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Ridged jointer safty blade guard???

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  • Ridged jointer safty blade guard???

    Has anyone had issues with the blade safety guard being cut out to the point you can't plane under 3/4 " stock thickness. I use 1/2" stock allot in my project and was concerned with buying a Rigid jointer because of that

    Thanks Jim

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    It's been mentioned. I had a problem with that at first. What was suggested by some wise person here was to make a jig. Some piece of wood to act as a thicker "carrier" while jointing thin stock.

    I've since learned that I'm better off using the planer at that point anyway. Trying to joint thin stock will sometimes cause it to "belly" as the center can bow.
    I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.