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    Another crack thread

    But, it's not what you think.

    For a very long time my jointer has been giving me fits because I never seem to get it just right. I've replaced the fence a couple of times and got it close, sometimes, but never "right on". Now I know why. I discovered this while doing some fine tuning earlier today.
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    This has produced a slight belly in the in-feed table that allows me to read the fence at 90* in one place, but not another. Well, I guess I need to order a part.
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    thats a bummer rennie,, you been workin it to hard latly how would you ever break it in there ? and will the part be cost effective?
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    And I was hoping for some cool YouTube "crack-like addicting" video links...

    That is a bummer Rennie. Any idea how it could have happend?
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    doesnt look good.
    Hope you can fix it up Rennie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    thats a bummer rennie,, you been workin it to hard latly how would you ever break it in there ? and will the part be cost effective?
    I don't remember ever having it drop, but
    This jointer has been driving me batty for years. I figured it was me! As for the cost, don't know yet waiting to hear back from Delta service center.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    And I was hoping for some cool YouTube "crack-like addicting" video links...

    That is a bummer Rennie. Any idea how it could have happend?

    Sorry to disappoint you on the title.

    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    doesnt look good.
    Hope you can fix it up Rennie.
    Me too! I'm supposed to hear from Delta within 24 hours.
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    Hmmmmm, ....... FlexSteel tools are supposed to be Good, But FlexIron, NOT!!!

    What a Bummer, Rennie, but it's good you found it now rather than later. I hope you can get a replacement part that is cost effective before you have to start a new project. Good Luck.

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    OK - this isn't good

    Here is the answer from Delta,

    Thank you for contacting Delta Machinery. Regretfully, the base, front, and rear tables can not be supplied because they must be machined together for accuracy and true alignment, making this repair cost prohibitive. I encourage you to contact your nearest factory service center, listed below, for other options if available. Be sure to have the model/cat number and complete serial number available at the time of contact.

    What I think they're saying is, "time to buy a new jointer". Could not have come at a worse time.
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    I'm not sure what part that is Rennie, from the pic's supplied. You can braze iron. It might mean re-machining the face of the fence? If you knew someone with a surface grinder that wouldn't be much problem. We did that kind of repair to dies many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Downes View Post
    I'm not sure what part that is Rennie, from the pic's supplied. You can braze iron. It might mean re-machining the face of the fence? If you knew someone with a surface grinder that wouldn't be much problem. We did that kind of repair to dies many times.
    That's the in-feed table Paul. I once took the fence to a major machine shop in the area and they said the could not flatten it for me - I suspect that would not be able to this either. Maybe I should try another machinist? I think part of the problem is the irregular shape of the base and getting it to present a flat face to the milling head. Could be wrong.
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    If you do decide to try and braze it, don't forget to drill a hole at the end of the crack to stop it. I don't know if it would help to try and pull it together with a bar clamp and then braze it. Either way it wouldn't hurt to try. Of course maybe this is a sign telling you it is time to upgrade to a larger jointer.

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