board becomes a little bowed. When I lay it flat on my cast iron top table saw, which I know to be flat, one end of the board (I was using roughly 5 foot boards), one end of the board has about a 1/8 inch gap on the end, and the rest seems to sit flat. So I guess that means its cutting more off the ends than in the middle, or maybe not. I tested this with a piece I knew was straight that I had cut on my table saw, and it laid flat before I jointed it. It was probably a 3 foot board and when I laid it down after jointing, it had about a 1/16th inch gap on the end. And this was for either side depending on which end you are pushing down on.
How do i fix this? Is this an infeed table or outfeed table issue? When I set up the outfeed table, I set it up so that my ruler while resting on the outfeed table and knives, turning the knives pulls the ruler about an 1/8th inch.
Thanks for any help, and thanks to the previous guys on their advice on buying this tool.