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    Fence placement when jointing narrow boards?

    Do you leave the fence all the all the way to the back or do you move it closer towards you so you don't have to reach as far? I guess you can move it around too to make sure the cutter heads get used evenly.

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    I try to move mine when I remember to. When I bought it the salesman said You are going to move it after every cut and I thought to myself, yeah right

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    I move my jointer fence around to keep the cutters wearing somewhat evenly. Edge jointing thin stock though I usually keep it close the side I am working from.

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    I leave mine in the rear position as I joint one face then edge before going on to the next board.....Rod

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    I set the fence where I think the knives are the sharpest.
    I have 12 inches of knife to choose from
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sheridan View Post
    I leave mine in the rear position as I joint one face then edge before going on to the next board.....Rod
    This for me +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sheridan View Post
    I leave mine in the rear position as I joint one face then edge before going on to the next board.....Rod
    Me as well +2
    If over thinking was an Olympic event, I'd win Gold every time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Conner View Post
    Do you leave the fence all the all the way to the back or do you move it closer towards you so you don't have to reach as far? I guess you can move it around too to make sure the cutter heads get used evenly.

    This describes my use.
    I always forget . . . Is it the letter "S" or the letter "C" that is silent in the word scent?
    - Glenn (the second "N" is silent) Bradley

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    I've got a helical head, so I don't think position matters as much as it would on a straight knife. Wearing out the carbines in one section can be fixed by just replacing that section of carbides.

    So I do the same as Rod, where I have it setup to do both edges and faces.

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