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The jointer in the Wood Shop is currently being set up. A jointer is used to create a straight surface on a board. It can also be used to create a second straight surface at a right angle to the first straight surface.

Basic Info

  • Ownership: TBD, best contact person is Dave Alvarez
  • Location: The jointer should be stored in the Wood Shop. It is on a wheeled base so it can be rolled out to provide clearance for working with long boards.
  • What it looks like:

jointer photo

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Acme CNC Yak Shaver - Model 5000 deluxe
  • Part Number:


not specified


Put the rules that govern the use of this tool here.

  • To prevent nicks on the blades, please check your board carefully and remove nails, screws, and any other metal bits.
  • You can use any wiki formatting that you wish:
  • Like a bulleted list


Set the cutting depth

The depth adjustment ...

Turn it On

The power switch is located ...

Turn it Off

The power switch is located ...

Authorized Users and Trainers

No equipment access set up. See User:pajamapuma or Equipment Access Project for help.

Other References

not specified


Two critical adjustments need to be maintained on the jointer. The infeed and outfeed tables need to be parallel to within 0.001 in. or so, and the blades need to be 0.001 in. higher than the outfeed table.

Things that Need to be Done

What problems does this thing have, or are there improvements that would make it better.


  1. What is a jointer? Wikipedia has an excellent article on the Jointer.
  2. Is there an online video that discusses jointer table/cutter alignment? Yes: jointer adjustments