A while back I posted (Here or in Tool Talk) about how I set jointer knives using a sheet of glass and strong magnets. Someone asked how I found top-dead-center.
I’m in the process of putting fresh knives in my jointer so I thought I’d answer the question.The picture below should answer any questions.View ImageThe knife bevel is flat to the glass – just adjust your outfeed table until the lower part of the bevel is just above flush with the cutter head. Then lock the outfeed table. That will ensure that all three cutters will be set the same. I can set a knife in about 15 minutes – 45 for all three. I don’t have a dial indicator (though I’m watching one on ebay 🙂 to tell you how far out the knives are, but I know I get great results with the jointer in the end. Mark
Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an ax.