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I have a Sears 6" joiner I received used. Sounds like the same joiner (Rick Leet was looking for a guard a few posts back). Anyway, I am having trouble getting a even face on the ends of the boards I try to join. Some time it works real good, but most of the time it will not be flush with the board it will be glued to. I'm pretty sure I need to replace the blades and will most likly tonight. But, im not sure if I am using the joiner correctly.
My question is. What is the technique in using the joiner? Do you but pressure on the back of the board before it goes over the plades, on the front after the blades, or just keep it against the fence as you bush it throught the blades?
My woodworking terminology is very limited. What I mean by joining and not being flush, is by taking two boards and gluing them the make one wider board with a noticeable gap (mainly in the middel of the glue line)is visible.